Stop Poisonous Bufo Toads from Poisoning Your Dog

| Modified on Aug 23, 2021

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jukie (Hanover Pk, IL) on 04/06/2020
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Benadryl
Posted by Eliz (Davie, Florida) on 05/21/2019
4 out of 5 stars

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.


Benadryl
Posted by Eliz (Davie, Florida) on 05/21/2019

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.


Towel Off, Apply Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jukie (Hanover Pk, IL) on 04/06/2020
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Killing Toads
Posted by J (Panama) on 09/16/2018

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.


Red Cedar Mulch
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/20/2018

Hey Joan,

I did a bit of research to see if cedar oil repelled toads and I could find nothing to support it. Cedar oil is known to repel insects. Let us know if you use it and if it works for toads please!


Red Cedar Mulch
Posted by Joan (Florida) on 08/15/2018

Would like to know what ingredient is in red cedar mulch that is supposed to deter Bufo frogs.


General Feedback
Posted by Kathy (Port Saint Lucie) on 07/28/2018

My yorkie also bit one. Luckily I knew to rinse his mouth with water and raced him to emergency vet! Have killed 8 so far, and my neighbors have killed 4. How can I get rid of them?


Killing Toads
Posted by Tim (Port Saint Lucie ) on 06/01/2018

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


Ted's Remedies
Posted by Chloe (Naples, Florida) on 05/31/2018

You need to look it up! FLORIDA IS INFESTED WITH THEM. Now that summer is here its even worse. There are warnings all over. The LOCAL news, vets office. I just saw one bringing my trash cans back in garage. I just took my little dog out to go potty & was near where I took her. I have a large man made pond in back of my place & hear them nightly. Mating season. They were planted in the cane feilds & now are classified as a nuisance. They multiply more then rabbits & nothing eats them. GREAT!!!! I'm 25 min from nearest vet too.


Vinegar
Posted by Thomas Fitzgerald (Naples F) on 05/16/2018

What is the name of the service? we live in naples


Muzzle
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/23/2018

Hey Barbara,

The company Canine Friendly makes a short snout dog muzzle - you might look it up online to see if that would suit.


Muzzle
Posted by Barbara (Estero ) on 04/22/2018

Bufo Toads and Muzzling:

My two dogs are ShihTzu's and have tried in the stores and muzzles won't stay on them because they have no noses and can just paw it off. Any suggestions for an alternative???? Also, have any of you tried the Pest Rid granules and spray around the yard, etc. with results, yay or nay????


Killing Toads
Posted by Dan (Hawaii: Big Island) on 03/25/2018

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!


Mothballs
Posted by Nancy (South Florida) on 02/24/2018
1 out of 5 stars

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


Activated Charcoal
Posted by Lynn (Estero, Fl) on 12/27/2017

Where do you find the charcoal pills

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


General Feedback
Posted by Jean Mazako (Port St Lucie) on 10/18/2017

Your lucky you baby survived. My Jack Russell was 21 pounds in about 15 minutes he was almost dead. I just got him to the Vet ER in time. He was convulsing already by the time I got him there. If it happens again don't wait get him to Vet ER immediately. The smaller the dog the bigger the risk of death. IF you think your dog is poisoned again take a wash cloth with water and pry open its mouth and wipe its gums. If you try to rince the toxin away it can wash down into the stomach and poison the animal anyway.


Killing Toads
Posted by Jeanie (W. Palm Beach, Fl) on 08/18/2017

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!!


Killing Toads
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/31/2017

Hey Judy,

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.


Killing Toads
Posted by Judy (Aruba) on 07/27/2017

I live in Aruba and we have the same problem here. My dog Bright likes to hunt and he had an encounter yesterday. Thank God we caught it in time, rinsed his mouth w a hose and got him to the vet for the anti venom. I found another toad today and tried to pour salt over it, as I was told this would kill it/ dry it up. Does any one know how long this takes, also if anyone has something that will get rid of them or deter them please share, it may be a matter of life or death.


Killing Toads
Posted by Heidi Knopp (Sunrise, Fl) on 07/23/2017

Line the base of your backyard fence with galvanized chicken wire go keep the toads out. I just did this today, and it seems to be working.


Salt
Posted by Linda (New Port Richey, Fl) on 06/24/2017

Of course, it is so much more humane to allow a dog or cat to cook internally from the effects of the poison. These toads, by the way, are an invasive species and are destroying the ecosystem in Florida. Which part of that is humane to everything that dies because these toads aren't even supposed to be here?


Vinegar
Posted by Laura (Naples) on 01/25/2017

Alisha, would you share the name of that service? I live in Lely and could really use it. Thanks so much! Laura


Baby Shampoo, Olive Oil, Vet
Posted by Kay Witt (Hawaii) on 01/08/2017

WARNING!

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


Killing Toads
Posted by Deb R (Naples, Fl) on 12/06/2016

We almost lost our Westie last week to a Cane Toad. There is a street light in our front yard, which I understand attracts them. I found Cane Toad droppings on our driveway a month ago. Not being from FL I had no idea about these toads. Next one I see is a dead one. I can't let my dog out the front door anymore. I wish the vets in FL would warn newcomers about these deadly toads.


Flushing Mouth with Water
Posted by Juno (Naples, Fl) on 11/29/2016

I almost lost our Westin to a Bufo Toad today. Being from the Midwest, I had no idea about these dangerous toads. She found it in our yard among some bushes at mid morning. She threw up, was staggering and disoriented. I ran in the house to leave for the vet and she fell in our pool. she was seizing and we almost lost her. She home now, the vet saved her and we think falling in the pool also bought us time as it removed venom from her paws and face and cooled down her body temperature. Now I'm scared to death to let her outside. I wish all vets in FL would educate people from the north about these killer toads. Thank you all for posting here. I don't feel so alone or like such a bad mom now.


Ted's Remedies
Posted by Barbara (North Miami Beach Florida ) on 10/12/2016

My dashound was bitten by a Bufo toad. I almost lost him, he started crying and my son went outside and picked him up and I saw him foaming at the mouth. I wash his mouth with lots of water and took him to a vet he was crying in my lap of pain along with me we got to the vet he had a convulsion they gave him ivy and thank God he pulled. Through 650$ it cost me my son found a toad later and killed it but I got salt and put it in the yard. I'm going to get mulch. I hate these toads


Vinegar
Posted by Alosha (Naples, Fl) on 10/01/2016

I live in Glen Eagle, in Naples off of Davis Blvd . I finally hired a gentleman to catch the toads. He caught 100 of them in two hours . He picks them up by hand, puts them in an empty 5 gallon paint bucket with lid, them takes them away and freezes them before disposal. He is licensed by the state. The next week he only caught 65 of them. I think he has helped keep the numbers down . He charged $60 per hour, worth every penny . The association has now hired him as well. I can tell you Lely resort and Lakewood has them as well.

make sure you wear a glove and don't touch your face.


Muzzle
Posted by Marcia (Juno Beach, Fl) on 09/06/2016

We recently moved to S Florida, but didn't know how dangerous and deadly these toads could be. My 16 year old Jack Russell grabbed a Bufo toad this morning. Shortly after, I saw him stumbling around. He had a history of seizures, but I knew this was different when he went into convulsions and his jaws locked.

I grabbed him up and headed for the nearest vet. Juno Vet Hospital is less than a mile away and when we burst in around 9 am, everyone there sprang into action administering anti-convulsants, some Valium, and oxygen. They continued to flush his system with IV fluids throughout the day. Around noon he was improving and was able to eat a full meal.

When they closed at 5 felt he was able to come home with me. He is resting and exhausted, but alive and his vision returned. The vets and staff at Juno Veterinary Hospital saved his life. And we had never even been there before. I rescued this little dog over 15 years ago, and the vets at Juno Veterinary Hospital rescued him again!


Flushing Mouth with Water
Posted by Laura (South Florida) on 09/01/2016
5 out of 5 stars

We have had several encounters between our dogs and bufos unfortunately. After several episodes, the vet told us to wash their mouth out with a hose by running the water through one side and out the other- not down their throat- for several minutes. Last time our small dog bit a toad and was frothing, we did this and she was fine. It has to be done immediately and it's the best thing to do before even heading to emergency.

We've tried to eliminate hiding spots for the toads around our dog yard but it's almost impossible to keep them out (and I don't want to try chemicals that could kill other animals). I accompany our dogs outside day and night watching for toads but this morning there was a massive bufo sitting in the middle of the dog yard that I couldn't see until I was on top of it. Luckily the dogs didn't find it first.


Baby Shampoo, Olive Oil, Vet
Posted by Noel (Hawaii) on 08/27/2016

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


Killing Toads
Posted by Scott (Ft Lauderdale) on 08/21/2016

My Wheaten was in the ER in May and almost died. Full system shut down. 8 days in ER, and $16,000 later, he pulled through. Last week, same exact mystery reaction.

Yesterday I noticed a large toad in my back yard. (Unfortunately, my neighbor put in a pond a few months ago and now we have toads (frogs) everywhere.) The dogs have free access in and out to the yard via dog door. When I went to remove the swampy area where the toad was living, I noticed 15 or so teeny babies all hopping around. I am 100% sure this is something my boy would eat.

I found this article because I need to kill the toads in my yard and prevent them. I have removed the wet areas as best as possible, but I need to assure they are all dying and not coming back.


Flushing Mouth with Water
Posted by Eileen D. (Central Coastal Sonora, Mexico) on 08/14/2016

Just now tried to stun and kill a bufo in my herb pot..it sprayed and got me from at least 3 ft..I experienced a bitter taste in my mouth..so brushed my teeth and flushed with herbs and washed face arms and legs.. I did manage to get the frog out of pot and over the garden wall..but..we have them all the time and my spoo will mouth them and I have done what you did, Deb. even down to the milk though in my case it's plain yogurt that always seems to make them better..immediately..They scare me to death..


Flushing Mouth with Water
Posted by Toni Crabtree (Hollywood, Florida) on 08/13/2016
5 out of 5 stars

BEWARE of Deadly Bufo Marinus Toads!

Several years ago, my large black Lab ended up with a burning mouth from a large Bufo Marinus Toad in Florida. I immediately grabbed the hose and sprayed his mouth for three to five minutes, then rushed him to emergency. The vet said had I not done that...the dog would have died from the toads poison in the bumps on his back and head. Beware!

Killing Toads
Posted by Mary (Pacific Heights) on 08/12/2016

Hi, Laurie,

Deb told me yesterday that your beautiful Sage had kissed a bufo. We are so sorry for you, and regret that we didn't get a chance to help. The breeder of our first Westie (in Haiku Plantation) warned us when we picked up our puppy that toads are poisonous and that they had lost a dog following contact. You know how game Westies are! When Nancy was a couple of years old she latched onto a bufo and began frothing. We immediately washed out her mouth with a hose, and she suffered no ill effects. Her daughter also experienced the venom. Immediate recognition, and immediate washing. Another bullet dodged. On the other hand, a friend had a dog that would actively seek out and kiss a bufo, writhe ecstatically on the ground, race in circles, then repeat. Apparently the fairy tale about kissing a frog that turns into a prince has factual/hallucinogenic underpinnings! You and Sage are in our thoughts, Laurie. Fingers crossed...


Muzzle
Posted by Laurie (Kapolei, Hi) on 08/11/2016

I have a Westie who is very willful. I can't imagine her tolerating a cage muzzle, but it may be a solution.


Killing Toads
Posted by Laurie (Kapolei, Hi) on 08/11/2016

I keep hearing that yards should be treated with citric acid to kill toads, but I couldn't find it in any stores here. I should've ordered it online a long time ago. Tonight my Westie was poisoned by a toad. She is at this moment near death in the hospital. We don't know if she'll make it. She's my baby.


Mothballs
Posted by Katyvan (Wpb) on 07/31/2016
0 out of 5 stars

We Lost 4 Cats In One Week by Mothball Poisoning

http://pictures-of-cats.org/we-lost-4-cats-in-one-week-by-mothball-poisoning.html

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?

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/mothballs-in-gardens.htm

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

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi254

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.


Mothballs
Posted by Charley (Thonotosassa, Fl) on 07/12/2016
0 out of 5 stars

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.


Vinegar
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney) on 07/11/2016

Sorry your dog is sick. Don't you mean cane toad? If this was my dog, I would call the vet and I would give vit c and charcoal tabs. I can't give you dosages as I don't know size of your dog. Wish you luck

P.S. Just an after thought, Chris. Put your dog on forever vit c, it won't hurt him and will definitely help him if it ever happens again.


Vinegar
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney) on 07/11/2016

Sorry your dog is sick. Don't you mean cane toad? If this was my dog, I would call the vet and I would give vit c and charcoal tabs. I can't give you dosages as I don't know size of your dog. Wish you luck


Vinegar
Posted by Chris (Qld, Australia ) on 07/11/2016

I can't say if the toads were exported from Australia as you're claiming, but I can tell you that they're not native here. They were introduced in the 1930's to attack cane borer beetles and are a despised plague in this country.

We certainly wouldn't export a problem like this. It's more likely that similar misguided fools to the ones who introduced them to Australia have taken them to Hawaii and Florida.

May those people rot in hell for their impetuousness and shortsightedness!

These horrible creatures are destroying our beautiful country.

It's not uncommon for me to go out onto the porch and see hundreds of these things just outside the door...on 10 acres we have literally thousands of them.

My dog is sick tonight from chewing on a dried corpse of one he found in the garden.

I pray he makes it through the night.


Cleaning Products
Posted by Joey (Sarasota) on 06/14/2016

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.


Muzzle
Posted by Elliott (Wellington, Fl) on 05/18/2016

Jess... that is an awesome and elegantly simple solution. We have 3 rescue dogs and one has a part time job in the evenings: catching Bufo toads! I will order a 'cage' muzzle so that I can continue to let her out into the back yard at night! Thanks!!


Put Extra Water Container Far From Dogs
Posted by Elliott (Wellington, Fl) on 05/18/2016

Lisa,

You are absolutely correct about using a washcloth to wipe the dogs mouth out. It may be somewhat difficult to open the dog's jaws wide enough to do this, but persist. It is fine to use a hose (not 'high' pressure water flow). The hose should be moved 'side to side' and not up and down. We don't want to wash the toxin down toward the dog's throat. Try to point the dog's snout somewhat downward while using the hose. This directs the water to just come out and drip to the ground (instead of being swallowed with the toxin). The wet washcloth is what the emergency vet recommended... just take a wet cloth and wipe the inside of the dogs mouth (cheeks, roof of mouth and tongue). Rinse out the cloth frequently. You need to do a thorough job and spend the time necessary to do this right... say 5-10 minutes maybe?? Then, watch the dog to see if gums are bright red and hot to touch, if still foaming and salivating profusely, pacing, etc. Don't take chances if the dog still seems distressed. You may not have a lot of time to get dog to vet in that case. Charcoal capsules may be helpful if the dog has actually ingested the toxin. I ALSO LOVE THE IDEA OF THE CAGE MUZZLE WHEN LEAVING DOG OUTSIDE!


Put Extra Water Container Far From Dogs
Posted by Lisa (South Florida) on 04/30/2016

I was just reading all of these comments, desperate to find a way to keep these toads out of my yard, or at least a way to protect my dog. I really like the idea of the muzzle at night. As soon as this season started, one big fat toad declared our backyard as his new home. One thing you should never do if your dog has come in contact with one of these nasty creatures is to have them drink water. If you do this, you are driving the toxin further into their system. Take a rag or washcloth, or hand if you have nothing else, and rinse the toxin off the tongue, upper mouth, and sides of the mouth. You don't want it to get any farther in. I hope all our babies stay safe this season!


Muzzle
Posted by Rosalia (Virginia) on 04/27/2016

That is the most awesome and logical thing I ever heard, thank you, that's exactly what I'll do!!!!


Activated Charcoal
Posted by Melinda (North Carolina) on 04/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Bufo Toad Poisoning:

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.

Baby Shampoo, Olive Oil, Vet
Posted by Elaine (Florida) on 01/12/2016
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

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

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/mothballs/


Baby Shampoo, Olive Oil, Vet
Posted by Coni (Naples) on 11/19/2015

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


Baby Shampoo, Olive Oil, Vet
Posted by Shaya (Florida) on 11/11/2015

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):)


Beware of Excretions in Grass
Posted by Mary (Chicago, Illinois) on 11/03/2015
0 out of 5 stars

Warning

WARNING!

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
Posted by Katyvan (Wpb) on 10/12/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Killing Toads
Posted by Melissa (Miami, Fl) on 09/30/2015

Hi all. We've always lived in Miami, but recently moved futher south to Cutler Bay, FL. We have a fairly large yard and after being here 4 months we had our first toad appearance 2 weeks ago. We have 3 huskies and they are have MAJOR prey drive. My oldest almost caught it, but I yanked her back and my friend got the other 2 inside with treats. Tonight we had another incident and I was able to stop them from getting to the toad (I was right next to them with a flashlight). Now my dogs are banned from their yard :(

When we first moved I had a feeling there would be more toads down south. I googled and found PestRid. I used the spray and granules within the first month of being here. It supposedly only lasts about a month, but since we hadn't seen any I didn't re-apply. I'm about to purchase it again, but wanted to know if anybody had any reviews on it?

First to catch this toad or (toads) before applying since they are clearly in our yard. This dogs are my KIDS. I would die if something happened to them :(

Flushing Mouth with Water
Posted by Deb (Hobe Sound, Fl) on 05/17/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Tonight, my American Bulldog came into contact with one of these frogs. She immediately began frothing at the mouth excessively. My husband and I put her in the bath tub, pulled down the removable shower head and began rinsing the outside of her muscle, then running water into her mouth, trying not to let the water be swallowed. After we no longer so the frothing, we gave her a few cups of milk. We have read NOT to give her milk, however; this happened once before and the milk seemed to help. Thank God, after we washed the outside of her mouth and muzzle as well as the inside of her mouth, she drank the milk. Within about ten minutes of her drinking the milk, she got her toy and wanted to play, wagging her tail. There was no strange behavior from her. We are so thankful that she seems to be fine. For those that have experienced this, it is extremely scary, time is of the essence. I will try the moth balls outside, but from now on, when I take her outside in our back yard, she will be on a leash and I will have a flashlight so I can see the frog before she attacks it. I hope this helps. Thanks to everyone else for your helpful comments.

Vinegar
Posted by Mo ( Weston Florida) on 05/14/2015

This is horrible and extremely dangerous advice.


Snake Deterrent
Posted by Blondie (Boynton Beach, Florida ) on 04/27/2015
5 out of 5 stars

To deter bufo toads around the house and patio we've used a product called "snake a way", sold at Walmart and a similar product is sold at Home Depot with moth crystals. It doesn't keep all of them away but has deterred many. We live on a lake and have found them in the front yard, but have kept them out of the back.


Vinegar
Posted by David (Naples, Fl.) on 04/17/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My dog was sprayed by a Bufo Toad, had to rush her to a vet and they saved her. I called the pest control and they told me to spread some Sea Salt all over the yard, and I did. When I did that, 3 toads ran for the canal, so yes that stuff really worked.


General Feedback
Posted by Cnf (Wilton Manors, Florida) on 02/24/2015

Bufo toads are also out in the mornings so please make sure your animal is closely watched. My 15 pound dog is alive thanks to the quick action of the emergency vet hospital.


Flushing Mouth With Water
Posted by Miz Rose (Miami, Florida) on 09/18/2014
5 out of 5 stars

My niece came crying and holding her cat. She was not from Florida and did not know about bufo/cane toads. The cat was seizing and dying! This was the first time I had seen the poison effects personally. I immediately grabbed an area rug and tightly rolled up the cat, leaving her head out so I could control her. Luckily there was a decent sprayer head with good pressure on the end of the hose. I very aggressively washed her mouth out nearly drowning her but I knew I had to remove the poison. It was all one instinctive act. It worked.


Put Extra Water Container Far From Dogs
Posted by Jean (Port St Lucie, Fl) on 06/10/2014

This weekend my male jack Russell got ahold of a bufo toad. We almost lost him. We did all the right things and got him to the vet in time. He was a overnight guest at the vets, but he is fine now. The vet told us, if you leave a bowl of water outside and the frog lays in it and then disappears and the dog comes up behind it and takes a drink, the dog can still be poisoned.



NEXT 
1 2 3