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Why do dog paws smell like corn chips?

Has anyone else noticed that their dog’s feet sometimes smell like Fritos?  The distinct aroma again wafted up from my Lab’s (Ben) feet today as he slept on his dog bed.  It seems there really is something to this!  The smell probably results from bacteria interacting with the sweat from a dogs paws.  This causes the formation of molecules that smell like corn chips (or corn nuts).  Interestingly, years ago I read somewhere that the smell of Fritos could decrease some people’s appetites.  I do believe that the smell of a dog’s paw could cause most people to lose their appetites so who knows...this just might be the next diet craze. 

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Paw Infections in Pets

Paw Infections in Pets

Is your dog limping, chewing his feet, or licking her paws? Is your cat limping? Is her foot swollen or bleeding? If you have noticed any of the above behavior, your pet may have a serious paw or pad infection. Causes of Paw Infections in Cats Indoor cats do not often experience paw infections, but […]

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Helpful Safety Tips for Traveling with Pets

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Pet Wellness: Why Dogs Slobber

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Slobbering is usually a completely normal occurrence for dogs. For many breeds, drooling is just part of their daily lives. Certain breeds with big jowls tend to drool more, picture: mastiffs, bloodhounds, St. Bernards, and bulldogs. The way their mouths and heads are shaped makes it completely unavoidable for some slobber to dribble down their […]

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