Updated: Jun 21, 2020
This breed is prone to issues like sensitive skin and allergies.
French Bulldogs benefit from monthly baths due to their special needs and susceptibility to allergies.
Regular bathing with hypoallergenic shampoo can help relieve many of these symptoms. You could consult your vet about whether or not your Frenchie requires a prescription shampoo, but there are several alternatives on the market that do a great job.
This is how to shower your French bulldog:
A Frenchie’s sturdy and square frame makes them stable on their feet. However, they will appreciate if you place a rubber mat on the bath tub’s slick surface to keep them from sliding around.
First, wet your Frenchie with clean water at a lukewarm temperature. Cover the eyes, nose, and ears.
Rub his neck and back with a little shampoo and massage it well into the coat.
Let the shampoo work in and then rinse everything thoroughly. Make sure that all remains of the shampoo are washed out and that nothing is left behind. Residues can cause skin irritation.
Let him shake his coat well.
Dry your freshly washed friend with a special towel for dogs and/or hairdryer.
groom the coat well. If necessary, use anti-tangling spray.
Finish off with a little cleansing lotion for all coat types.
Tip: especially in winter you should dry your Frenchie well and do not let him dry in a place where it is draft to avoid a cold.
Brushing and combing the dog regularly prevents dirt from sticking in the fur. You remove loose hair, dirt and parasites, and the blood flow to the skin is stimulated. This creates a healthy and shinier coat.
French bulldogs have short, thick or silky hair and should be brushed with a brush for short hair dogs.
Ears cleaning :
Since Frenchies have big bat-shaped ears, their ear canals are exposed to collecting different environmental allergens, plant pieces, dirt, and debris. Considering that some French bulldogs are on a higher tendency to suffer from allergies due to their weak immune systems and brachycephalic skulls, owners should pay attention not only to their ear cleaning but also to their folds' hygiene.
Hold your dog by the collar to keep it steady. Your dog may be a little resistant to having its ears wiped out. Try sitting on the floor with your French bulldog between your legs or on your lap. Hold its collar with 1 hand and use the other hand to wipe out its ears. Keep treats nearby, and give your dog a treat at the beginning and end of the process.
Wipe out the visible parts of your dog’s ear with a moist paper towel. Wet a clean cotton pad with ear cleaning solution and wring out the excess so that it is just damp. Then use the cotton buds to wipe out the visible parts of the inside of your French bulldog’s ear.
Clean all of your doggy's wrinkles each day with warm water and cotton pad or apply appropriate product . French bulldogs are prone to yeast and bacterial infections, especially around the eyes (which cause tearstaining), muzzle (drool staining) and private parts.
Check your furbaby's nose for pale, dry spots ("scale nose" or "winter nose"). Use udder balm-style lotion to treat as necessary.
On average, you should be cutting your French Bulldog's nails once every 1-2 months. If you start to hear your dog's nails tapping against the floor when they walk, it's time for a manicure.
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