Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Corn Chip Paws

Basset on dog bed with Westie watching
Pierre Westie: “Ugh! Are you eating corn chips? You know that I can’t eat that kinda stuff. Actually, no dogs should eat corn chips but I definitely smell them. It’s just you and me here so…”
Bentley Basset Hound: “What are you yammering about? You woke me up from a sound sleep to ask me if I was eating corn chips? Have you ever seen me eat a corn chip? Think about it while I finish my nap.”
Pierre: “Sure, go ahead. I’ll just use my incredible sense of smell to figure out where the smell is coming from all by myself.”
Bentley: “Well, why didn’t you say there was a need for a nose expert. This is a job for a Basset’s nose.
*The Bayou Boys sniffed all over their beds, the floor, and finally ended up at Bentley’s paws.
Pierre: “Uh-oh! The reason I accused you of eating corn chips is because the smell is coming from you or rather, your PAWS!!
Why do dog paws smell like corn chips meme with Basset paws
Bentley: “Ohhhh, THAT corn chip smell! Let me set your little Westie mind at ease.
   Corn Chip Feet is usually nothing to get too upset about. Dogs walk through a lot of funky stuff during the day then we lick our paws. We also sweat from the pads of our feet. The combination is a perfect place for yeast and bacteria to live.”
 Pierre: “Are you trying to tell me that two particular bacteria Proteus or Pseudomonas are the reason for the chip odor? That bacteria duo likes to mingle together in the fur between a dog’s nails and around his pads. That is why I get my fur trimmed between my toes when I go to the groomer.”
Basset paws
Bentley: “People used to believe the smell was from too much corn in a dog’s diet. This is not true, but you should try to avoid foods that list corn and other fillers as the first ingredients. 
   The truth is that corn chip feet are a natural and common effect of bacteria. You can wipe our paws when we come inside, or a quick paw wash will usually take care of the odor.”
 Pierre: “I’m glad that we cleared up the mystery of the smell and that we did it on National Corn Chip Day!”
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  1. thanks for this post!!! our paws smell weird sometimes too, so now we have the reason why and there is no need to clean them ha!

  2. I guess it is better to have corn chip paws than a load of toe jam. Humans have the weirdest names for stuff!

  3. My feets smell like corn chips too and mom says that it's okay with her!

  4. Oh Bentley you have me breathing a sigh of relief on the corn chip paws. I was called crazy years ago because I always said Toto the mighty mini Dachshund's paws smelled just like Fritos!!
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. I love to eat corn chips. Just saying.

  6. Mom always tells us that our feet smell like corn chips, but now after your explanation, we are not sure she will be too eager to eat corn chips any time soon:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  7. We will admit that even Poodle paws can smell funky sometimes.

    Misty the alpha Poodle

  8. I love that smell on Luke's paws! I guess after that explanation maybe I shouldn't be sticking my nose into all that bacteria though! :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  9. Oh no Bentley, don't say that you have frito feet. You were just enjoying a wonderful nap and Pierre had to come in to smell something. Thanks for sharing this was just too funny. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

  10. Jakey paws always smell like corn chips too! Thanks for letting us know why...very cool!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  11. Thanks for the explanation!
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. BOL! Oh my, Frito paws are funky fursure! BOL! Funny enough, I gots lots of furs in my paws, butts They don't smells like fritos! hehehee
    Ruby ♥

  13. Cool timing. Frito Feet always cracks me up.


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