Lincoln and Scout's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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Is it a bright orange, or more like a reddish/brown/rust color?
Lincoln had a red-yeast infection a couple of years ago that emerged over the course of a week or two - his muzzle and the bottoms of his paws (where he would lick) turned reddish rusty brown. Those were the places exposed to his saliva - and the red yeast grew there. I put him on Tylan (an antibiotic) and it cleared up after awhile.
Just licking an area alone will not necessarily cause the red yeast to grow - there have to be some other things going on as well with your dog's health (like bacteria, or reduced immunity due to allergies or food sensitivities, etc.)
Last edited by Jane; 08-28-2008 at 09:57 PM.