An English bulldog’s fur is relatively low maintenance; their skin is another story. Their folds are adorable, but they can also be a breeding ground for dirt and bacteria if they’re not properly cleaned. That’s why it’s crucial to take care of your English bulldog’s skin so that they stay happy and healthy.

Here’s how to get started:

Bathe your English bulldog once every 2 weeks

Bathing your English bulldog regularly can help keep their skin free of dirt, dust, mud, and bacteria. We recommend bathing them at least once every 2 weeks, but if you notice they got exceptionally dirty or smelly before the two-week mark, then bathe them earlier. Most ordinary dog shampoo will work, but if your bulldog has sensitive skin, make sure you get products that will not irritate it.

Wipe and clean their folds

Baths may not be enough to keep your English bulldog’s skin folds clean. Their folds easily attract dirt and moisture, making it a haven for bacteria. As such, we recommend cleaning their folds daily or at least every other day. Grab a wet cloth and gently wipe their folds. Then, pat them dry with another cloth, making sure to remove any moisture between their folds.

Brush their fur regularly

Brushing your bulldog’s fur can keep their coat healthy along with their skin. Brushing will remove dead hairs and oils that could collect onto their skin and in their folds. You don’t need to brush your English bulldog daily, but we do recommend brushing them a few times per week, especially before a bath.

By taking these steps, you can help keep your English bulldog’s skin healthy. For more tips on how to care for your English bulldog, read through our blog or contact us today.