Chinese Sharpei and Dermatitis: inflammatory wrinkles?

Owner's question

"Hi! I have a beautiful Sharpei, but I have noticed that the wrinkles under her skin are often red and irritated. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?"

Veterinarian's answer

"Hi! The Chinese Sharpei is famous for its wrinkled skin, which gives the breed a beautiful and unique appearance. However, these wrinkles unfortunately provide an ideal environment for the development of skin irritation and inflammation, known as dermatitis.

But don't worry, there are ways that can help prevent this problem!

One of the most important things you can do to prevent Sharpei dermatitis is to cleanse and dry your skin regularly.

The moisture between the folds is an ideal place for bacteria and ombas, which can cause irritation and inflammation.

Try to wipe through wrinkles once a day or every other day with a non-irritating, fragrance-free cleansing wipe.

Make sure the skin is completely dry in the creases!

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You may also consider a specially formulated food for Sharpei to support skin and coat health.

Foods high in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids can help maintain skin health and prevent irritation.

If your dog is already suffering from skin inflammation, it's important to take him to the vet as soon as possible!

Dermatitis is often a sign of bacterial or fungal infection, which can be treated with antibiotics or antifungal drugs. If the dermatitis is chronic, the vet may prescribe steroids or other anti-inflammatory drugs.

Finally, as with all dog breeds, regular veterinary check-ups are very important for Sharpeis.

These will help to identify and treat potential problems early, including dermatitis.

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I hope these tips will help you!

Take care of your Sharpei and enjoy a happy and healthy life together!"