I am getting a 4 years old girl from a shelter. I've never owned a pug before;therefore cleaning routine sounds a little challenging. I mean, dog does't know me, and may not trust me at first. What if she bites? What if she gets upset with me and will have trust issues? Please help.
I'm also new to this forum and am so glad to connect with oter pug owners. I have two pugs. Bob is 9 and Daisy is 8 1/2. Bob is currently having nose wrinkle problems. I ordered Douxo pads from Amazon. I read that this works very well for folds. My vet also uses it at their clinic. I'll let you know how Bob responds to it. Does anyone else have the following? Our dogs sleep with us. In the middle of the night Bob will wake up and start licking his nose. Licking, Licking can go on for as long as an hour. I'm not sure if this is a response to his nose wrinkle problem or the licking is what caused it in the first place. Maybe it has nothing to do with the wrinkle thing at all, it seems he has done this for the last couple years. Not every night but most nights.
Ok it has been 4 days with the Douxo pads and his nose wrinkle is soooo much better! He no longer licks at night. There must've been a connection to his licking and licking at night to the condition of his nose wrinkle. We have all slept thru the night three nights in a row. Wow!!
I have found it easiest to clean out Kirby's wrinkle when he is sleepy! I think the calmer he is the less he cares what I do to him. In fact, I have a feeling he finds it soothing as he usually just shuts his eyes and drifts back off to sleep as I am doing the cleaning! I think it all depends on the personality of the pup, but Kirby will not let me get any here close to those wrinkles if he is wide awake and being active.
Ha my Cruiser is not at all good at this cleaning his nose fold. But I am going to give your advice a try. When I do get the rare moment to clean it, it has always been clean. But I keep doing it.
Thanks for the tips
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Great thread indeed. Thanks for the synopsis you provided on cleaning of dog eyes and nose. Would look forward for more fruitful suggestions from you.
This is what ive been doing but my Misa enjoys fighting back to get the wipe. Any other way to prevent that instead of letting her lick/chew my finger? Treats and toys dont phase her when it comes to the joy or ripping the wipe..lol
Baby Kato is just over 9 weeks old so his wrinkle folds aren't quite big or formed just yet.
Is it okay just to try and clean his face with the wipes? He does love to smash his face in his food but there's not much folds to lift yet!
Shughie and Gog have never balked at having their wrinkles cleaned. I say to the both of them, "Time to clean nasty faces... who's gonna be first?" While it's not their favorite thing, they tolerate it without being twisty. This is done twice daily (after meals). Lots of praise and a tiny treat goes a long way! (Both will be seven years old next week!)
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Our first pug, Clancy, had a very deep nose wrinkle that got very dirty. My wife used some old facecloths and sewed them into kind of a mitten shape. We would get it wet with warm water and just use it to rub right into the wrinkle. Worked well, and Clancy didn't mind at all (I think he liked it, as his nose was quite itchy when dirty).
Our two current pugs don't have deep nose wrinkles, and it hasn't been an issue.