Here’s Why You Can’t Stop Sniffing Your Dog’s Paws

Written by: Erin Webreck

February 25, 2015

Our furry friends produce a wide variety of odors, but among the most delightful is surely the distinct corn-chip scent emanating from the feet of some dogs.

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Admit it: you’ve taken a good sniff on more than one occasion.


Mmmm, pawsitively scrumptious!

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But where does this fantastic Frito fragrance come from?

Just like human feet get a little sweaty, so can a dog’s (yep, dog paw pads sweat!). That scent from your pooch’s paws comes from totally natural bacteria that grow in between a dog’s toes, namely Proteus or Pseudomonas.

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For dog parents who are less than fond of the aroma and would rather get rid of it, a little soap and water should do the trick.

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But why would you want to mess with one of nature’s great miracles? We say, just sit back and let it waft over you.

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Featured Image via Good Doggy Blog

Written by: Erin Webreck

February 25, 2015