Residents of Naples Gulf Access, and throughout SWFL, and especially their dogs, should be on alert for invasive cane toads. These stocky amphibians have no known predators, and have become quite the pest. Cane toads have dry, warty skin, and are native to the southern United States, Central America, and tropical South America. In the wet weather, a perfect breeding ground exists for these dangerous frogs to proliferate. The cane toad’s poison is especially toxic to dogs who could suffer convulsions to cardiac arrest if ingested. Should you suspect your dog has ingested the frog’s poison, please bring it to a veterinary hospital as soon as possible. Rinsing the pet’s mouth with a hose can alleviate some of the symptoms. Rinsing the dog’s mouth from the side may help prevent the dog swallowing the water, and potentially ingesting more poison lingering in the dog’s mouth. Hopstop® Cane Toad Spray is an aerosol spray that has been developed for humanely killing cane toads.
Posted on June 4, 2020 at 8:24 am by Jared Sugerman