We believe that there is not a single dog owner, who hadn’t smelled his fido’s feet. If you didn’t, go do it now!
Has a pop-cornish, corn chips or something-like-that smell, right? Like a great salty treat. So, why is that?
If you mind the puppy breath, this smell is actually one of the better ones you can smell on your dog. However, the reason of why those paws smell so delicious is not that great, so, we warn you, once you find it out, you’d probably skip sniffing for a long, long, time.
All the dogs have trillions of living bacteria on their skin. You can never get rid of them, no matter how many times you clean your dog. However, one of the most bacteria infected parts of a dog are his feet! Between the toe pads, or running through dirt and grass, dog’s feet are the number one breeding ground for yeast and bacteria.
As Mental Floss magazine said:
“All these micro-organisms give off their own distinct odors (they’re what give us BO), and the popcorn/corn chip smell on some dogs could be the fault of yeast or the bacterium Proteus, which are both known for their sweet, corn tortilla smell. Or it could be the bacterium Pseudomonas, which smells a little fruitier, but pretty close to popcorn to most noses.”
Commonly said “Frito Feet”, is a normal condition for your dog’s feet. But beware, any overpowering smell might be a sign of a bad infection, and you should check on that with your dog’s vet.