Beware of Bufo Toads!

Beware of Bufo Toads!

Poisonous toads, called Bufo toads, can be found throughout Martin and St Lucie Counties, as well as Palm Beach County, and are a deadly threat to pets.

From the Pet Poison Helpline.

Common signs to watch for:

  • Severe, immediate drooling – within seconds
  • Brick red mucous membranes
  • Hyperthermia
  • Vomiting yellow fluid – within minutes
  • Pasty diarrhea – within minutes

Neurological signs – dilated pupils, ataxia, vocalization, seizures, collapse, death

If you suspect your pet mouthed, licked or ingested a toad, rinse the mouth out immediately and call your veterinarian or a Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680 for immediate life-saving advice.

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