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Facial Folds Need Regular Cleaning
Dear Dr. Pat, My English Bulldog has deep wrinkles on his face. Jasper has had yeast or fungus infections a couple times in these areas. It is hard to care for this skin and getting it completely dry is really hard too. I don't want to have a groomer do it.
Our friend has a Sharpei with the same problems. We both hope you can suggest some special techniques to help keep Jasper and my friend's dog from getting infections. I don't think this blog has an 'Ask the Groomer' column do they? Maybe that would be a good idea.
- Mild vinegar solution (1 part vinegar to 9 parts water)
- Green tea (just like you’d drink it, only cool)
- Witch Hazel (Not for use close to the eyes!)
- Lavender wash (1 cup boiled water, ¼ tsp sea salt, 10 drops lavender tincture. Keep in fridge and make a fresh batch every 5 days or so.)
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Dr. Pat's opinion or advice does not replace an actual exam with a veterinarian
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