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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