Each day, you should inspect the wrinkles and provide a cleaning whether or not there is visible debris. It's best to clean the face after each meal; at the very least you'll want to do this once a day. Owners should not wait until there is visible foreign matter; by then irritation and germs will have already built up. Cleaning should be done to prevent a buildup, not to just take away the stuff once it is in there. In addition, this sort of routine grooming will include keeping the folds dry, regardless of their cleanliness.
Products for Cleaning - There are several different types of products that you may use:
• Canine facial wipes
- * Top recommended option. If there is no infection and you simply want to keep the wrinkles in good shape, one of the best wipes to use is a quality canine eye wipe. These are super gentle and very effective with the proper PH balance to keep the delicate skin of crevices healthy.
• Baby wipes
– Hypo-allergenic and sanitary, this is a good choice. Packages contain many sheets and just one container should last about a month. The price for a packet is usually low and they are easy to dispense.
• A soft thin wash cloth
– Not our first pick, this is better than nothing and can be used if you run out of canine facial wipes. Do keep in mind that if you opt for this, you will need to properly wash them using warm or hot water and dry on a hot cycle to keep them clean and bacteria free.
• Cotton balls
– Also, not our top pick, loose cotton (or Q-tips) may be used; however with this option, do be sure to use something other than a Q-tip for drying, as using these will often be just fine for swiping out matter, but not absorbent enough for properly drying the wrinkles. So, if choosing this, do use a soft cloth or gauze afterward.
– This is similar to the above and works well if you obtain those which are sterilized.
• 50/50 mixture of your Pug’s shampoo & water
(only needed if you opt to use a cloth, cotton or gauze to clean; canine facial wipes & baby wipes are pre-moistened).
• For drying
– A soft, clean, dry thin washcloth or gauze.