It may not be common practice to take a whiff of your pup’s feet but maybe while playing with or grooming your pet you wondered, “why do my dog’s feet smell like Fritos?” Is this common in all dogs? Many people refer to this as “Frito feet.” If you have any concerns or wonder if it is anything of concern, contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home for details on your pup’s foot odor.
“Frito feet” is very common in most dogs although it may seem more predominant in certain breeds. People may think you are off your rocker if you mention this phenomenon to them but you are not crazy. After all, who goes around smelling their dog’s feet; but if you are close to your pet, rubbing its belly, playing with its paws, kissing and loving it all over, it is not hard to get a hint of that Frito aroma. Feet smelling like corn chips is normal. You may notice it more right after your pet has been sleeping.
This odor is typically caused by a bacteria that is completely natural with a yeasty type odor. It is not offensive and many pet owners find it to be an enjoyable scent; just a part of your pet. Of course, if the scent goes far beyond the corn chip aroma to actually be a foul, stinky smell, it may be something of concern needing medical attention; otherwise, enjoy your Frito pup.
If you really think about it, dogs do not use footwear and step in any unusual and sometimes unpleasant things on the ground. Then they proceed to lick and clean their feet with their tongues full of microbes, producing more of an odor than the rest of the body. There are many cracks and crevices on the feet to hold in moisture while preventing air circulation. Let’s not forget that the most common way dogs sweat is through the pads of their feet. The sweat can get trapped between the toes, in the crevices of the feet and pads and throughout the paw fur.
If you want to control the Frito foot odor, keep the fur between the toes and under the pads finely trimmed. Additionally, shampoo the feet with a protein-enriched pet shampoo, lathering and rinsing each paw well. Now your pet will have sweet-smelling feet, at least for a couple of days.
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If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at - Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO - 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 - Petco or your local PETSMART - 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 - Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 - Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations - 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 - 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 - 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 - 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 - CVS Pharmacy
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