Smushnosed dogs are super cute, snuggly, wrinkly and sweet. With their small size, proper maintenance like bathing is much easier and so is drying but let’s not forget to clean between those rolls!
A lot of the time it’s very easy for owners to forget to clean between those folds on our precious smushies’ faces. Neglecting to do so can cause a physical discomfort to our pups over time and a smelly one for us.
Food, crumbs, dirt and moisture can get trapped in here very easily. Our pups can’t do much to prevent or alleviate this problem so its up to us (mommies and daddies) to take matters into our own paws.
For Presley’s rolls, I usually use a soft washcloth while he’s in the bath (or a damp one when he’s between baths) and always make sure to clean between each of those tiny facial folds. Always be gentle when cleaning these areas because the skin can easily get tender and irritated, plus our pups don’t enjoy it to begin with, best to make it as pleasant as possible. Afterwards, I use a few clean cotton swabs to make a few passes through the folds to make sure they’re clear of excess moisture. If there are dry areas, cuts, or scrapes in between the folds, sometimes a tiny dab of petroleum jelly will do the trick. If excess dryness occurs then maybe it might be time to call your puppy doctor to see what’s up.
Remember, take care of your pups by keeping those beautiful faces happy and healthy!