Helping your bulldogs skin

Helping your bulldogs skin

During the winter months, bulldogs are known for getting dry skin. They often ‘chew’ on themselves as if they have fleas, but actually they are just trying to itch themself and their teeth are the only option they have. Dry skin on your bulldog is just as uncomfortable as it is on us, if not more. They don’t have the option of bathing and applying lotion each day, so the cases of dry skin can get extreme. How can you help cure dry skin on your bulldog?

The most important part of curing your bulldog’s dry skin is a deep moisturizing shampoo. You want to use enough shampoo that you can get near the skin and use your nails or a brush to help remove the dry skin. Be sure to rinse all of the shampoo off and allow the hair to air dry instead of using a towel. Allowing the hair to air dry will keep most of the moisture locked into the skin.

One you remove most the dry skin, you’ll want to use a mixture of lemon juice and vinegar. Yes, your dog will smell for a little while, but the mixture will get rid of any dead skin that is left behind and prevent new skin from drying out. You should also brush your dog every other day in order to break up any dry skin that is caught underneath. You can take to your local groomer about the best shampoo and brush to use on your dog and they’ll be more than happy to give you a few useful tips.