Angel Bulldog: Sherbie will literally rest her head in one of my palms and allow me to work the crevasses of her face with my other hand.
Feisty Bulldog: Lunchbox literally requires a headlock and then you have approximately one nanosecond to take a swipe at his folds before the thrashing begins.
But as you all surely know keeping a bulldog’s facial folds clean is paramount to keeping their skin healthy and their beautiful appearance intact.
Now that we have two bulldogs there was a small hope that they would clean each other – like cats. And while they do excessively lick one another, especially on the heads, I wouldn’t say it is a cleansing lick. Instead Sherbie’s head is becoming an interesting shade of brown-orange, and no amount of bath time and coconut shampoo is doing the trick. And the paws? Another story all together. Between holding bones and licking away the leftovers both dogs’ paws are the color of popsicles. Exotic blood orange popsicles.
The vet has recommended chlorhexidine pads, especially for cleaning LB’s face which has the tendency to produce sores. And that works, when we can get at him. But he can smell them from a mile away and then he cringes and thrashes – That can’t be good for those wrinkles!
So I’m curious the techniques and tactics everyone else is using to keep their wrinkly friends pristine. I posted this question on Twitter recently and the response was unscented baby wipes which are only to be found in specific aisles of specific stores, such as Walmart. Please drop us a comment below!