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suspect poison toad administed 3o and charcoal, what now?

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suspect poison toad administed 3o and charcoal, what now?

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Veterinarian101 :

Toxication with a toad can be serious.

Veterinarian101 :

Signs can proceed to seizures, coma and death very quickly.

Veterinarian101 :

This is likelty to happen within 15 minutes of exposure.

Veterinarian101 :

You need to hose out your dogs mouth with copious amounts of water

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e.g. use a garden hose

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Also use a rag to wipe their gums and remove as much toxin as possible/

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How long ago did it occur?

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What color is their gums? Pink or dark red?

Veterinarian101 :

If they do not get seizures within the first 30 to 60 minutes then they are likely to survive with no long term issues.

Veterinarian101 :

I see you have left the chat - probably to treat Cosmo so I will switch modes so we can continue to chat further if needed.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

have been trying to get as much water into him as possible. he seems disoriented . it occurred about 30 minutes ago his gums are red

The water is to flush out the mouth not to drink!! I would wipe his gums with a wet rag.Red gums indicate he has been affected. After 30 minutes it is reasonably likely that he will suvive.He will likely improve over the next 30 minutes.Please let me know if I can help any further.
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I'm just following up on our conversation about Cosmo. How is everything going?

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