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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I think my dog may have eaten a dead baby frog. Can it be

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I think my dog may have eaten a dead baby frog. Can it be poisonous. She just want to lay down
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Did you see what may ate?
Customer: Possibly a dead baby frog
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about may?
Customer: no she's healthy 1 yr old and weighs 8 lbs.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

Frogs might cause gastrointestinal distress but toads in the Bufo genus can cause severe cardiac disorders. Where do you live, please?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Pearland texas
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

Thank you. Texas does have Bufo toads but most cases of intoxication occur between June and September and wet conditions predispose to increased Bufo numbers. Are you seeing symptoms other than her just wanting to lay down?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I have to leave my computer so I'll opt out which will give another expert the opportunity to enter this conversation. Watch for muscle rigidity/seizure, pale mucous membranes, or cyanosis (blue/grey coloring to the tongue or gums).

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