How to help your pet when they encounter a cane toad
THERE have been a few close calls with cane toads lately, according to Goonellabah Veterinary Hospital.
They have shared some interesting information about your pets and cane toads.
In order for your pet to be poisoned by a toad, they have to actually pick it up in their mouth, bite it or lick it.
If your pet has come into contact with a cane toad the first obvious sign is frothing at the mouth.
If you suspect this is the case immediately flush out the poison with a garden hose.
Make sure the water does not run down their throat (and into their lungs) or into their nose.
Hold their head down and direct the water into the side of their mouth so the water runs gently out and cannot run back into the throat.
Alternatively, sponge out the gums using a very wet cloth that is rinsed regularly.
If your pet is vomiting, has diarrhoea, is showing signs of weakness, difficulty breathing, or is appearing confused and disoriented seek immediate advice from your veterinarian.