Colorado River Toad Toxicity in Dogs
posted by Dr. Deb on July 18th, 2014 in Dogs
Dogs can be poisoned by licking Colorado River Toads.
Signs of Poisoning include:
- Foaming at the mouth/ Hypersalivation
- Pawing at the mouth/ face
First Aid at Home includes:
- Lie your dog on his/ her side and run a stream of water from a hose or kitchen sprayer through your dog’s mouth from side to side. Wiping the gums and teeth with a paper towel or cloth will help to remove the mucus while you are flushing. Try to keep your dog from swallowing as much of the water as possible.
- Call your vet or the nearest Veterinary Emergency Service. They will give you further advice.
If possible, relocate the toad, without touching it to someplace far, far away!