Help! My bulldog’s tail pocket is infected!
Bulldog tail infections are classified by itchy, red or stinky skin, as well as any other signs of irritation. Bulldogs have adorable little screw tails covered in wrinkles. As cute as their wrinkly tails may be, these creases and folds open up their little back doors to a number of potential infections. If your dog’s tail blocks his or her anus in any way the infection can be made worse by anal sac fluids and feces—which can create a terrible (and thankfully curable) stench. Some dogs develop a yeast infection in their tail pocket, which then causes them to lick and chew at their behinds with no shame. Yeast infections tend to come with a pretty icky stench as well.
How To Treat Bulldog Tail Infections
Clip the fur surrounding the infected area. Fur is a breeding ground for infectious materials. Your best bet is to get rid of it so that it doesn’t increase the risk for further infection. This will also make it easier to treat the infection.
Wash the area with an antiseptic soap and blot dry.
If the wound is already open use a clean napkin or gauze to gently press out any pus, which will be absorbed by the gauze. This should only be done if the wound is already open and draining pus.
Soak a washcloth in warm water and apply it over the area. Warmth draws out blood antibodies and white blood cells that help fight off infection. Apply the hot washcloth to your dog’s skin for 5 minutes on and 5 minutes off until the cloth cools. Repeat this process 2-5 times a day until you notice it healing. This can also help soften and remove scabs as they form, helping to reduce the risk of abscess formation.
If your bulldog’s tail infection is bad enough to warrant serious concern don’t hesitate to take your dog to the vet. He or she might need an antibiotic.
How To Heal A Bulldog Tail Infection Faster
Wrinkle Balm is specially formulated to help treat and soothe a number of skin infections, including tail infections. Wrinkle Balm is made with all natural, organic and vegan ingredients that are 100% safe—even if your dog happens to consume an entire tube.
Wrinkle Balm is proven to treat and prevent skin fold dermatitis, yeast and bacterial infections, red, chaffed and inflamed skin, crusty buildups, foul odors, hair loss, baldness, scabbing, sores and pimples. Wrinkle Balm is gentle enough to use on your dog’s face, but effective enough to be used on their tail as well. Read our guide to yeast infections to learn more about other types of symptoms and how to treat them.
Need Something Stronger For Severe Bulldog Tail Infections?
For more intense infections you’ll want to apply Skin Soother to the affected areas. Skin Soother is also made from carefully sourced all natural, organic and vegan ingredients but it is a little stronger than Wrinkle Balm. Skin Soother is packed with healing herbs that naturally fight off bacteria, fungus, yeast and inflammation. Learn more about Skin Soother.
How To Prevent Future Bulldog Tail Infections
Wrinkles provide a dark and moist space where bacteria, yeast and other infections thrive. Daily cleaning is key to preventing infections. Always make sure the area is completely dry when you are finished cleaning. You should be able to keep your puppy’s tail healthy all the time!
Wrinkle Balm is an effective treatment method as well as preventative measure. You’ll want to continue applying Wrinkle Balm even after the area improves. Daily cleaning followed by application of Wrinkle Balm will help prevent future infections from forming. Giving your bulldog the greatest chance at a healthy and happy life full of endless tail wags.
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