No. Most experts lump toads and frogs together when it comes to this question, but toads secrete higher levels of toxins than frogs. Not all species are poisonous, but if your dog makes contact with the wrong species, the amphibians can be highly toxic, even deadly, if your dog doesn’t receive treatment quickly. If this happens, try to remove the toxin by flushing out your dog’s mouth so that the water runs away from the tongue and throat. Rub your dog’s gums with a clean rag to remove any frog or toad slime.
Make sure to use a clean part of the rag as you move around the gums to avoid spreading the slime. Then call your vet immediately.
Symptoms to Look For
- Eye and nose irritation
- Darkening of the gums and foaming in the mouth
- Weakness, seizures, or paralysis
- Fever, diarrhea, or vomiting
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