Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 12 of 13

Thread: Wrinkle removal from face

  1. #1
    Pooper scooper karlajgee's Avatar
    Real Name
    Karla
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    40
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Murphy
    Likes (Received)
    6

    Default Wrinkle removal from face

    So I took Murphy to the vet yesterday because the wrinkles on the side of his face looked infected. We ended up getting an antibiotic but the vet also recommended that we have surgery on his face to get rid of the wrinkles so that they wouldn't get infected anymore (they have gotten infected a couple times even though we try to wipe him down fairly often). Has anyone ever heard of this? Personally, I thought it was weird and did not even know they did this kind of thing.

  2. #2
    Pooper scooper
    Country
    USA
    Posts
    11,226
    Bulldog(s) Names
    7
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2232

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    Thats a new one on me, never heard of that before. Wrinkles are part of English Bulldogs.

  3. #3
    Dog Park Attendant buffym's Avatar
    Real Name
    Buffy
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Allen Park, Michigan
    Posts
    451
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Dually
    Likes (Received)
    238

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    When I had Duallys eyes done the vet suggested that we remove his nose wrinkle and some around his eyes so he wouldn't have problems when he got older. I couldn't imagine my baby without his wrinkles so I refused.

  4. #4
    The Ultimate Sourmug nycbullymama's Avatar
    Country
    usa
    Posts
    5,226
    Bulldog(s) Names
    b and w
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    1414

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    I've heard of it before.. but it's very rare for a vet to recommend.
    To be honest, if my vet ever said this, I'd change vets. Only a vet not familiar with the hygiene requirements of a bulldog would ever recommend surgery.
    The infections and yeast can be controlled. Just need to be consistent and use the right products.


  5. #5
    Member of Bulldog Addicts Anonymous Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    RiiSi's Avatar
    Real Name
    Riikka
    Country
    Finland
    Location
    Sysmä
    Posts
    4,709
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Voitto, Taisto, Kylli and Angel-Usko
    Likes (Received)
    2626

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    I've heard of it, but don't recommend it. What are you feeding him? Skin problems can be caused by something in the food.

  6. #6
    Texas Carol....put the heart in EBN Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Texas Carol's Avatar
    Real Name
    Carol
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    7,203
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Fat Cami
    Likes (Received)
    2743

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    Karla, read up on proper cleaning & correct products listed under Forums.
    It must be a daily thing, also, what do you feed, common cause of yeast
    & infections. Use glass or stainless steel bowls for feeding/watering and
    wash in soapy water & lil bleach every couple days.


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

  7. #7
    Owner/Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    25,362
    Bulldog(s) Names
    The Home of the Desert Sky Pack
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    2312
    Blog Entries
    7

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    About 15 years ago we had this procedure done on our allergy girl Sara (RIP). We also did allergy testing and she had homemade allergy shots that contained antibodies. This was way before the internet blessed us with so much information. It did help her a little, as she was rubbing her face raw causing huge scabs on her face, she rubbed it on the rugs and couches to itch. There was no great products to clean with that my vet ever prescribed me, only ear wash to clean her folds which only seemed to make her worse.

    Now after years of reading on EBN, I would not have done the procedure. Although they didn't remove the wrinkles entirely, just reduced them heavily. Food change was the biggest thing that finally helped her, and using the good wrinkle cleaning products that are available now.

    Panalog ointment, Douxo pads, malacetic otic ultra, witch hazel, these are just some of the things I wish I had known about, along with a great food!

    Everyday is a party when you own a bulldog!
    CLICK HERE to Sponsor a rescue Bulldog!

  8. #8
    I'm not OCD....now who moved my bulldog? I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    2BullyMama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, PA
    Posts
    40,196
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lambeau, Chelios (Frenchie), Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014)
    Trophies
    Likes (Received)
    11533

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    can you post a picture of your boy? I have heard of this but only in exterme cases, agree with others... food change may help or even giving some Benedryl to less tearing
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    There is a part of your heart not alive until a bulldog has entered your lif
    e.

    Nitschke (2004-2011) and Banks (2005-2014) -- My angels
    Thank you for all the love, fun and teachings




  9. #9
    Bully Bootie Duty
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Posts
    178
    Bulldog(s) Names
    daphnee
    Likes (Received)
    35

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    Our doggy ophthalmologist will do this when doing eye surgeries apparently.. I guess only when the folds are really deep and an issue.. ( she is very reputable, and I'd never go to a dif eye doc ) I've been using Otomax in her nose fold and it's been working great.. Only need to use it once a week..

  10. #10
    Dog Groomer Become a 4 Paw Member
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    559
    Bulldog(s) Names
    X
    Likes (Received)
    186

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    Yes, our Olde English had so many layers around his eyes that it was causing the skin to flip and scratch his eyes. His eyes would pour like a river. We had the surgery and he did great.

  11. #11
    Norwegian Rose Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Vikinggirl's Avatar
    Real Name
    Monica
    Country
    Canada
    Location
    Burlington, ON Canada
    Posts
    9,639
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Bulldozer and Blossom
    Likes (Received)
    2119

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    I haven't heard of this, and I don't have any experience with nose rope or wrinkle infections as my guys don't have deep wrinkles so don't suffer from this. I guess this has it's pros and cons and it may be necessary for some cases if the wrinkles are very deep or problematic, but I agree with others that most cases are caused by food allergies or yeast problems and can be controlled by a food change, and proper cleaning and maintenance of the skin folds and wrinkles and is just one of the things that ho along with owning a bully.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

  12. #12
    The Ultimate Sourmug Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    TyTysmom's Avatar
    Real Name
    Jessica
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, TX
    Posts
    5,512
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tyson aka "Ty-Ty"
    Likes (Received)
    6206

    Default Re: Wrinkle removal from face

    I'd never heard of this either, that's odd. I mean if it was severe & nothing at all worked, then maybe.... but honestly I believe that with the right food, daily cleanings (multiple times if needed), etc.. it wouldn't be necessary. Its just work.... I clean Tyson's face every single day, twice a day - if I miss a day or two, it will start to get red. So its very important to keep on it, no matter what.

    My whole heart, Tyson.
    Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, obviously never owned a Bulldog.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •