A Skin Care Guide for English BulldogsWB English Bulldogs
English Bulldogs are the gentle breed of the dog world. They’re known for their playful personalities and happy-go-lucky attitude. While these dogs may be easygoing, it’s important to remember that just like any other pup, they need proper care and attention!
Here at WB English Bulldogs, we want to help you keep your English bulldog healthy and happy by providing everything you need to know about keeping a healthy skin from head to toe. By following our tips below, you’ll be able to provide your pet with the best skin care that’ll prevent further issues down the road.
Cleaning our bulldog's skin folds & wrinkles
As you clean your dog’s skin folds and wrinkles, use a soft cloth and warm water. Gently wipe the skin fold to remove any dirt or debris. Do not use soap or detergent on this area of the body, as it will strip away essential oils and moisture needed to keep the hair follicles healthy. Additionally, do not rub hard while cleaning these areas of your pet; also refrain from using a washcloth or brush on them at all costs!
If you notice that your dog’s skin is irritated, then sulfate-free, organic, hypoallergenic dog shampoo can help soothe your dog’s irritated skin; anti-inflammatories such as aloe vera and hydrocortisone can also help reduce itchiness and inflamed skin.
Drying our Bulldog's Skin
The skin folds on your bulldog need to be kept clean, dry and healthy. That’s why we recommend using a towel to pat down the area or drying with a hair dryer. The idea here is that you’re removing excess water while keeping the skin surface smooth and soft. It’s also important not to scrub hard when drying your Bulldog’s skin folds because this can irritate the skin and cause further irritation or sores!
Here are some tips for keeping your Bulldog’s skin folds dry:
- If you’re going to use a towel, first gently pat the area to remove excess water. This will keep you from overscrubbing your bulldog’s skin.
- If you’re going to use a hair dryer to dry the folds, use a low heat setting. We must keep in mind that bulldog skin is extremely sensitive and prone to inflammation if scratched excessively.
Use Special Wipes for Regular Cleaning
There are several things to keep in mind when selecting a wipe for your English bulldog’s skin folds. First, never use baby wipes—they are not intended for cleaning up dirty areas on sensitive dog skin and can actually cause irritation due to their harsh chemicals. If you need help keeping your bulldog clean in between baths, try medicated wipes designed especially for cleaning sensitive dog skin. These wipes will keep your bulldog’s skin clean and prevent any buildup of bacteria that could lead to infection.
Finally, do not use regular paper towels or alcohol-based cleansers on your bulldog’s face or body, either! Both have the potential to dry out his sensitive face and make it harder for him to breathe properly while sleeping at night (which is often done with his mouth slightly open). Baby powder shouldn’t be applied anywhere near a puppy either since it could cause health issues later on.
Cleaning our bulldog's tail pocket.
The English bulldog’s tail pocket is a place of contention. It’s a large fold of skin that can be difficult to keep clean and comfortable. The good news is that an English bulldog tail pocket is meant to be a space where moisture collects, so it’s better than having your dog walk around with wet butt cheeks all the time. Still, you should pay attention to this area just like you would any other part of your dog’s body—and here are some tips for how to do it:
- Cleaning frequency: Clean your dog’s tail pocket daily if possible (sometimes this will require getting someone else involved). If you’re too busy for daily maintenance, aim for bi-weekly cleaning instead
- How-to: Wash out poop clumps with warm water; use moistened gauze pads or cotton balls dipped in hydrogen peroxide solution (alternatively, use diluted vinegar) on stubborn stains; gently wipe away any remaining gunk using wet paper towels; pat dry with another towel after cleaning so as not to irritate already sensitive skin
English bulldog skin folds must be kept dry & clean at all times. This is a very important part of caring for your dog and can save you a lot of time and money and inconveniences for your dog in the long run.
If you’re wondering how to clean your bulldog’s wrinkles and folds, this guide has everything you need to know!