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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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The Do’s and Don’ts of How to be a Good Pet Owner

The Do’s and Don’ts of How to be a Good Pet Owner

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When it comes to the experts in puppy and kitten care, no one in Berks County is a better resource than Conrad Weiser Animal Hospital. Feline wellness is important to us, and teaching our clients how to care for a kitten properly helps set them up for a long, purr-fect life.

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These Unique Dog Breeds Belong On Your Radar

Who doesn’t love to play “name that breed”? Dog lovers may not always hit the bull’s eye when it comes to guessing a dog’s breed (or a combination of several different breeds), but you can usually pick out certain traits if you are seasoned. Many canine breeds are quite old, while others have only just […]

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