Frito Feet: Why Do My Pet’s Paws Smell Like Yeast?

Dog in gibsonia with Frito feet.

Have you ever been cuddling with your dog and thought you caught a faint (or strong) odor resembling corn chips? If so, your pet may have a case of Frito feet! This phenomenon may seem strange, but it is a normal occurrence. 

Dogs produce a variety of smells, and some pet owners may notice their pet’s paws smell like corn chips, Fritos, tortillas, yeast, or other corn products. But why does this happen? The team at All Pet Animal Hospital is here to explain this smelly mystery.