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    Defaulthow toxic are toads?

    I know toads excretes poision but how toxic is it to an adult lab? Does it depand(sp ) on the toads size? If they eat one do you make them throw up or just wait it out?

    I'm asking because tank tries to catch,kill and eat anything that is small and moves. Today on our walk he tried to catch a toad. He also tried to a few weeks ago when I was working in the garden. Thank god for leave it!
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    In Arizona, our toads, Colorado river toads, can be fatal to dogs. They excrete a neurotoxin that causes extreme temperature elevations, heart arrhythmias, seizures and collapse. Our toads are BAD.

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    I think toads just taste bad, at least ours here in the midwest. Has Tank actually eaten one or just molested it?

    The only critter I know that relishes eating a toad is the Hognose snake, it is their preferred food. I remember living in an apartment complex and having a Hognose as a "pet". I would go from outdoor light to outdoor light (at each door) and snatch up the toads that were looking for a meal. Glad no one called me on stalking "things" outside their apartment!


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    He has not ate one,yet that I know of. It won't surprise me.if.he does one day.
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    I think it depends on the toad first, then the size of the dog. My old girl was a big one and she got a few toads. I rinsed her mouth with the hose and I would constantly get them out of my yard and do whatever I could to keep them away. They always made her feel awful but she kept trying to eat them! It grossed me out.

    I would research the type of toads you have in your city first.

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