Bulldogs may have a small indented area underneath the tail. It is commonly referred to as the tail pocket. Some Bulldogs have their tail set in this pocket. In these cases, special effort is needed to keep the pocket clean and dry. If not properly cared for, your Bulldog may end up with an infection. They can be difficult but if you are diligent about taking care of it, you can prevent any problems. Should your Bulldog be unfortunate enough to develop an infection, proper treatment will have him or her feeling better in no time.
What you need:
What to do:
Use baby wipes to clean under the tail at least a couple of times per day. Your Bullie will most likely be licking the air while you this (normal but funny to see).
After that use unscented diaper rash creme and apply that to the raw areas,
again getting under the tail as necessary. This will help to keep moisture
out of the area. You may need to do this for a couple of days depending
on how red/raw the area still is.
Once you have the redness and irritation under control, continue with the baby wipes but switch to the medicated powder instead of diaper rash creme to help keep the area dry. This also helps with the itching your Bullie is probably dealing with. You can just apply the powder from the container or if you'd like, you may use a small paintbrush to help you get it where it needs to be.
Within about 4-5 days your Bulldog should be back to normal (maybe sooner). You should consider making the medicated powder a weekly treatment or even more often to prevent problems in the future.
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