Routine brushing is an essential task for every bulldog owner. Brushing removes dead hair, distributes oils throughout the coat, and keeps the hair clean and shiny. The short coat of the bulldog makes brushing a breeze, so it only takes a few minutes a day.
Move your dog outside before you groom her. Bulldogs may have short hair, but they still shed and brushing indoors will cover your home with dead hair.
Brush the dog all over with a rubber grooming brush. Rubber brushes have short, stiff bristles that gather dead hair from the coat without scratching your bulldog’s sensitive skin. Use the brush on your own arm before brushing your dog; if it feels too rough on your skin, it will be uncomfortable for your dog.
Wipe the dog’s coat with a dry bath wipe. These wipes are specifically designed to lift away mud and dirt, while being sensitive enough to prevent irritating your bulldog’s skin.
Clean your bulldog’s wrinkles with a soft cloth. Dip the cloth in warm water, and lift up each individual wrinkle. Wipe the inside of each fold, cleaning all dirt and food residue from the skin. Hold the skin up until the water dries, and move on to the next wrinkle.
- Wash your bulldog’s wrinkles every day to stave off odors and infections. The heavy wrinkles around the face are notorious for trapping moisture, and causing bacterial growth and skin irritation.
Louise Lawson has been a published author and editor for more than 10 years. Lawson specializes in pet and food-related articles, utilizing her 15 years as a sous chef and as a dog breeder, handler and trainer to produce pieces for online and print publications.