Why, please tell me...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by annageckos, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do basset hounds smell like fritos? Yeah, it could be worst, but my pillow and blanket smell like fritos. [​IMG] Shorty (the basset) naps on my side of the bed. He also loves sleeping with his 'daddy'. So there is no way of keeping him off, which I wouldn't do anyway. I have talked to others with bassets and they say the same thing, so it is not just him. So all you basset owners, or owned by... Do your bassets smell like fritos too? [​IMG]

    And yes, that is the culprit in my avatar.
     
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I can think of worse things to smell like.
     
  3. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never heard of such a thing but I'm now looking for a basset hound. Our two bulldog/hound mixes smell like funky dog. Always. I wouldn't take a million dollars for them but would pay a considerable amount if they smelled like fritos.

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  4. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    OMGosh that's soo funny because my Beagle (RIP) Lola always smelled like fritos! I think it has something to do with their oily fur, I always had to bathe Lola all the time whereas I don't have to do that with my Golden Retriever, thank goodness
     
  5. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's usually the feet. dogs sweat through their feet and it can get caught in the hair between the pads, causing the smell. If it's the feet, you can trim the hair between the pads and wash their feet regularly.
    It's also believed that feeding a food that has a high corn content can cause the dog to smell.
     
  6. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinking the same thing about the oils. My dogs only get maybe two baths a year, unless they happen to get into something. But even after a bath, maybe three days later he is back to smelling like fritos. I won't say it is really bad, but it is puzzling.
     
  7. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is not his feet, it is him. All over, even his slobber. I also feed my dogs raw food, so no corn at all for them. No grains either.
     
  8. nachoqtpie

    nachoqtpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Bingo.... we call it "Frito feet" [​IMG]
     
  9. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    on mine it was DEFINITELY the fur not the feet. she was the oiliest dog I've ever seen, if I didn't bathe her for a while and you dumped water on her it would just roll of like on a duck's back. no joke
     
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  10. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Bingo.... we call it "Frito feet" [​IMG]

    X3 I love frito feet smell in dogs, though I don't really care for the corn chips. Wonder why? [​IMG]
     

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