How to treat dogs who are sick because of frogs

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How to treat dogs who are sick because of frogs
Frogs secrete venom that is toxic to dogs. (frog image by Dwight Davis from

When a dog sees a frog hopping around outside, it naturally wants to investigate. Pet owners should never let a dog play with a frog. They are extremely dangerous because of the venom they secrete. If you see your dog biting or licking a frog, get immediate treatment against possible poisoning.

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Things you need

  • Bowl
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Fill a bowl with water.

  2. 2

    Get someone to help you hold your dog.

  3. 3

    Point your dog's head down and open its mouth.

  4. 4

    Keeping the head pointed down, bring the dog's mouth down to the bowl of water so water can get inside. Do not let the dog swallow any water.

  5. 5

    Splash water into your dog's mouth a few times and let it fall back out. Rub the dog's gums and tongue with your fingers.

  6. 6

    Flush the dog's mouth until it doesn't feel slimy inside.

  7. 7

    Keep an eye on your dog for the next few hours. Look for signs of toad poisoning. These include head shaking, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Tips and warnings

  • Take your dog to the veterinarian immediately if you see any signs of toad poisoning.

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