As a dog owner I’m sure you know the responsibilities and how much work needs to be put into your pet. But anyone who knows or has a Bull breed or even some pure breds have learnt first hand that the struggle is real! Those adorable Bull dogs,Pitbulls, Frenchie’s, Boston’s, Boxer’s, Mastiffs etc. can be a lot of work due to health issues but I guarantee are worth it! We will talk about other breeds that are a lot of work in another post. Many of these breeds suffer from allergies to their food, shampoo or even laundry soap you use to wash their bedding. These allergies often cause skin irritations and can be quite gnarly looking and may be painful at times for your pooch. Here’s a quick recipe for a dog “wrinkle cream” or sensitive skin balm.
In a double boiling pot mix and melt all ingredients until smooth, pour into small resealable containers and label so you know what you have found in the cupboard weeks later!
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
1 tablespoon Shea Butter
10 drops lavender/cedarwood essential oil (make sure the oils you choose are not skin sensitive. Like many of the citrus oils are)
1 teaspoon beeswax
Use on dry and sensitive areas like noses, paws, armpits or spots on legs that suffer from chafing. As well as on your cool Bully breeds wrinkles and folds. This balm lasts at least a year and can be used on any dog. For instance my girl gypsy never has skin issues however In the winter I will use this to add extra care and protection on the bottom of her paws since the winters in Alberta are so cold and dry.
Just to prove BULLIES are worth it here is a pic of my favourite english bull dog BIZZY