Kako rešiti psa, zastrupljenega z žabo Bufo Marinus (trsna krastača)


Marijini psi so člani njene družine. Uživa pisati o svojih "furbabies".

Bufo Marinus ni videti kot morilec, kajne?

No, videz je lahko zavajajoč. Tu na Južni Floridi imamo žabo, ki je morilec! Bufo marinus, znan tudi kot trsna krastača, ubija pse in mačke. To vrsto žab lahko najdemo po vsem svetu, razen v izredno hladnem podnebju.

Bufo ima za očmi žleze, ki izločajo maščobno belo snov, ki odvrača plenilce. Toksin je tudi na žabji koži. Ta snov je strupena za živali, ki pridejo v stik z njo. Pes lahko žabo liže in zaužije dovolj toksina, da postane zelo bolan ali umre. Manjše pasme psov so lažje prizadete, ker jih ni treba ubiti toliko, kot bi jih imele velike pasme.

Simptomi zastrupitve z žabo Bufo Marinus

Na žalost ni protistrupa za toksin Bufo. Glede na to, koliko toksina je vaš pes zaužil in velikost vašega psa, lahko strup povzroči zastoj srca. Iz ust psa lahko opazimo peno, podobno kot pri simptomih stekline. Temperatura vašega ljubljenčka se bo hitro dvignila in psa lahko začnejo popadki.

Če želite vedeti, ali je bil vaš pes zastrupljen, preverite barvo dlesni; naj bodo roza. Če je bil vaš ljubljenček izpostavljen strupu Bufo, bodo njegove dlesni postale zelo rdeče. Če sumite, da je vaš pes prišel v stik z žabo Bufo, takoj ponudite prvo pomoč!

Takoj zagotovite prvo pomoč, če vaš pes stopi v stik z žabo Bufo

  1. Primite vrtno cev. Psu takoj izperite usta in oči, ker se toksin hitro absorbira v ustno sluznico. Tudi žabji izloček je zelo lepljiv, zato boste morda morali s krpo podrgniti notranjost pasjih ust. Ne pozabite tudi, da ko psa položite v usta psa, vas lahko ugrizne. Toda to je potrebno, da bi rešili življenje svojega ljubljenčka.
  2. Takoj odpeljite svojega ljubljenčka k veterinarju. Večina mest ima nujno kliniko, ki je odprta ponoči. Če je mogoče, pokličite naprej.
  3. Če vam lahko pomaga družinski član, naj ta vozi, medtem ko vi skrbite za svojega psa na zadnjem sedežu. Morda boste morali hišnemu ljubljenčku narediti CPR (kardiopulmonalno oživljanje), če pride do srčnega zastoja. Če svojega hišnega ljubljenčka še ne veste, kako izvesti CPR, predlagam, da se naučite, kako. Prosite svojega veterinarja, da vam pokaže, kako to storiti.

Kako prepoznati Bufo Marinus

Kot odgovorni lastnik hišnih ljubljenčkov bi morali biti sposobni prepoznati žabo Bufo, da ji preprečite, da bi ubila vaše hišne ljubljenčke.

  • So veliki in grdi z napihnjenimi telesi in kratkimi nogami. Videl sem žabe, velike kot večerja. Mlajši morda niso tako veliki, so pa prav tako nevarni.
  • Običajno so rjave in z bradavicami na koži. Nekateri imajo sivkasto barvo.
  • Živijo blizu vode, na mestih, kot so ribniki ali kanali. Tudi vaš dvoriščni bazen jih lahko pritegne. Pritegnili jih bodo tudi otroški bazeni s stoječo vodo.
  • Imajo zabuhle žepe paratoidne žleze ki se nahajajo za njihovimi očmi. Te žleze uporabljajo za brizganje strupa.
  • Obožujejo hrano za hišne ljubljenčke, zato nikoli ne puščajte posod s pasjo hrano na dvorišču ali verandi.
  • Običajno so pogosti po temi. Zato svojih psov po sončnem zahodu nisem nikoli pustil zunaj, razen če sem ravno tam, da jih pazim.

Metode, kako se znebiti žabe Bufo

Tukaj je nekaj metod, s katerimi se ljudje znebijo teh strupenih bitij.

  • Imam prijateljico, ki se na svojem dvorišču tako prestraši žab Bufo, da je pripravila načrt, kako jih ujeti. V zemlji izkoplje luknjo, ki je dovolj velika, da sprejme pet-galonsko plastično vedro. Vedro se postavi v luknjo na tleh in napolni z vodo. Če Bufo pade v vedro, ne more ven. Ne vem, če ga je že kdaj ujela, in če ga je, ne vem, kje jih je izpustila. Zdi se mi veliko dela!
  • Drugi prijatelj postavlja žogice za molje po celotnem obodu dvorišča. Pravi, da ne zadržuje le Bufosa, temveč tudi kače.
  • Nekateri jih ubijejo tako, da jih po vsem prelijejo z belilom ali amoniakom.
  • Nekateri jih streljajo.
  • Nekateri jih zabodejo z ostrim nožem.

Ne maram ideje, da bi ubil ali poškodoval karkoli, razen kač, za katere vem, da so strupene. Zdi se mi, da moj način zaščite psa deluje zame. Ne poskušam škodovati ali ubiti Bufo. Moje geslo je: Pusti moje pse pri miru, jaz pa te bom pustil pri miru!

Žaba Bufo je ubila malega psa mojega prijatelja

Imam prijatelja, ki je imel dva miniaturna šnavcerja. Naši psi so se pogosto igrali skupaj. Moj pes, Baby, je iste pasme in trije psi so se imeli zelo radi.

Nekega večera, po temi, je moja prijateljica spustila dva psa na svoje ograjeno dvorišče, da bi šla v kopalnico, preden bi šla spat čez noč. Ni šla z njimi. Ko je odprla vrata in jih poklicala, naj vstopijo, je prišel samo en pes. Šla je ven, da bi našla drugega psa, in videla jo je hoditi, kot da je pijana. Nato je moja prijateljica opazila, da ima njen pes iz ust penjeno peno in slino. Psa je zajela v naročje in se odpravila do avta. Ko je svojega malega psa odpeljala na nujno veterinarsko kliniko, je bilo že prepozno.

Če bi moja prijateljica vedela, kaj storiti, ko je prvič zagledala svojega psa v stiski, bi bilo morda njegovo življenje rešeno. O tem sem se pogovoril z veterinarjem, ki mi je dal nekaj nasvetov. Prvič, nikoli ne spuščajte psov samih po temi. Drugič, dajte prvo pomoč. Kmalu po tem, ko se je to zgodilo moji prijateljici, se je Baby prvič srečala z žabo Bufo.

Mislil sem, da je moj pes na varnem pred žabo Bufo

Po incidentu s psom mojega prijatelja sem bil zelo previden s svojimi hišnimi ljubljenčki. Sprva sem mislil, da so popolnoma varni. V bližini doma nimamo vode, okoli dvorišča imam lepo ograjo z verižico in ponoči nikoli ne pustim hrane za hišne ljubljenčke. Nikoli jih tudi ne pustim ponoči ven. Morali bi biti v redu, kajne? Napačno!

Približno dva tedna po tem, ko je moja prijateljica izgubila psa, sem pred spanjem odpeljala Baby za njeno zadnjo lulanje. Takoj je stekla do Bufo, ki je nisem videl. Prepričan sem bil, da si ga je oblizala. Takoj sem naredil, kar mi je naročil veterinar. Pograbil sem jo in stekel po vrtno cev. Začel sem ji izpirati usta in oči. Dojenček tehta le 14 kilogramov, pes mojega prijatelja, ki je umrl zaradi Bufo, pa 15 kilogramov.

Zelo sem se trudil, da ne bi paničil. Vpil sem tako glasno, da je sosed prišel ven, da bi videl, kaj je narobe. Rekel sem ji, da moram takoj v ambulanto za hišne ljubljenčke! Od naše hiše je oddaljen približno tri milje.

Na poti do klinike so Baby začeli popadki. Zagotovo sem mislil, da bo umrla. Ves čas sem jokala in molila. Dežurni veterinar nas je takoj odpeljal. Otrok je noč preživel v kliniki, da bi se ustrezno zdravil. Naslednji dan se je dojenček zdel v redu, a nekako "obešen". Veterinar me je pohvalil, ker sem tako hitro prevzel prvo pomoč.

Poskušam narediti svoje dvorišče varnejše

Mislil sem, da ko bom ograjeval na svojem dvorišču z ograjo iz verige, da bom lahko te grozljive žabe držal stran od svojih psov, vendar sem se motil. Tista, ki jo je moj pes obliznil, je prišla na naše dvorišče, pa še danes ne vem kako. Ker niso dobri lijaki, je verjetno našel pot pod ograjo.

Torej, prepričan sem, da sem obšel dno ograje z vremensko obdelanimi šest-palčnimi deskami, ki so ostale od vrtnega projekta. V trgovini za hišne ljubljenčke sem kupil tudi zložljivo ograjo iz žične ograje. Zdaj ga imam na svojem dvorišču, pred spanjem pa dojenčka vzamem ven in jo postavim v tisto majhno ograjeno ogrado, tako da vem, da bo 100% varna pred žabo morilko Bufo.

Koristne reference

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  • Kako ugotoviti, ali se je pes zastrupil
    Članek o vzrokih, simptomih in preprečevanju zastrupitev pri psih.

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Chris 28. junija 2020:

Moja žena je našla mrtvo žabo Bufo na našem dvorišču ... ne prvič. Ko smo našli tistega, ki je bil videti povsem živ, pripravljen na skok, v resnici pa je bil mrtev. Morda ga je ubilo smrtonosno sonce na Floridi. Vem, da se podnevi radi skrivajo, pogosto pod listjem pod našim drevesom Kumquat. Naše vprašanje pa je, ali je ... mrtvi Bufo še vedno strupen?

Naš Jack Russell je dvakrat dobil Bufo Toads, obakrat pa zahteva drage obiske veterinarja v sili. Ko je žena našla mrtvega, je prepričana, da še vedno vsebuje strup. Nisem tako prepričan.

Nositi 5. novembra 2019:

Tako kot mnoge druge lastnike hišnih ljubljenčkov je tudi mojega hišnega ljubljenčka prizadela žaba bufo. So popolnoma gnusni in jih rešujejo ali pa jih pustijo pri miru, ne samo, da je tveganje za vašega psa, ampak tudi za druge pse.

PATRICIA LUDWIG 9. oktobra 2018:

Pravkar se je zgodilo mojemu psu, odšel je na vrt in ko je vstopil, si predstavljam, da ima zelo veliko težav, sem slišal, da prosi za pomoč pri premikanju repa in sem šel pogledat in je bil zelo bolan, ko je ležal na tleh in ni mogel hoditi. Takoj sem poklical veterinarja, prejšnjo nedeljo ob 23. uri je pritekel in odpeljal mojega psa na kliniko, jaz pa za njim. Še vedno je živ in upam, da mu bo uspelo. Danes je v torek izgubil vid, vendar ga bo morda dobil nazaj. Še vedno zna govoriti, vendar je veliko boljši. Ima aritmijo, vendar vseeno vem, da se bori in bi mu lahko uspelo. Vsak dan ga obiskujem, pekel ljubezni je potem veliko. Nikoli ne neha premikati repa, čeprav ima trenutno ataksijo. Moli bog, da bo živel.

Shasta Salceda 18. septembra 2018:

Okoli 22: 00-22: 30 te noči je eden od mojih psov z imenom vovo prijel žabo v usta. Danes je zares močno deževalo, zaradi česar se je žaba lahko zatekla ali vdrla v našo hišo. Bili smo v paniki in nismo vedeli, kaj storiti ali natančno prvo pomoč .. vemo le, da mu moramo dovoliti, da vzame sladkor v usta .. in seveda smo si usta in brado splaknili z vodo in nato z usta obrisali z mokro krpo za odstranjevanje pene .. Po tem sem opazil, da se nenadzorovano trese .. po tem sem izgubil .. na Googlu sem poiskal takšno situacijo in sčasoma prišel na to spletno stran .. na srečo se počuti kar dobro. in upam, da bi ga lahko čim prej odpeljala k veterinarju, da zagotovo preveri. Kaj mislite, fantje?

Tony Bedassie 13. avgusta 2018:

Eden mojih psov je bil v zadnjih mesecih trikrat zastrupljen. Je naravni lovec in jih običajno ugrizne. Običajno mu takoj izbrišem usta takoj in večkrat, vsakič sperem krpo. Nato vzamem cev in mu še naprej namakam glavo, da mu znižam temperaturo. Nato vzamem sladkor in mu ga dam v usta, vsakič približno pol čajne žličke. Če lahko, napolnim injekcijsko brizgo z močno sladkanim mlekom in jo naenkrat malo poškropim v njegova usta. Enkrat se mu je napad tako poslabšal, da so se mu oči postale bele in mislil sem, da ga bom izgubil. Na srečo sem bil do zdaj vsakič, ko se to zgodi. Bog ne daj, da bi ga ugriznil, ko me ni doma.

Mia Grey 18. oktobra 2017:

Marija,

Hvala, ker ste delili svojo zgodbo in zelo sem vesela, da je Baby preživel svoje srečanje z Bufo! Pred kratkim sem našel 4 bufo krastače, vse približno 6-8 palcev okoli mojega stanovanja, ter nekaj srednje velikosti in velikosti dojenčka. Imam vprašanje, ali mi lahko pomagate pri ..?

Imam dva psa, Precious in Eddie. Eddie se zelo boji krastač Bufo, zazna jih, preden jih zagledam .. toda neko noč je dojenček Bufo prišel v moj apartma in oba moja psa sta se ga dotaknila z nosom, preden sem ga lahko ubil. Bila sem popolnoma panična! Oba sta v redu, a krastač imam toliko, da jih nihče ne bo prišel izvleči. Moje stanje se poslabšuje.

Moje vprašanje je, prebrala sem "izperite jim usta s cevjo" .... in .... "ne uporabljajte cevi, temveč kapljajočo krpo in si obrišite usta, da ne bodo pogoltnili strup ".... kakšen je po vašem mnenju pravilen odgovor?

Mosezella Williams 19. julija 2017:

Dolga leta sem živel tukaj na Južni Floridi in nikoli nisem vedel, kako nevarne so žabe Bufo, dokler mi hčerka ni povedala o svojem sibirskem haskiju, ki je šel k nujnemu veterinarju, potem ko je žabo lizal ali pobral. Soseda jo je našla na njihovem dvorišču, ki se je penila na usta. Nala Sky je napad preživela hvala bogu. Rad bi se zahvalil vsem, ker ste delili svoje izkušnje in nasvete, kako zaščititi naše pse

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 10. maja 2015:

Živjo, Besarien Vaš pes je bil zelo pameten, ker se je bal žabe Bufo. Ta bitja so zdaj povsod. Ko peljem svojega psa, Baby, ponoči ven na zadnji izlet v kopalnico, nosim svetilko in veliko palico. Zelo se bojim teh žab in njihove nevarnosti. Prav sinoči sem videl enega, ki je bil velik kot velik krožnik!

Hvala za branje in komentiranje, Mary

Besarien z južne Floride 9. maja 2015:

Ko sem živel na Floridi, je nekaj teh živelo pod zadnjo stopnico. Naš takratni pes se jih je bal. Lahko jih je zavohala in ni hotela iti skozi zadnja vrata. Ko smo ugotovili, kaj so, smo dobili človeka iz nadzora živali, da jih je prevzel. Mislili smo, da jih je le par. Izkazalo se je, da je bilo v majhni luknji približno približno škatli za čevlje sedem ogromnih krastač. Pojma nimam, kako se vsi prilegajo.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 22. junija 2014:

Živjo PegCole. Zdaj smo v deževni sezoni in zdi se, da Bufos prihaja bolj ven, ko so tla mokra, zato sem še posebej previdna z otrokom. Še vedno poskrbim, da sem tam z njo, ko mora zvečer ven.

Da, bila je zelo zastrašujoča izkušnja, ko sem skoraj izgubil svojega psa zaradi žabe Bufo.

Hvala za branje, Mary

Peg Cole iz severovzhodne od Dallasa v Teksasu 21. junija 2014:

Te so resnično razširjene na območju, kjer živi moj prijatelj na Južni Floridi. Ordo jih je ubila z lopato, nato pa jih zapakirala v plastiko in jih postavila v zamrzovalnik, da se prepričata, da so popolnoma izginili. Njeni psi so ji kot družina (kot vaš dojenček) in noče, da so krastače Bufo blizu njih. Vau, Mary, tvoje hitro ukrepanje je resnično rešilo tvojega psa. Hvala za to pomembno opozorilo o trsni krastači.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 2. maja 2014:

Živjo Natalie, sliši se, kot da si pravilno ukrepala po tem, ko so psi v primeru prve pomoči naleteli na žabo. Pse si peljal k veterinarju, kar je bilo pravilno. Samo ugibam, da so vaši psi dobili preveč strupa od žab, da bi jih lahko rešili.

Lahko rečem le: če imate kdaj drugega hišnega ljubljenčka, pazite, da ne naleti na krastačo Bufo (trs). Še enkrat, žal mi je.

Natalie 2. maja 2014:

Je torej treba v nekaj tednih po srečanju s temi krastačami še kaj početi ali paziti?

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 1. maja 2014:

Živjo Natalie, TAKO mi je žal, da si izgubila svoje hišne ljubljenčke! Da, krastače so lahko povzročile njihovo smrt.

Natalie 1. maja 2014:

Imamo krastače krastače, kadar jih vidimo, jih ujamemo in prestavimo kilometre stran v vrtec prijateljev. Njegove rastline so jim všeč.

Pred kratkim smo izgubili 2 mladička, veterinar ni mogel ugotoviti, kaj je z njimi. Takrat so imeli podobne simptome lani jeseni, veterinar je rekel, da smo pravkar imeli srečo z njihovim zdravjem (2 različni pasmi) Po tednih bolezni in krogih antibiotikov je vsak od njih umrl. Bilo je grozno! Jokala sem in jokala. Minili so meseci, odkar je umrl zadnji 1. Danes zjutraj sem se zbudil in se spomnil obeh, ob različnih časih, grizel krastačo. Z vsakim 1 smo si res dobro izprali usta. Toda v dveh mesecih sta vsaka umrla zaradi skrivnostne "genetske" bolezni. Niso bili nalezljivi, vendar so prenehali absorbirati hranila iz hrane. Zanima me, če so umrli zaradi naletov krastač, da so bili videti, da so preživeli? Hvala za vse informacije.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 6. februarja 2014:

Živjo, Nell Rose Ja, to je bila zelo grozljiva izkušnja. Imate srečo, da nimate teh slabih žab tam, kjer živite!

Hvala za branje, glasove in delež. Najbolje, Mary

Nell Rose iz Anglije 4. februarja 2014:

Živijo, Mary, to je moralo biti grozljivo, saj je dojenček obliznil žabo in to je bilo neverjetno, kar si storila, in hvala bogu za to! res imamo srečo, tu ponavadi nimamo veliko strupenih bitij, le kača Adder in zdaj pajek, ki so ga našli, odličen nasvet ter glasovali in delili! nell

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. decembra 2013:

Živjo, stara stara gospa, ne vem zagotovo, če imate te žabe na Filipinih, vendar vem, da jim je všeč toplo podnebje. Vesel sem, da se vam je zdel moj Hub v pomoč. Najlepša hvala.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez iz Filipinov 15. decembra 2013:

Hvala za te informacije. Nikoli nisem vedel, da te žabe obstajajo, zato je res zelo koristno in poučno. V veliko pomoč je tudi video lekcija o oživljanju krvi in ​​nasvet, kako pasu iztisniti usta in oči.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 19. novembra 2013:

Živjo Wachiniimatty, vesel sem, da se ti zdi ta članek zanimiv.

Wachiniimatty 19. novembra 2013:

Pozdravljeni. Ta članek je bil zelo zanimiv, še posebej zato, ker sem prejšnji teden iskal misli na to temo.

Nawelaple

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 18. julija 2013:

Živjo tillsontitan (Marija). Pravkar sem prejšnji teden na svojem dvorišču videl Bufo Frog. Bil je velik kot krožnik za večerjo! Pridejo po temi, zato dojenčka nikoli ne spustim na dvorišče po temi.

Strinjam se; vsi lastniki psov bi morali vedeti, kako dajati oživljanje.

Hvala za branje in glasovanje, Mary

Mary Craig iz New Yorka 18. julija 2013:

Nikoli nisem slišal za Bufo Frog in upam, da ga tudi ne bom nikoli srečal. Kako žalostno je izgubiti svojega psa zaradi žabe! Vesel sem, da ste jih lahko oddaljili od otroka.

To vozlišče je bilo polno dobrih informacij, video pa je nujen za vsakega lastnika psa. Hvala Mary.

Izglasovan, uporaben in zanimiv.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 29. maja 2013:

Živijo pronicljivi tiger. Veliko lastnikov hišnih ljubljenčkov (tudi Floridičanov) se trske krastače popolnoma ne zaveda, zato sem z veseljem delil svoje izkušnje. Če kdaj zagledate katerega od teh grdih bitij, ga ne boste pozabili.

Hvala za branje in za lep kompliment, Mary

Pronicljivi tiger 28. maja 2013:

Živjo sestra Mary! Tudi jaz živim na Floridi, vendar ne vem, ali sem kdaj videl eno od teh žab. Pazil bom nanje in zahvaljujoč vašemu vozlišču sem lahko bolj odgovoren lastnik hišnih ljubljenčkov, ko nekega dne dobim psa. Hvala, ker ste delili to vozlišče in vozlišče CPR.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 17. decembra 2012:

Živjo, Nathalh. Tudi jaz nisem imel pojma o teh krastačih krastačih krastačah. Tukaj v S. Fl imamo veliko različnih divjih živali. ampak še nikoli nisem slišal za te. Tako sem vesela, da je vaš pes preživel uživanje strupenih gob! Ja, moj mali pes je zelo radoveden: pravkar je pritekla k tej žabi (verjetno bi se z njo igrala).

Hvala za branje in komentiranje, Mary

Nataša s Havajev 17. decembra 2012:

O moj bog, nisem imel pojma! Vau. Enkrat sem psa jedel strupene gobe. Nekaj ​​časa ga je res zmotilo, a je sčasoma prišel skozi. Vem, da bi moji psi pritekli prav do žabe in jo poskušali lizati, jesti, igrati se z njo itd. Hvala za te informacije in vesela sem, da je vaš ljubki psiček preživel!

nanderson500 iz Seattla, WA 17. decembra 2012:

Zelo zanimiv članek, še posebej zame kot lastnika majhnega psa. Nisem prepričan, če imamo žabe bufo tam, kjer živim, nameravam pa to preveriti po branju tega članka. Glasovali koristno, zanimivo in v skupni rabi.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 12. decembra 2012:

Živjo, jengacehodges. Tako lepo "spoznati se". Oh, ja, bodite pozorni na to žabo morilko. Ne želite, da se mu Daisy približa. Lahko si poškropijo strup in veste, kako radovedni so lahko naši psi!

Hvala za branje in komentiranje, Mary

Jen Hodges iz jugovzhodne ZDA 12. decembra 2012:

Najlepša hvala, ker ste objavili to vozlišče. Nisem vedel, da so te žabe nevarne za živali. V življenju sem jih videl že več. Imam majhnega otroka s krznom (Daisy) in jo želim zaščititi za vsako ceno. Najlepša hvala!

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 11. decembra 2012:

Živjo, vibesites. Hvala, ker ste prebrali in komentirali moje središče o trsni krastači. Vesel sem, da se vam je zdelo zanimivo Želel bi ljudi ozavestiti o tem nevarnem bitju.

Najlepša hvala tudi za glas. Cenim, da.

Tako lepo te je "spoznati". Želim vedeti več o vas na svoji strani s profilom.

vibesiti iz ZDA 11. decembra 2012:

Zanimivo vozlišče. Cenim vas, da ste to napisali; to bi lahko rešilo življenje vaših ljubljenih hišnih ljubljenčkov. Zdaj, ko vidimo, kako izgleda ta žaba, mislimo, da bi lahko prepoznali žival v trenutku, ko jo zagledamo. Vaše vozlišče bo služilo tudi kot opozorilo. Izglasovan in koristen.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 6. decembra 2012:

Živjo, midget38. Oh, draga .... Žal mi je, da imaš te slabe žabe na svojem območju. Pred dnevi sem na svojem dvorišču videl enega, ki je bil velik kot krožnik. Nenehno pazim na krastačo krastačo.

Se vidimo spet kmalu, upam. Mary

Michelle Liew iz Singapurja 5. decembra 2012:

Vrnil sem se in rekel, da sem na nekem travniku blizu svojega kraja videl nekaj strupenih krastač. Vesel sem, da moji psi niso prišli do njih! Hvala za deljenje!

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 10. novembra 2012:

Živjo, ajay. Vesel sem, da ste našli moje vozlišče, in se vam zahvaljujem za vaš zanimiv komentar. Te žabe so resnična težava tukaj na S. Floridi. Da, prav imaš, te krastače krastače lahko hitro ubijajo pse. Ljudje bi morali vedeti, kako takoj zagotoviti prvo pomoč, da rešijo svojega ljubljenčka. Nikoli nisem pustil svojega dojenčka po mraku zaradi strahu pred temi žabami.

Zahvaljujem se vam za branje in komentiranje mojega središča o trsni krastači.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 10. novembra 2012:

Živjo, ajay. Nikoli nisem pustil svojega dojenčka po mraku zaradi strahu pred temi žabami.

Zahvaljujem se vam za branje in komentiranje mojega središča o trsni krastači.

ajay 10. novembra 2012:

na jugu Španije vsako noč dobimo krastače na svojem vrtu, še več, če dežuje, so po mraku vse leto, včasih pa sem čez dan moral čudno odstraniti iz svojega bazena, moram iskati njih vsak večer, vsakič preden izpustim pse, so vsi smrtonosni in vedo, da so ljudje, ki so svoje pse izgubili v samo 20 do 40 minutah, zelo majhni, sem mislil, da so žabe zelo majhne, ​​toda NE to so krastače .. grozno in skrbelo me je, zdaj se ne morem sprostiti, saj vem, da jih je toliko vsak večer, tudi v vročem poletju so krastače pod kapljicami iz naše enote za izmenični tok .. bodite previdni vsi, preverite jih in zaščitite svojega psa, preden jih spustite ven, imamo majhno mrežo za otroško ribiško mrežo in zajemamo krastače in jih premaknemo nekam drugam stran od vrta, z mrežo jih je enostavno zajeti .. ajay

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 29. oktobra 2012:

Živjo, eHealer. Vesel sem, da ste prebrali moje središče o trsni krastači in kako lahko ubije pse. Mislim, da bi moral vsak lastnik hišnih ljubljenčkov vedeti, kako upravljati oživljanje; lahko za hišnega ljubljenčka razlikuje med življenjem in smrtjo.

Najlepša hvala za potrditev vašega čudovitega središča o oživljanju psov.

Hvala za branje in komentiranje, Mary

Deborah iz Las Vegasa 29. oktobra 2012:

Great Hub Mary in jo podpiram na svojem CPR za pse! to je resnična življenjska situacija in bo ljudem pomagala še bolj razumeti, kako oživljanje življenja rešuje življenja! Hvala!

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 16. oktobra 2012:

Živjo, Blond Logic. Vesel sem, da ste skoraj izkoreninili trso krastačo s svojega območja. Želim si, da bi lahko. Sinoči sem na svojem dvorišču videl enega, ki je bil velik kot krožnik! Zato svojega psa nikoli ne spustim na dvorišče po temi. Vaš Hubby mora biti precej hiter, da bi dobro udaril to žabo!

Hvala za obisk in tudi za komentar. Mary

Mary Wickison iz Brazilije 16. oktobra 2012:

Živjo,

Živimo v Braziliji in imamo jezera. Imamo žabe in krastače. Čeprav spodbujamo žabe in druge krastače, smo z našega območja izkoreninili večino trsnih krastač. Moj mož jih udari s kosom trdega lesa. Lahko se hitro premikajo in jih je treba ubiti.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo, spet Jaye. Da, ne morete biti previdni s svojo psičko!

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo Suzy HQ. Joj, ne vem, ali je Bufo marinus najden v delu Italije, kjer boš ti. Mogoče bi morali to raziskati. Vem, da jim je všeč toplo podnebje. Ne bi bil presenečen, če bi tam našli kače itd. ....

Hvala za branje, za glasove in za delež, Mary

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo, Audrey. Hvala, ker ste prebrali in komentirali moje središče o tem marinu Bufo. Da, res so strašljivi.

Vesel sem, da ste ugotovili, da je moje središče koristno. Mary

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo Jaye, zelo modro je, da svojega ljubljenega mini šnavcerja nikoli ne spustite samega ponoči. Ta bitja je zelo težko videti v temi, zato tudi če ste tam z njo, bodite vedno pozorni nanje. Ta Bufo marinus je resnično morilec za majhne pse.

Hvala za branje, komentiranje, glasovanje in delež. Mary

Jaye Denman iz Deep South, ZDA, 15. septembra 2012:

Smešno je, Mary .... Puppy Girl sem po branju vaše zgodbe peljal ven na povodec in moje oči so ves čas, ko smo bili tam zunaj, skenirali dvorišče! Zdaj me gledaš za Bufo (kar je dobro). JAYE

Suzanne Ridgeway iz Dublina na Irskem 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo Mary,

Kako čudovit članek in česar še nisem slišal. To bo za nas tako koristno, saj se bomo s psom selili v južno Italijo, zato bom moral preveriti, ali gre tam zaradi vročega podnebja v težavo. Vem, da bomo imeli kače (moja velika fobija !!) škorpijone in gekose, zato najlepša hvala za ta informativni del. Tudi videoposnetek C.P.R je bil izvrsten! Glasovalo in delilo :-)

Audrey Howitt iz Kalifornije 15. septembra 2012:

Tako uporabno vozlišče! Strašno !!!

Jaye Denman iz Deep South, ZDA, 15. septembra 2012:

Ker živim le nekaj držav od vas (osrednji Mississippi), sem prepričan, da je tu tudi žaba Bufo. Nikoli nisem pustil svojega mini šnavcerja prosto teči zunaj, saj je v mladosti zašla v nekaj, zaradi česar ji je bilo zelo slabo. Odpeljem jo na povodec za lončke in sprehode. Zdaj, ko sem prebrala vaš odličen članek in videla fotografije Bufo, bom še posebej pozorna, ko gremo skupaj na prosto, ker imam tako rada svojo psičko - tako kot vi svojega otroka! Hvala za te pomembne informacije in jih bom delil.

Voted Up +++

JAYE

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Dobro jutro, Angelo52. Vrnil sem se na Wikipedijo, da bi razjasnil svoje središče. kot sem rekel v Hubu, niso vse žabe strupene. Zamenjal sem tudi fotografijo, ki sem jo imel, da ne bi bila zmedena.

Napisano je še eno zelo dobro središče (vključil sem povezavo) o tem, kako so krastače koristne za vrtove.

Cenim vaše branje in komentiranje.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo, dwachira. Hvala za branje in komentiranje nevarne trske krastače. Nisem prepričan, ali jih imate tam, kjer živite, vendar so stalna nevarnost za tiste, ki živijo v toplem podnebju.

Hvala za glasove, Mary

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo LetitiaFT. Najlepša hvala za branje in informativni komentar. Ko sem prebral vaš komentar, sem se vrnil na Wikipedijo in upam, da sem jasno ločil žabe. Tisti, ki ga imamo tukaj na S. Floridi, je res Bufo marinus, ki ga običajno imenujemo trsna krastača.

Resnično sem izjavil, da niso vse žabe morilke, vendar bi se moral lastnik hišnih ljubljenčkov zavedati. Vključil sem dobro središče, ki pove, kako so krastače koristne za vrtnarje in ne da bi ubijale nedolžne.

Še enkrat hvala, Mary

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo jellygator. Sliši se, kot da ste tesno poklicali laboratorij, ki je morda naletel na Bufo marinus.

Ostro pazite na druge pse, če se lotijo ​​po temi.

Hvala za branje in komentiranje, Mary

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živijo, blaženi pisatelj. Hvala, ker ste si prebrali in si vzeli čas za komentiranje mojega vozlišča o marini Bufo.

Pravkar sem sinoči videl enega na svojem dvorišču, toda Baby je bil v hiši!

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo Daisy, zanima me, ali ste ljudje iz S. Ca. imajo te žabe. Všeč jim je toplo podnebje in so stalna nevarnost tukaj, kjer živim na S. Floridi.

Hvala za branje in komentiranje.

Ja, lastnike hišnih ljubljenčkov želim opozoriti na marino Bufo ali trso krastačo.

Mary Hyatt (avtor) s Floride 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo pritlikavec38. Upam, da teh nevarnih žab nimate tam, kjer živite. Radi imajo toplo podnebje.

Zelo sem previdna pri odhodu dojenčka po sončnem zahodu, ker takrat pridejo te žabe.

Najlepša hvala za branje, glasovanje in skupno rabo, Mary

Angelo52 15. septembra 2012:

Zdi se, da je Bufo v mojem kratkem pregledu internetnih slik običajno ime krastač. Čeprav je krastača krastača (mimogrede tujerodna) slaba za pse in mačke, niso vse krastače. Verjamem, da prva fotografija, ki jo prikazujete, ni krastača, temveč južna krastača - domačina iz Amerike. Trsna krastača zraste zelo velika in je večinoma rjave barve.

Danson Wachira iz Nairobija v Keniji 15. septembra 2012:

Včasih morda nimamo nadzora nad svojimi hišnimi ljubljenčki in v olajšanje je vedeti, da obstaja prva pomoč za toksine iz žabe Bufo. Odličen članek in izglasovan.

LetitiaFT iz Pariza preko Kalifornije 15. septembra 2012:

Živjo Mary, tako mi je žal za izgubo tvojega prijatelja in tvoj tesni klic. Grozno je izgubiti hišnega ljubljenčka, še posebej pred njihovim časom. Izgubil sem psičko Pekinese, ki je grizla travo s pesticidi. Bilo je grozno.

Cane Toad je odličen primer, zakaj je vnos tujerodnih vrst zelo, zelo slaba ideja. Vendar je pomembno, da ločimo. Bufo je generično ime za skupino krastač. Invazivna toksična krastača krastača, o kateri govorite, je Bufo marinus, srednje / južnoameriška krastača (ne žaba), ne nedolžne bufove bure, zahodna krastača, ki zaradi pesticidov in podnebnih sprememb, kot dvoživke, že močno propada. kot celota po vsem svetu. Morda lahko pomagate ne le psom, temveč tudi prijaznim krastačam in se izognete neselektivnemu ubijanju naravnih krastač in žab, tako da ljudi usmerite k pravemu krivcu.

Še enkrat sožalje za soseda.

želegator iz ZDA 14. septembra 2012:

Videl sem žabe, ki bi lahko bile bufos, vendar nisem prepričan. Vedela sem, da lahko nekatere žabe psa zbolijo in mislim, da se je to enkrat zgodilo mojemu črnemu laboratoriju. Ne bi si pa mislil, da bi si z vrtno cevjo speril usta in oči. Zdaj imam ŠTIRI pse, ki gredo vsak večer ven in sem vesel, da imam te informacije. Hvala vam!

BlissfulWriter 14. septembra 2012:

To je nekaj, česar nisem nikoli vedel, da lahko žabe ubijajo hišne ljubljenčke. Hvala, ker ste nas obvestili.

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on September 14, 2012:

Mary,

Thanks for publishing this life-saving article. Pet owners everywhere are very fortunate to have you warn them of this frightening creature.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on September 14, 2012:

Oh dear, my blessings to your friend. I hope digging that hole can help to catch the frog, though, because it sounds like they can be dangerous to all dogs in the yard! Thanks for sharing!! Votes up, and shared too.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on August 19, 2012:

Hi, Green Bard, Yes, this Bufo frog is a creature that I am very afraid of. I make sure my dog is safely in the house at dusk. My neighbor told me this morning there was a Bufo as big as a dinner plate on her patio just last night. She has an indoor cat, so it was safe.

Thanks for reading and for your thoughtful comment, and for the vote, too. Mary

Steve Andrews from Tenerife on August 18, 2012:

I love toads and dogs too so this is a situation I am not sure I would know how to handle it if I lived where you are. I suppose really the problem has been caused by humans who brought the toads there in the first place, and to Australia and elsewhere. As usual it is humans to blame for unbalancing nature. Anyway, I am very glad to hear that you saved Baby. Voted up and Interesting!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 27, 2012:

Hi, mollymeadows, In my research on this bad, bad frog, I did not see any indication that they pose a danger to humans; however, I'd scrub my hands very good if I came in contact with one! If there was sticky stuff on the bag you used to capture the frog, that may very well have been a Bufo frog! You don't want one in your house, just be very careful how you capture him.

Thanks for reading, and for taking the time to comment.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 27, 2012:

Hi, Peggy W. Thanks for reading about the horrible Bufo frog! My neighbor told me just this morning there was one on her back patio the size of a dinner plate! She doesn't have a dog or cat, thank goodness. If the weather is warm where you are, you probably have these frogs and just don't know it. Yes, I would definitely go out with that precious Skippy at night.

Thanks so much for the votes and the share....I appreciate that.

Mary Strain from The Shire on June 27, 2012:

Mary, I'm sorry about your friend's dog, but glad you were able to save Baby. What a close call!

Are humans at any risk from the Bufo frog? I had a frog get into my house the other day and I grabbed him through a plastic bag and threw him out, but there was sticky stuff all over the bag. After reading your hub, I don't think I'll do that again!

Thanks for warning us about this awful creature!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 27, 2012:

Hi Mary,

We have chirping toads in our yard and I always thought that it was great. They were probably killing insects and the like. I never heard of a Bufo frog. Scary thought to think how poisonous they are! Thank heavens you knew what to do with your Baby. Thanks for passing the word regarding what we can do to protect our pets. The CPR video was great. I'll be keeping an extra eye out for Skippy when he is doing his final nightly "duty" before going to bed. Voted up, useful and definitely sharing!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 02, 2012:

Good Morning, snowdrops. I'm glad you find Baby a cutie! She really is a joy to have, and to think, I almost lost her to this horrible killer frog! I'll never let her go out after dark again. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this Hub.

snowdrops from The Second Star to the Right on June 02, 2012:

i love baby..so cute with the pink shirt. i didn't know that some species of frogs can kill. thanks for the info Mary!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 22, 2012:

Hi picklesandrufus. Sure is nice to see you! I'm glad your dog wasn't killed by this monster of a frog, the Bufo. They are really scary. If it every happens again, do the first aid right away.

You know, I don't think I'm getting notices from all of my followers when they publish new Hubs, either. I thought maybe folks just weren't writing much any more. I'm glad you "found" me. Goodnight.

picklesandrufus from Virginia Beach, Va on May 22, 2012:

Very informative hub!! This happened to my dog when I lived in south Florida. She almost died and stayed at the vet for 3 days. I had never heard of this frog, being from N.C.

For some reason, I don't get notices of your hubs any more. Just came around to see you and found this one. Vote up!!

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 22, 2012:

Good morning alocsin. Thanks for taking the time to read my Hub about the Bufo frog. I'll bet you do have these in S. They like warm climate and are attracted to water (pools, etc.) I haven't read about any children coming into contact with these frogs, but if it were a small child it would probably affect them, too. Thanks so much for the votes. Have a wonderful day.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on May 22, 2012:

That is bizarre and scary. I've never heard of those frogs nor seen them here in Southern California. I'm also concerned that little kids might want to play with these dangerous things. Thanks for the warning. Voting this Up and Interesting.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 20, 2012:

Hi Sueswan, well I just wrote a comment and it went poof! Good to see you this evening. I doubt that the Bufo frog would be found in Canada, probably too cold for them. They like warm climates like S. Baby is fine: no health problems lately (knock on wood). She is still the Queen of the house! Goodnight, friend.

Sueswan on May 20, 2012:

Hi Mary,

I am so sorry to hear that your friend's dog was killed by this poisonous frog.

So glad that with your quick action and that Baby didn't meet with the same fate.

I was curious to see if they have these frogs in Canada but I couldn't find any information.

Hope you and Baby are doing well.

Take care :)

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 16, 2012:

Oh, no , Ellen52. It wouldn't take much poinson from thee Bufo frogs to kill a little Westie. If it happens again, grab the garden hose and wash out the dog's mouth and eyes. They scare me to death! Thanks for reading and commenting.

Ellen52 on May 16, 2012:

My Westie just came in contact with the bufo frog last month, for the second time in 5 years down in South Florida. Thankfully my quick actions saved her and she's fine. I'm now a nervous wreck taking her out at night. You must act fast and get them to a vet. I wish we can kill all the bufos as they kill thousands of dogs a year.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 12, 2012:

Hi Pamela99, thanks for reading and commenting on the Bufo frog. Yes, it might be too cold in N. for this killer frog. As soon as the sun goes down, everyone here gets their pets inside, cause that's when they come out. I hope you never see one!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 12, 2012:

I have never heard of this frog and I live in northern FL. I hope we are too far north for his liking. I am sorry to hear about your neighbors dog. It is so hard to lose a loved pet. Thanks for the useful information.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 10, 2012:

Hi Gloshei, thanks for reading my hub about the Bufo frog. I'm glad you are not bothered by these bad frogs. They were introduced to Florida and not native. Hope nobody ever gets the bright idea to bring them to the UK or France (or anywhere). Have a great day!

Gloria from France on May 10, 2012:

Hi mary like Rosemay50 I just looked in too see what others are saying about this Bufo, I am glad we don't have in UK or France.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 09, 2012:

Hi Rosemay50. You had commented on my Hub before, but you are most welcome to come back anytime! Goodnight.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 09, 2012:

Hi K9keystrokes. I'm so glad you learned something from my Hub on the Bufo frog. You may not have them where you live in Calif. If it's a warm climate, you probably do. They don't like cold climate. Thanks for the compliment on my Hub (and on Baby's outfit). See you again, soon...

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on May 09, 2012:

I thought I had commented on here but couldn't remember so just popped in to see, still worth reading again

India Arnold from Northern, California on May 09, 2012:

What a great hub! I had never heard of the Bufo Frog before, but will certainly keep an eye out for them now! Like you, my pets are my family and having information like this can aid in keeping them save from disasters! Great article Mary! Thank you for sharing your personal experience with us.

The picture of Baby in that pink that pink outfit is too adorable for words!

HubHugs to you and Baby~

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 09, 2012:

Good Morning, mckbirdbks. Good to see you! Thanks for reading about the Bufo frog. You might not have these killers in the part of Texas where you live. If it's a warm part of Texas, I'll bet you do. I wish we didn't have them! I think they are here to stay. They don't seem to have any natural preditor. Hope you are having a good day.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on May 09, 2012:

Very informative hub. I had never heard of this frog. Well put together and useful.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 09, 2012:

Good Morning, GardenExpert999. Thanks for coming back with your added comment. I did a ittle more investigating about this frog, and another name for him is the Cane Toad which I added to my Hub. He was brought into the state of Florida for the same reason he was brought into Australia as you mentioned. As far as I can determine, he has no predators. I think he is here to stay. Pet owners here have no idea the danger he poses to their pets. If you read some of the comments to this Hub, there are folks who say they have seen their dogs frothing at the mouth. I think they came into contact with the Bufo and they are just lucky dogs! See you again, soon, I hope.

GardenExpert999 from Scotland on May 09, 2012:

There is a huge problem in Australia with the cane toad which was introduced there in 1935 to control the cane beetle. I think that is the same species as the bufo frog. It has no natural enemies in Australia and is breeding out of control, and killing dogs and cats all over the place. The solution would obviously be to find out what its natural predator is over in Florida and encourage it into your garden, so long as it is not a bigger pest again towards dogs.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 08, 2012:

Hi, GardenExpert999, Thanks for reading. I feel the same way about killing this Bufo. I just keep my dog away and out of harm's way. We just had a nice rain shower and all the little "rain frogs" are out. They are so cute. Small, but loud! These frogs are called the Bufo Frog, but they are actually a toad, I believe.

GardenExpert999 from Scotland on May 08, 2012:

Sorry to hear about your friend's wee dog. Such a sad end, but at the same time I feel for the frogs getting bleach put on them, for only defending themselves against attack or a perceived attack. Are they frogs or toads? It looks like a toad you linked.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 08, 2012:

Good Morning, MM. Thanks for reading about the Bufo frog and for the nice compliment on my Hub about them. Most people are not aware of these frogs and the danger of them. Thanks for the vote, I appreciate that. Have a great day.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 08, 2012:

Hi moonlake, nice to see you today. Since this happened to Baby, I just warn people to be on the lookout for the Bufo after dark. That's when they come out. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Movie Master from United Kingdom on May 08, 2012:

Thank goodness we don't have the bufo frog in the UK what a terrifying creature! How awful for your friend to lose her dog this way.

Good advice and information Mary, thank you for sharing.

Voted up

moonlake from America on May 07, 2012:

I have never seen Bufo Frog here. They may be here. I meant to say, I have never heard of any deaths up here.

Very likely our dogs picked up toads. From what I have read all toads have toxins. It's cold here so I'm not sure the Bufo Frog would be here. If I ever see them I will make sure our dog stays away from them. I don't want him to end up dead.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 07, 2012:

Hi Angela Blair, thanks for reading and the the comment on the Bufo Frog. We have diamondback rattlers here too (don't let writer 20 know that, she'll never come to Florida). I think you'll find Bufos in Texas at least the warm part of the state. That's scary when you say your dogs froth at the mouth. I can't help but wonder if they are coming in contact with a Bufo. Thanks for reading and commenting. Goodnight.

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 07, 2012:

Hey writer20, oh please don't let a little thing like the Bufo frog keep you from coming to Florida! It's really a great place to live. We just have to be a little careful of our pets. Thanks for reading...

Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 07, 2012:

Hi xstatic. Nice to see you! I'm glad you don't have to worry about this killer Bufo frog where you are. He is a constant threat to us pet owners here. Thanks for the vote! Goodnight.


Bufo Toad Poisoning In Dogs

Along the Gulf Coast, a very prevalent resident of our backyards harbors one of the more common toxins to dogs. The bufo marinus (the Giant, Marine or Cane toad) commonly attracts a curious pet with their large size and jumping motion. While there are other similar, potentially toxic toads throughout Texas, the bufo marinus is more dangerous and most prevalent in the Rio Grande Valley. They are rather defenseless-looking creatures, but they are loaded with an extremely toxic chemical located in glands along their back. When a dog bites or mouths the toad, these chemicals are released from the glands and absorbed through the mucous membranes of the dog’s mouth into the bloodstream.

The toxin can then cause a multitude of effects, such as vomiting, diarrhea, trembling, panting, increased salivation, “brick-colored” red gums, very high and irregular heart rate, seizures and possible death due to heart failure. The severity is dependent on contact time, the amount of toxin absorbed and the dog’s size. Smaller breeds are potentially the most severely affected.

Avoiding toads is the best way to keep your pet safe, but that is easier said than done. The toads have been known to eat from a pet’s food bowl and can leave their toxin in a bowl of water. The toads are nocturnal and often attracted to outdoor lights where they can snatch a tasty bug. They are often found in grassy yards with places to hide like water sprinkler boxes. Keeping your pet under a watchful eye at night and removing toads from their normal residences may prevent encounters.

The recognition of exposure and rapid treatment are keys to saving the life of your pet. If you observe your dog mouthing a toad, you should immediately begin to rinse its mouth with a very wet washcloth. Washing the mouth helps to remove and dilute the toxin. This should be done for at least thirty seconds and done carefully to prevent water from getting into the trachea (windpipe). Lowering the head below the lungs may help keep water out. You should then immediately head to your veterinarian’s office or emergency clinic. Be careful not to get bitten if your pet is having seizures or appears to be hallucinating. Make sure to wear protective gloves and thoroughly wash your hands, as the toad’s toxin can harm your skin as well.

There is not an antidote to the toxin, so treatment consists of removing the toxin, fluids given via IV, seizure control, temperature regulation and sometimes medications to protect heart function.

With early treatment (especially washing out the mouth), most patients recover within 12 hours without experiencing long-term effects. Pets that are not treated promptly have a very high incidence of death. Prevention, early recognition and immediate treatment are the keys to keeping your pet safe.


Remedies for Bufo Toad Poisoning

On this page you can find user-submitted remedies and strategies for soothing your dog in the event of a poisoning and preventing them from coming into contact with bufo toads in the first place. Some of our popular remedies include: mothballs, liquid antiseptic, benadryl, or even keeping your dog muzzled. After reading about it on Earth Clinic, let us know what you try in order to keep your dog safe from toads. Know of a remedy not yet listed here? Let us know about it here!

Activated Charcoal

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When I lived in Arizona I had a dog that licked one of these a few times. His eyes got big, and he was whining acting very worried. I gave him milk, and pilled (put down the back of his throat so all he had to do was swallow) him with 1 charcoal pill, and then just held him, it wore off pretty quick (the side effects from him licking it), then he was fine.

Charcoal Binds toxins to it and absorbs them to carry them out of your body as waste, it is a purifier.

Where do you find the charcoal pills

EC : All pharmacies and many grocery stores carry charcoal pills or accidental poisoning. or buy them online.

Apple Cider Vinegar

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My senior pitbull hunts toads when he is let into my back yard in the summer and he has killed several. I used to live in great fear of him encountering toads and I constantly checked on him in the yard. Three times I have discovered him unresponsive, drooling, panting and glossy eyed while standing in the yard near a large dead toad (eeuw!) and he was apparently in great distress or going into shock. My first reaction was to grab the water hose and try to flush his tongue sideways but I quickly realized he was swallowing the poison, so I ran and grabbed a large bath towel and wet one end with water. I first used the dry end of the towel to wipe the dogs tongue from as far back of the throat possible, forward to absorb the poison. Next I soaked up saliva from both jowels with unused portions of the dry end of the towel. I repeated this procedure but this time, with the dripping wet end of the towel. Lastly, I turn the wet end of the towel over to the clean side and drenched it with Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. I then slathered the tongue from the back forward and also jowels, turning the towel to unused portions for each mouth area. I repeated the procedure with an unused portion of the vinegar drenched towel but allowed some ACV to trickle down the dog's throat. By the time I finished this procedure, my dog was fully responsive each time and with no need for follow up. He is 14 years old now and he still has a high prey drive but I no longer worry as much since discovering this remedy. Hope this helps!

Baby Shampoo, Olive Oil, Vet

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On June 22, 2009 our little Jack Russell was poisoned by a Bufo Toad. We caught her almost immediately after we saw her flipping it with her nose. Her left eye was shut. I immediately washed her head and nose with Baby Shampoo and rinsed for an extremely long time. I gave her a teaspoon of olive oil and she started throwing up volumous amounts of frothey white liquid. She started stiffening up and closed her left eye completely. We rushed her to the vet and they started an IV to push fluids. We were sent home as soon as she could walk. They gave us anti convulsants in case she started to have seizures in the night. I think that the extreme wash saved her life. We are still watching the eye to make sure that she doesn't form an ulcer from the poison. She is one lucky little dog.

I live in Florida and have a yard full of these toads, I live near a lake and cannot seem to get rid of them. Yesterday my little 10 lb Maltese, who I had on leash darted to a baby bufo and flung it across the patio..she immediately started shaking her head..i grabbed her and using a wet paper towel wiped her mouth out. then rushed her to the ER vets. I was having a panic attack but she seemed perfectly fine so I decided not to pay the $150 to see a vet but the tech checked her vitals for free and they were normal..I watched her all night and she is fine now, thank god..I don't have it in me to kill a toad (it's not their fault their poisonous) but I need to get rid of them..the vet tech said to sprinkle Epsom salts all over the yard to repel them..has anyone heard of this? (everything in Florida is trying to kill you):)

I heard moth balls are helpful. Hope I never see one of those toads. Hope my dogs never do either.

Moth balls are poisonous to dogs and cats. Please do not scatter them in your yard.

Epsom salt is good for garden, so I will try that.

Moth balls or paradichlorobenzene is poisonous to animals and can be absorbed through the pads of the cat/dogs feet. Don't use it.

Benadryl

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How much benadryl do I need to give a 50 pound dog if I suspect that he has encountered a bufu frog to give me time to get him to a vet several minutes away? My other small dog almost died because of one, this time I would like to be prepared. I was a pathologist. Is there a better treatment that I can buy from the pharmacy. I keep an epi-pen for my son here always. I'm not sure if the dose prepared for the 200 lb child would be good for the dog. HELP. I also have benadryl on hand.

How much benadryl do I need to give a 50 pound dog if I suspect that he has encountered a bufu frog to give me time to get him to a vet several minutes away? My other small dog almost died because of one, this time I would like to be prepared. I was a pathologist. Is there a better treatment that I can buy from the pharmacy. I keep an epi-pen for my son here always. I'm not sure if the dose prepared for the 200 lb child would be good for the dog. HELP. I also have benadryl on hand.

Hi to all! I've been reading the comments here and I just wanted to respond with a few things. 1st, I was born and raised here in SWFL, & I've been a vet tech @ an emergency vet clinic for the past 20 yrs. So Linda's question about how much Benadryl, the correct dose for dogs is 1mg per pound of body weight, so a 25 pound dog would get one (1) 25mg Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) tablet/capsule, or 10mls of childrens liquid Benadryl (check your labels, but MOST Liquid is 12.5mg/5ml). Next, unfortunately I've seen Bufo toxicity and deaths in dogs more than I'd like to count, and obviously prevention is your best bet, but it's true the best thing to do 1st is to immediately try to rinse your dogs mouth out with running water, then get your pet to the vet for them to treat the consequent symptoms caused by the toxins (ie seizures etc). Most dogs are killed from experiencing uncontrolled seizing, which left untreated will cause their temperature to rise quickly, effectively frying their internal organs (sorry about my graphic bluntness, but I want everyone to understand the seriousness of getting your pet the help he/she needs). You are all correct in keeping a close eye on your pets at night, as bufo's are generally nocturnal creatures, but they will come out during the day, especially during overcast rainy days, so be vigilant always. My neighborhood is overrun with the terrible toads and even though my dog is well trained and behaved, she is kept on a leash under a watchful eye.

Beware of Excretions in Grass

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We were in the Keys last year for the month of February, and our small 5 lb dog chased through the yard, and became deathly ill. We were lucky to get her to a vet within 15 minutes and she survived. The vet asked us if we saw toads? We did discover baby toads in the yard. Our dog did not catch any toads in her mouth, but the vet said even the excretion in the grass can be lethal especially to small dogs. I looked into the muzzle, but with this scenario, their paws and tongues are still exposed to the grass, leaving them at risk for exposure.

Cleaning Products

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My friend's 10 pound terrier mix (looks like Toto) has nearly died twice from bufu toad poisoning. Had severe seizures both times. She will not leave them alone. She is muzzled at night and carried in my door during the day.

As a security measure, we must leave our lights on at night. The lights draw mosquitoes and other critters which draw the bufos. I have had a HERD of frogs outside every night and morning for a long time! They have even jumped inside the house several times. YUCK! I have treated the area w/ammonia, but don't want to see them suffer so I haven't tried killing them with it. I have unsuccessfully tried moth balls. My sister in MD has taken them home in plants and they have lived through several very cold winters.

My latest effort has proven VERY SUCCESSFUL and no one had to die or suffer.

Cleaned my headlights and rubber trim with Kaboom w/Oxiclean. Hate the odor and won't use it indoors. On a whim I sprayed the front door area, under the fence where frogs enter, on top of the constant flow of dead leaves, and along possible paths to my door. Had a lot of rain lately and so have "refreshed" the area several times. Haven't seen a frog for days! I know they are still somewhere nearby, but they aren't now a nuisance. Is it the Kaboom? Is it the Oxiclean? Don't know. Maybe someone else will figure it out.

It's the Kaboom. Don't know about Oxyclean. never used it. I use the Kaboom for cleaning everything. don't use pesticides but use moth balls and other natural repellents. On a when I sprayed some bugs on my porch and wasps.. they drop like flies. vet told me he thinks maybe a chemical in Kaboom paralyzes them if it doesn't kill them instantly. so. Kaboom could be dangerous for pet birds, small cats and dogs if they get in it directly.


Theresa

The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since 2013.

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Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.

Her love for creatures great and small began at an early age, starting with caterpillars - which continues to this day, along with an interest in all insects and 'creepy crawlies'.

Theresa's interest in pet health started with a bird keeping hobby at age 14, where she learned from another hobbyist that the simple addition of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) in a bird's drinking water kept fungal infections away she was able to share this with her avian vet who in turn prescribed it to her own clients Theresa was surprised to learn that she could teach her vet a thing or two. This important lesson - that each of us can be a teacher - was a turning point for Theresa, and fueled her quest for the knowledge held in lore, and remedies passed by word of mouth. That quest for knowledge continues to this day, as new and old remedies alike are explored. She may not have experience with a particular issue, but she will research it to the best of her ability and share what she finds freely, in the hopes that you can heal or improve your pet's health.

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Please do not salt the toads - while it may eventually kill them, it will take time and the toads will suffer. If you must kill them please do so in as painless a way as possible [whack with shovel?]. Ideally you would use fencing material such as hardware cloth to fence them out of your dog area, and if that is not possible have your dog wear a muzzle to prevent him from getting a toad in his mouth. Not happy options, but as you say, life or death matter.

I moved to W. Palm Beach a couple months ago and learned this week of the dangers of the Cane toad on pets. She said one danger beside the toxin is using the waterhose to wash out the toxin, as the water can be forced into the lungs as well as poison and can also harm or kill them. So everyone please be careful!!

I hate Bufo toads and have about an acre of property. Every year around April (our rainy season), they mate, so be highly vigilant this time of year. Citric acid works well at killing them and it will kill them within about 3 minutes as it breaks down their skin rapidly, and will destroy their ecoskeletal muscles. Puppies both large and small breed are too inquisitive when young, so be vigilant about guarding them. I have also laid down on border of red cedar mulch around our property which they hate. It fertilizes the perimeter and retains water well. It also serves as a strong deterrent to the toads. Follow the mouth flushing procedures if your pet grabs one and use a wet washcloth to wipe roof of mouth, gumline including teeth and throat area. 15 minutes isn't a lot of time to get to a vet, so be prepared to protect your loved ones, our pets!

Around 2000 I almost lost a shar pei /rotti, if not for the quick thinking of a very smart gal he would not have survived as the Chinese half of him had already gave him a ruff start in life, it was very late and she grabbed the garden hose and aggressively rinse his face and mouth and dish cloth, he was almost dead the day I got him severely infested with ticks, and after that to almost die again from a Bufo, he lived over 15 years but every chance I get I kill Bufo I don't use chemicals as I don't want to kill other critters, they are nasty demon toads, last year I used mouse traps piece of dry dog food this you must supervise

Theresa, salt kills the toad quickly. We have then in our yard and we do a nightly Toad check. Any toads we can find are salted. While I know we will never get rid of all of them, this method has dismissed them greatly, the Great Dane goes out at night only under supervision after the yard has been checked and only to potty.

Mothballs

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We Lost 4 Cats In One Week by Mothball Poisoning

ITMm writing this account of what happened to two of the most beautiful cats I've ever owned with the hope no one has to repeat this experience. Whiskers and Scrappy were brother and sister and ITMd had them since the day they were born.

One of the neighbors had placed mothballs under her house to repel snakes. I live in the deep south and snakes can be a problem during the hotter months. I've always associated mothballs with the funky smell in grandma's closet to repel moths.

As it turned out mothballs are an old folk remedy. Scatter them under the house and the snakes won't go there. There had been a lot of rain that week and it turned out that was the problem. The cats had gone underneath their house and drank from a puddle where the mothballs had dissolved. Mothballs contain several poisons with very long names. All of the symptoms fit.

We had lost a total of four neighborhood cats in less than a week. Maybe more that I never knew about. If this article can save even one cat from this horrible ending it will be worth it.

Can I Use Mothballs in the Garden?

Using mothballs to repel pests in the garden presents a danger to children, pets, and wildlife that visit your garden. Young children explore their surroundings by putting things in their mouth and animals might think they are food. Ingesting even a small amount of the toxic chemicals in mothballs can cause serious harm that requires immediate medical or veterinary attention. Mothballs in gardens also present a risk if you breathe the fumes or get the chemicals on your skin or in your eyes. Using mothballs in gardens also causes significant environmental problems. They usually contain either naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene. Both of these chemicals are highly toxic and can get into the soil and groundwater. These mothball hazards may even harm the plants you are trying to protect. Mothballs are insecticides that are controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency. This makes it illegal to use them for any purpose or by any method that isn't specified on the label. Mothballs are labeled only for use in closed containers for the control of clothes moths.

The Facts about Mothballs

Mothballs, moth flakes, crystals, and bars are insecticides that are formulated as solids. As such, mothballs are registered as pesticides because they contain high concentrations of one of two active ingredients — naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene (sometimes referred to as 1,4-dichlorobenzene). Through sublimation, they exude gas, acting as a fumigant. Paradichlorobenzene is also found in deodorant blocks made for trash cans and toilets.

Naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene, the active ingredients in mothballs, are registered as pesticides. As such, their label directions carry the force of the law, including use intent and the sites where they may legally be used. Using mothballs with the intent of repelling various forms of wildlife is not a legal use of these materials and can result in penalties. Always read and follow pesticide label directions.

I hate those toads. Had d best fox beagle hounds a pair of brothers.. Normally I would lock them in d kennel at night time since these toads are a real problem on our 10 acre property. New years day one of them got out of his kennel and seems he bit a toad.. Came home to find him dead frothing at his mouth. Now his brother misses him alot. Going toad shooting later.

Moth balls do keep killer toads out of your yard. Remember, these toads dig under fences as well as squeeze through. Place moth balls around outer fence about 2-3" apart. Repeat as often as needed. No animal will eat them if a toad doesn't like the smell!! so, bravo to the person that came up with this idea, and thank you. Mollie, boomer, and blake.

NO! Do not use mothballs. They will poison dogs, cats and even children who might get their hands on them.

Thank you for the information you shared on some toads being poisonous, and the problem this is with dogs. I would like to comment on or question the 'remedy' submitted about using moth balls placed around the property to repell the toads. I believe the moth balls themselves may be a problem because of toxic fumes, or possible ingestion by animals.

Bufo Toad Remedies: I tried the mothballs and they did NOT work at all. They smelled bad and I had to collect them all back up. It was a "bad' experience.

I live in South Florida where Bufo Toads are abundant. I have several acres and have 8 dogs, Bufos are my worst nightmare! But as it has happened by accident I think I have found a way to keep BUFOs away or at least reduced in amounts!! I heard that MOTH BALLS repels snakes and snails which I have plenty of those also since I live just outside the Everglades. In the past 6 months since I have put the moth balls around my fence line. I have found ONLY 1 BUFO toad where I usually find at least 10 a day!! Im so happy!! but still on guard because you have to keep putting the moth balls down. ALSO. I have had many of my dogs get Bufo poisoned. and the thing that works best for me is simply rinsing the dogs mouth out forcefully with a garden hose and IMMEDIATELY afterwards giving the dog 100mgs of BENADRYL (OTC). works like a charm. Havent had any problems at all. but the best is to prevent them from coming to your property. and so far. MOTH BALLS WORK! no snakes or snails either!

I wish I had looked into moth balls.. I did try wasp spray. I recently found out about these d___ frogs and sadly answers have not come soon enough. We have had two english mastiffs in our 8 acres with underground fence. One day our boy 200lb. decided to have a taste I guess and we thought it was a seizure he was having or rabies crossed my mind except he had that shot. So I talked to my mom and she mentioned she knew a friend once whose dog would react similar from eating frogs. since I had mentioned to her how I had 5 toads that scared me getting in my car one morning hopping around the garage door to get out. My husband believed me but assumed I was being over dramatic mom.. So I noticed the shaking legs when he would try to sit and a huge puddle of foamy drool he had created somehow.. This spaced out non reactive face but when I try to get him water he wouldnt drink so I poured it down the side of him until he drank and drank and drank.. Then within 10 min. or so he was alert and acting regular again. My husband and I made sure dogfood stayed cleaned up too since they are attracted to it. We had hoped he had quit but when I noticed more frog poop (disgusting little terds!! ) all in our garage and concrete drive.. Patio. I knew they were back my husband had put up a bug light to zap bugs away.. Hoping that would help from situation. It did and we hadnt seen any for awhile til all of these every other night rain storms in summer. Then we had come back from vacation the kennel had said he was having hard time with the heat and breathing had sounded rough. So after a big storm he had disappeard never having left the fence in 4yrs I was freaked! Couldn't find him anywhere horrible thoughts of what could have happened to him crossed my mind. But we found him dead floating in the pond out behind our house beyond the fence. I will be buying a ton of moth balls to scatter around property now. He weighed so much that it didnt kill him instantly it was the constant chasing them out in the woods and yard at night that finally caught up with him, Iguess. Our female hasn't really had anything going on except a couple weeks back her eye was really swollen.. Which the vet said to give her Benadryl which I did and it was down the next day.. Come to find out about it now it was possibly a reaction also from the toads. Now we have to deal with the loss and a lonely girl.. so she has extra attention now.

Ok, everyone. Be careful about washing sour dogs mouths out with the hose. You don't want to force the poison down into their stomachs and the benadryl. 100mg! Make sure your dog is big enough to handle that dosage. Might kill a 4 pound Yorkie.


Bufo Toad Poisoning

Bufo toads are most frequently seen at night as they are nocturnal, near water, or after it rains. To avoid attracting toads to areas where pets are, do not leave pet food in open dishes outside. Bufo toads are attracted to the food and also a dogs' watering dish, and may sit in the water long enough to leave enough toxin to make a dog ill. Dogs may bite or lick bufo toads, thus receiving a large dose of the toxins which are absorbed rapidly through the gums directly into the bloodstream. The poison contains hallucinogenic and cardiac toxins.

Symptoms occur within minutes, and can include foamy salivation, difficulty breathing, red-colored gums, staggering and stumbling, vomiting, convulsions or seizure activity, and irregular heartbeat. If the poisoning is left untreated, the death rate from Bufo marinus poisoning is very high! There is no antidote for the bufo toad poison, so immediate first aid followed by treatment in the veterinary hospital is required to survive the poisoning event. Treatment in the hospital consists of intravenous fluids and medications to counteract the seizure activity and cardiac abnormalities.

Keeping your dog on a leash and well supervised when outdoors should be sufficient to prevent bufo toad toxicity. You should carry a flashlight at night, so that you can see what your dog is getting into when he or she is nosing around in the bushes. These toads don't actually attack, but a curious dog sniffing or licking the toad can get poisoned as a result.

If you think that your pet has come into contact with a bufo toad, immediately rinse out your pet’s mouth with a soaking wet wash cloth several times to remove any toxin from the mouth. Thoroughly wipe out the insides of the lips and cheeks, as well as the gums on the outside of the teeth. Do not use a hose to rinse the mouth as water can be accidentally inhaled into the lungs causing a life-threatening condition called “aspiration pneumonia”. Proceed to the nearest veterinary clinic or emergency clinic, as the toxin acts quickly and time is of the essence. The smaller the pet or the larger the toad, the greater the risk of toxicity.

If you suspect that your dog may have contacted a toad, or if you notice that your dog is acting strange (disoriented, wobbly, drooling) within 5-15 minutes of having been outside, rinse the mouth as described above and seek immediate veterinary attention. It is far better to be safe than sorry in these cases. A precautionary mouth-wash can save a life!


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