Why Does My Dog’s Feet Smell Like Fritos?

Why Does My Dog’s Feet Smell Like Fritos?

Okay, I can almost see you smelling the feet of your dog now. LOL!


But seriously, dogs’ feet smell like nuts, cornchips or old popcorn because of the bacteria and fungi that naturally live on the skin of healthy animals, like dogs.


The feet, being what they are – on the ground, walking on stuff, and occasionally licked by the dog’s tongue, which contains additional microbes, may have more of an odor than the rest of the body.


Dogs’ feet smelling like Fritos is very normal.


However, the dog’s feet become a problem when it produces a foul smell.  Usually, the bad odor is caused by bacterial or fungal infection.



Sometimes it is because there isToe nail injury or nail bed infection.


The smell can also be caused by Grass awn or other foreign body, resulting to an irritation or abscess.


It is best to do a visual and olfactory check up of your dog’s feet to find out if your dog’s feet is just normal or something might be wrong with it.  The best advice is to have a check in with your veterinarian in order to rule out something more serious than Frito Feet.


By the way, were you able to guess which dog the feet/paw pictures belonged to?


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