There are some smells that can indicate a skin problem. It is important to look carefully into the odor the dog is emitting and see whether this is something insignificant or needs medical attention.
Smelly Dog Feet
- One natural odor that dogs emit is smells from their paws or paw pads.
- The smell usually comes from in between the dog’s toes.
- The area in between the dog’s toes is often prone to developing moisture and thus harboring bacteria.
- Smelly dog paws also arise when the natural bacteria exceeds the normal usual count found between the dog’s toes.
- Hairy dog breeds are very prone to developing smelly feet.
How to Cure Smelly Dog Feet
- For some, this smell is natural and hence does not require any treatment needed.
- Others can opt to wipe their dog’s feet with moist towelettes.
- Another option is to soak the dog’s paws using a soapy solution from a combination of water and fragrant dog shampoo.
- When soaking, the dog’s paws should be scrubbed, paying special attention to the areas between the toes.
- Bathing the dog is another good option.
- Bathing should be done on a weekly basis, scrubbing the dog clean, especially areas that are found to be smelly.
- When the smell is offensive, inspect the dog’s paws more closely to check for any skin irritation or problems that may require medical attention.