Why do dog feet smell like corn chips?

asked 2014-11-06 13:35:20 -0600

I've noticed that dogs I snuggle with have toes that smell like fritos or corn chips...and this is not uncommon, other dog lovers have reported this too!

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April H.'s profile image April H.  ( 2015-10-28 17:57:19 -0600 ) edit

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answered 2014-11-06 13:42:17 -0600

I personally am not sure why this is, but I found some articles online for you!

http://www.petsadviser.com/grooming/why-do-dog-feet-smell-like-fritos/ (http://www.petsadviser.com/grooming/w...)

http://www.dogingtonpost.com/my-dogs-feet-smell-like-corn-chips/ (http://www.dogingtonpost.com/my-dogs-...)

http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/veterinaryqa/f/Frito-Feet.htm (http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/veter...)

It looks like the primary answer is bacteria! Gross, but I suppose bacteria that causes frito smell is better than a lot of other smells it could be. Hope this helps!

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Thanks Shey! This is helpful info.

Jessica M.'s profile image Jessica M.  ( 2014-11-07 16:29:15 -0600 ) edit
answered 2017-02-23 13:16:52 -0600

It is due to a natural yeast and bacteria found on the dogs feet. It is completely natural and normal

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answered 2017-02-23 13:14:52 -0600

This is normal and nothing to be alarmed about, it's actually due to natural bacteria on your dog's feed.

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