Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tips for caring for the wrinkly doggie
The Huffington Post recently ran an article about wrinkly dogs. They're cute, but require some extra care to stay safe from skin problems.
Use a gentle wipe to clean the wrinkles on a daily basis. If the dog is unused to it, clean slowly, and give the dog lots of treats to help him realize the experience is pleasant.
Use a soft, damp cloth, or pre-moistened, alcohol-free wipes. Rub gently.
Wrinkly dogs should be bathed at least once a month with a gentle shampoo. Shampoos with colloidal oatmeal are particularly good because they help against itchy and dry skin. Very gently scrub between all the dog's wrinkles each bath, and make sure all shampoo residue rinses off.
These dogs tend to already have dry skin, and blow drying them is superfluous. Using a blow dryer might dry out the top layer of skin and leave moisture in the folds.