How to Get Rid of Frito Feet

When a dog has a yeast infection in his paws, the resulting smell resembles corn chips, so the condition is sometimes called “Frito Foot” by owners and veterinarians. While not everyone finds the smell objectionable, a yeast infection can become uncomfortable for your dog. If you notice that your dog's feet are itchy and the smell is overwhelming, you should contact your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may recommend a foot soak to disinfect your dog’s paws and get rid of the smell.

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It's time for a foot soak if your dog's paws smell like chips.
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Soaking Your Dog's Feet

Mix warm water, hydrogen peroxide and vinegar in a bucket.

Place one paw in the solution and allow to soak for 30 seconds.

Remove paw from bucket. Do not rinse.

Gently pat paw dry with a towel.

Repeat the process with each paw.

Repeat the soaking process as many times a day as necessary to keep your dog's paws clean and odor free. Watch your dog carefully to make sure he doesn't lick his paws and ingest the solution after it has dried.