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Treating Irritated Dog Wrinkles: Causes, Stages, and Prevention

Treating Irritated Dog Wrinkles: Causes, Stages, and Prevention

Irritated dog wrinkles are common but they shouldn’t be considered the norm.

Pugs, bulldogs, and other wrinkly dogs are at risk for developing infections between their adorable skin folds. That's why, caring for your dogs with skin folds and treating dog wrinkles becomes even more important to reduce discomfort and prevent the infection from worsening.

One of the first signs of irritated dog wrinkles is often a musty or stinky odour. As infection sets in, your dog may develop red inflamed skin, crusty sores or scabs, or slimy skin.

What Causes Irritated Dog Wrinkles?

Infected or irritated wrinkles can impact any part of your dog’s body, from their squishy face to their wrinkly tail pocket. Wrinkles are easily infected because they are dark and moist, aka the perfect environment for bacteria to grow.

That’s why, it’s crucial to clean out your dog’s wrinkles as much as several times per day.

Every time your dog eats or drinks, moisture and food particles splash up and collect in wrinkles. When they play outside, debris can squeeze in between wrinkles. If this mixture of moisture, food, and debris is not regularly cleaned it’ll help foster bacterial life.

Stages of Wrinkle Infections

There are different stages of wrinkle infections, generally beginning with skin fold dermatitis, a fancy term for inflamed skin.

Untreated dermatitis can develop into a more serious skin disease such as a pyoderma infection. Pyoderma literally translates to “pus in the skin,” so at this stage, you will see bumps that might be oozing icky stuff. Wrinkles are also susceptible to staph infections.

Irritated or infected wrinkles will not heal on their own. In almost all cases, the problem will worsen without treatment.

How to Treat Dog Wrinkles?

First and foremost, visit your vet if your dog’s wrinkles appear infected.

Additionally, caring for your dogs with wrinkles should include cleaning your dog’s wrinkles with a moist towel several times a day, especially after they eat or drink. Then, go back over wrinkles with a dry towel to remove any moisture. Finish the job by applying organic Wrinkle Balm between your dog’s wrinkles.

Food and water dishes quickly develop bacteria that can cause infected or irritated wrinkles. So don’t forget to clean your dogs’ water dishes daily, and their bowls between each feeding.

The All-Natural Wonders of Wrinkle Balm

Wrinkle Balm is all-natural, easy to apply, and gentle enough for sensitive bullies while packing naturally powerful anti-fungal properties that combat yeast, bacteria, and crusty skin.

Furthermore, every all-natural ingredient in Wrinkle Balm is packed with antioxidants and vitamins specially selected for their ability to improve skin fold conditions and help prevent future outbreaks.

Try it on your pup today to see why so many bulldog and pug owners swear by it.

Bye-Bye, Smelly, Infected & Irritated Skin!

Next time you kiss your dog on the face, do it without cringing over the smell. Say bye-bye to stinky, infected, irritated dog wrinkles, and hello to smooth, healthy, and odour-free wrinkles that you’ll love to smooch, again and again!

Natural Dog Company
Sep 2018
Natural Dog Company

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