Caring For The Wrinkles On Your English Bulldog

Jun 17 08:26 2011 Jack Kean Print This Article

Placing your dog on an elevated surface will make wrinkle cleaning much easier.


Those of us who own English Bulldogs understand that they take a little more care than the average dog. In addition to the routine medications to prevent heart worms and fleas and the annual trip to the vet,Guest Posting English Bulldogs need a little extra TLC.

The wrinkles we love in English Bulldogs are also prone to yeast infections if not properly cared for. The objective is to keep the area inside the wrinkles clean and dry. Some suggest you clean the wrinkles daily and put unscented baby powder between the folds of skin. While not a bad idea if your English Bulldog suffers from excessive tearing, that may not be necessary for all of them. However, this is not a medical article, but merely a recounting of how we try and prevent wrinkle problems.

While our English Bulldog is generally very accepting of our attentions, he is not pleased to have his wrinkles cleaned or his teeth brushed. He is also not fond of having anything put in his ears.

Normally we bathe the dog in a tub about every ten days. During that process we make an effort to clean his wrinkles, but that is usually not very satisfactory so we concentrate on getting him clean and save other attentions for the next day.

We place a couple of blankets over the washing machine and put him on top. No, he doesn't care for this but he also will not move around too much since he is afraid of falling off. Of course we talk to him and promise his favorite treat, ice cream, when we are finished. Vanilla ice cream from McDonald’s seems to agree with him.

With one person holding him to make certain he doesn't fall off, the other one attends to nail clipping, teeth brushing and of course wrinkle cleaning. For the wrinkle cleaning we use Mal-A-Ket wipes. After cleaning each wrinkle carefully with the wipes we put Muricin in the wrinkles. These products work for us, and we have not had a real problem with the dog's wrinkles.

While these products are successful for us, you will need to consult with your veterinarian to see if they would be right for your English Bulldog.

Having our English Bulldog elevated and not able to move around too much makes it possible for us to work on his wrinkles in a very satisfactory manner. We even manage to brush his teeth which is likely his least favorite thing.

Any elevated surface that restricts the dog's movements will make wrinkle cleaning an easier task.

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Jack Kean
Jack Kean

Jack Kean is the proud owner of an English Bulldog.  Check out Dog Supplies and Training for a special page on English Bulldogs complete with pictures.  Also great articles on caring for your dog; training and discounts on supplies. 

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