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Caring for our Wonderful Wrinkly Dogs, Naturally

by Sami Stretton 28 Apr 2020
Caring for our Wonderful Wrinkly Dogs, Naturally


If you’re the proud ‘mother’ or ‘father’ of a dog with a beautiful set of squishy wrinkles, here are some simple TLC tips to ensure they remain free from skin problems. 

Wrinkle Washing

Your fur baby’s wrinkles need to be regularly cleaned because they are a super-efficient collector of everything from dirt to food and moisture. If let unattended, what’s hidden beneath those fabulous folds can lead to uncomfortable chafing, skin irritation, and a rather unpleasant pong!

Wrinkles should be washed at least 3 times per week, and ideally every day using a damp facecloth, or un-perfumed face wipes, followed by a soft dry cloth. 

Try completing this task with another member of the household - one to hold back the folds and one to clean and wipe dry - makes it a far easier task.

The Wonders of Wrinkle Balm

Wrinkle balms are not just ideal for treating minor irritations, they can also help to prevent them. Here are some common issues that wrinkle balms can help with:

  • Yeast and bacteria build-up
  • Skinfold infection
  • Redness and inflammation
  • Itchy and flaky skin
  • Unpleasant odours

Wrinkle Love Recommendations 

To naturally protect and prevent or relieve and restore the health of your dog’s wrinkles, we have a beautiful all-natural, safe, and gentle snout balm. Tried and tested by our holistic vet, our NZ made balm is essential for your pet care kit. 


Nature knows best when it comes to healing   

Click to learn more about our Vet Love Naturally Range

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