|08-30-2013 08:26 PM|
I have always managed to keep Hans from getting ahold of a toad by watching
diligently and telling him "NO" when he lunges for one- until last week when he was super quick and grabbed one before I even knew what was going on! Well, he spit it out immediately and began shaking his head, slinging white foam everywhere. When he finally stopped foaming at the mouth, we resumed our walk and would you BELIEVE he grabbed another one less than five minutes later. He had the same terrible reaction and I just had to remind him that " I thought GSDs were smarter than that!" He had such a baleful expression on his face that I just had to laugh. He STILL lunges at them all of the time, but then he lunges at everything that moves...
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|08-29-2013 06:58 PM|
|arycrest||Like others living in Florida, we have the nasty Bufo Toads, as far as I know none of the Hooligans have ever bothered one. We also have little green tree frogs - one lives in the jasmine by my mailbox and has scared me to death more than once when he jumped on me.|
|08-29-2013 06:28 PM|
Be really careful of the little ones its not the large ones that scare me. Its the small ones you cant see in the grass. They don't just lick they eat them
File:Frog arroyo toad bufo califoricus.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
|08-29-2013 06:10 PM|
If you were in Florida your dog would most probably be dead if a pup and if its an adult it would be very very sick. Bufo toads are everywhere down here. At night I walk my pup on a very small leash and have to watch intensely. It doesn't take to long for one to be in the grass and in her mouth. Very scary thing.
Next time call an E vet and don't wait to get an answer on a post.
Like travels mom said, Your supposed stick a hose in there mouth and rinse away. If it was a bufo toad putting the towels in the mouth may have saved the dog if it was done as soon as you saw it.
|08-29-2013 05:25 PM|
Thank you all for your replies! My boy is doing well, nothing worrisome happened and when I went to check him right before going to bed around midnight he just wanted to play, so... I guess we were lucky it was a non-poisonous one.
Thanks for the tip, Traveler's Mom! I'll keep that in mind if it happens again, but I hope he learned his lesson and doesn't go after another one if it shows up again!
Does anyone know what the peanut butter does? Just help with the taste or does it help get rid of the toxic slime?
|08-29-2013 11:06 AM|
|kiya||We have frogs all over this year. My dogs don't mess with them. Lakota gets curious but a "leave it" works for her. There was a little bird that flew into my glass door and knocked himself out, she sniffed him but left him alone too. I'd say may e it tasted nasty and be wont do that again but....I have a poop eater dog.|
|08-29-2013 10:44 AM|
Mine totally ignores frogs so I'm assuming he previously tasted one. We have lots of frogs but it's the huge Buffo frogs that are poisonous. The symptoms in a dog are massive amounts of saliva running from their mouths. We are instructed to rinse their mouths with a hose shooting the water into the side of their mouth aiming towards the front so not to force the poison into their throats. If it happens again, that might be more effective than trying to wipe it away.
Glad your pup is ok.
|08-29-2013 09:02 AM|
|Okin||My old dog caught a frog once, licked it turned to me and vomitted .. that was the last frog she ever went after. She was fine after that. I hope your dog is well!|
|08-29-2013 12:48 AM|
|Nigel||Sounds like he'll be ok, you might want to look around and see if you find any more. Might be good to identify it just in case it is poisonous. There may be something you can keep on hand in the event that it happens again, I hope not.|
|08-29-2013 12:36 AM|
Thanks for replying! <3
Nigel, I have no clue what kind it was either. It's been raining lately (which is also rare here) so that must be why it was in my yard.
It's been almost 2 hours and he ate, drank more water and seems to be ok. Anyway I'll be keeping an eye on him tonight, something tells me I won't sleep much...
llombardo, awww, poor puppy, but I'm glad he's fine! And also thanks for that! I think that makes me feel better. Maybe it was one of the non-poisonous ones. It did look like it tasted awful, I hope I don't find more of those here!
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