Heather, even though if the toad is not systemically toxic
(cardiac toxicity) they can still cause gastrointestinal upset like vomiting. This is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine
) 10mg every 12 hours for the next 3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.
2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.
3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken
or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet
for several days then wean into regular diet.
4- If she continues to vomit after doing the above or if you notice any lethargy, changes in respiration, etc. she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.
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