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I am sitting here indian style on my bed checking out threads and my dogs are curled up on the bed snoozing next to me. Now, I have been known to have odiferous feet when wearing shoes and no socks like I was today, so I'm thinking p.u. I need to go scrub my piggies, until i turned my head and discovered that the stinky feet smell is coming from my dogs.

Their paws smell worse than my most disgusting pair of shoes.

Anyone else ever notice this, or am I the only one here that gets close enough to their dogs feet to be able to smell them?
 

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It makes sense, they sweat through their feet... but stink? Not my doggies...


Seriously, how bad is it? I'm tempted to go smell Khan's feet now...
 

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I'm thinking you're right kpickell. Dogs are bad for walking in feces, especially when they're running around having fun.
 

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I wish it was as simple as cleaning the yard. I have a concrete back yard that gets picked up every day, by yours truly. And, if there's anything out there when they go out the dogs avoid it like the plague. Even when I take them out for walks to feces littered parks, one of my dogs sort of hops over the stuff that's there. I think I have an obsessive compulsive animal....he's the one that won't go if I'm watching too.

I think they just have sweaty little feet! I think it's funny actually. Kinda like little baby feet. I think a bath is overdue too, but my "guy" has sensitive skin so I try to hold off as long as possible on bathing.
 

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I'm probably in the minority, but I love the smell of my dog's feet. They sort of smell like corn chips! I have no idea why.

My suggestion, if you don't want to bathe them too often, is to just clean their paws (really get between their toes, btw, there's some funky stuff lurking in there!) every couple of days.
 

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I too have some issues with my dog Boogers feet...I am thinking it is a sweating issue too because it has that type of oder rather than doo doo or somthing from outside. But still love him anywho....stinky feet and all.
 

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Could be a yeast infection. Yeast is some of the stankiest stuff I've ever smelled. Part the toes, and if there is a lot of gunky yellow stuff, then its most likely yeast.

Treatment would be a bath in a medicated shampoo and a course of oral antibiotics.
 

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No stinky dog toes here....
 

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Whenever my dogs go outside, they get their feet promptly shampooed upon return. I don't want them tracking in any outside filth. *I* take off my shoes. *They* don't like to wear shoes. So, shampooing the feet is our compromise. They are so cute....they'll stand there holding up one foot after another in turn for me to wash them. My little one has sensitive skin as well, so I use a little conditioner on her feet after the last outing of the day. They used to still have stinky feet, especially in the summer when they would get hot. But, since they've gone vegan, a lot of icky smells have disappeared. Breath is usually tolerable or actually sweet. Feet have little to no smell. Then again, it's winter now, and they aren't going out as much...so that might change in the summer. *hope not*
 

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Please, get the "sweaty feet" idea out of you heads. Dogs, cats, humans, horses, etc have two types of sweat glands: merocrine that open directly onto the surface of the skin and apocrine that open into hair follicles. Domestic animals have apocrine glands all over their bodies and the merocrine ones only on the pads of their feet. Humans have the merocrine ones all over the body and the apocrine ones restricted to armpits, nipples and and pubic region. Profuse sweating can be done through either type. Dogs and cats do not cool themselves by sweating.

Smelly feet are more likely due to yeast over growth. Look at your dogs feet, is there a thick yellow crust? Is he licking them excesivly? Is the hair turning a reddish brown? Sometimes all you see is an accumulation of gunk on the nail bed. If your dog is having any of these, he may have a problem with yeast. Unfortunately, this is often secondary to allergies. Does he have any other skin issues? Waxy ears? Impacted anal glands? All possible indications of allergies. Dogs and cat show allergies in their skin (as opposed to respiratory in humans) and the outer ear and anal glands are just extensions of the skin. If any of these issues are going on, have your dog checked by a vet. Your dog really shouldn't have stinky feet unless he just stepped in something.

What type of dog do you have? Sometimes trimming the hair between the toes helps. Also keep the paws clean and dry.
 

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lol thats so funny my boston terrier has frito lay feet too


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Originally Posted by firebird_81 View Post

I'm probably in the minority, but I love the smell of my dog's feet. They sort of smell like corn chips! I have no idea why.

My suggestion, if you don't want to bathe them too often, is to just clean their paws (really get between their toes, btw, there's some funky stuff lurking in there!) every couple of days.
 

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Originally Posted by BoricuaVeggie View Post

my dog's feet used to smell like corn chips/popcorn too
what is with the corn chip smell?? My girl rats smell like sweet corn chips!! and then in Mulan, Mushu claims that he likes "that corn chip smell" of the dirty men!! and now dog toes smell like corn chips!? hahaha
 
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