Well, I’m definitely filing this one under the “you learn something new every day,” category…
Today, I came across a press release that stated that a lot of people seem to think their pup’s paws smell like corn chips.
I’m not sure if I have ever smelled my own dog’s feet, but, I decided to check them out for this post. I will say that I only tested two out of my four dogs because they were all napping and started looking a little confused about why I was suddenly bending down and smelling them. Plus, I think two is probably a representative sample. What I found was that neither had a corn chip smell. I didn’t smell much other than their overall warm doggy smell.
But, anyway, the press release was promoting an episode of the youtube series, “Reactions.” In this approximately 5-minute episode, which can be viewed below, the host takes a look at the chemistry behind the reasons that many people apparently do claim that their canines’ paws are similar in odor to the popular salty snackfood.
Also, according to the release, “Reactions” is a video series produced by the American Chemical Society and PBS Digital Studios.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News.