Washing a Pug's Face

Santa's helper may need a facial.
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A pug’s face is incredibly cute with all of his wrinkles and his bright dark globular eyes. Dogs with wrinkles or facial folds need extra care. The best time to wash a pug’s face is when he is calm. He will thank you with a cute underbite smile.

Step 1

Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them thoroughly. This removes any bacteria or germs that may be on your hands.

Step 2

Fill a cup with lukewarm water from the sink. Set the cup and cotton swabs on a table near a chair or couch.

Step 3

Open a jar of petroleum jelly and set it near your other cleaning supplies.

Step 4

Place your pug in your lap on the couch or chair. Turn him on your lap so he is facing you.

Step 5

Dip a cotton swab into the warm water. Slightly open a fold of skin above his nose with your forefinger and thumb. Wipe out the fold with a cotton swab. Clean each fold above his nose and on his face in this manner using a new damp cotton swab for each fold.

Step 6

Extend a forefinger and wrap it in a dry washcloth. Gently dry each fold to remove any excess moisture between the wrinkles. Move your finger to another dry area of the washcloth to dry each fold thoroughly.

Step 7

Dip a cotton swab into petroleum jelly to secure a small amount on the tip. Insert the cotton swab into the fold directly above your pug’s nose on one side. Gently apply a thin layer throughout this fold.

Step 8

Give your pug lots of praise and loving for his patience and supply him with a dog treat.

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