How To Help A Dog Who Has Eaten A Frog Or Toad
Here are some tips to follow if your dog has bitten or eaten an frog or toad. Since dogs are curious animals, they might be tempted to kill, bite, and even swallow frogs and toads.
The dog will start foaming at the mouth and vomiting white foam mixed with lots of saliva. If the toad has managed to poison the dog, the dog will vomit constantly and start looking sick. Some frogs and toads are less dangerous than others so symptoms might range from mild to very intense. Depending on severity, dogs can develop a fever and have seizures.
Some steps you can take to eliminate your dogs discomfort
- make the dog drink water immediately
- if the dog refuses water, try milk
- try to wash out the dogs mouth with a wet washcloth or a used toothbrush
- clean all around the dog's mouth including the paws
If your dog has ingested a very poisonous frog/toad, you need to take it to the vet as soon as possible.
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