Like some humans, some dog breeds are known to be a little more wrinkly than others. This includes breeds like the Pug, the Shar Pei, the Bulldog, and the Bloodhound. Unlike humans, however, these folds can be pretty large and sometimes even pose issues for the dog if not tended to properly. Wrinkles can be breeding grounds for bacteria and infection, so cleaning them thoroughly is an important part of daily maintenance for dogs with wrinkles and folds. While you may be able to get some of the body wrinkles clean with a good bath, cleaning the wrinkles around the face and nose may take a more specific approach.
An infection or irritation in the wrinkles on your dog’s face may present significant discomfort if not addressed quickly. While having these areas cleaned may not be your dog’s favorite activity, it’s a procedure that can be made quick and painless with a little bit of positive reinforcement and plenty of encouragement.
To keep your dog cute and healthy with all those wrinkles, cleaning is a required component of his daily care. Remember that he depends on you to keep him happy and to prevent bacteria build-up in and around his face. The cleaner you can keep those wrinkles, the happier your pup will be to shower you in plenty of wrinkly kisses on a daily basis.