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BPO Training Forum => Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience => : MarleyPyr July 29, 2008, 05:40:26 PM

: My puppy is eating frogs I think!!!
: MarleyPyr July 29, 2008, 05:40:26 PM
Can eating mini frogs harm a dog? While I am not fond of this little habit she has I am more concerned about health effects? I try and correct her when I catch her and have tried to get her to drop it...not my luck.
anyone else have this problem??
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: Berner_Mom July 29, 2008, 05:55:30 PM
Sorry, I have no idea what the health effects would be from a dog eating mini-frogs....but had to reply to say "Ewwwwwwww!" 

Also, love the photo of your Pyr & Berner pup- too cute! They are beautiful.

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: AltDeutsche July 30, 2008, 03:48:30 AM
Frogs here are on the endangered list so they try to save them. Lucky me they don't get near my house.
I think it depends on what kind of frogs they are. And seeing as you are just complaining about her eating them and no side effects that they are probably harmless... just icky to watch.  :o
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: 2Criminals July 30, 2008, 05:14:26 AM
Smoe frogs and toads have toxins in their skin/glands so you may want to watch out. However, if she's been eating them with no symptoms for awhile you may be okay.

Modified to say smoe=some ;D
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: Rajas Mom July 30, 2008, 07:35:24 PM
Ugh.  Been there done, that, and no harm done.  This is the first summer at my house that I've pretty much been frog/toad free. 

I live towards the end of a cul-de-sac.  Prior to my moving in what was once forest (and I assume swamp) was turned into an apartment complex.  This wrecked havoc on our ego-system, and for the past three years I could not step a foot in my yard in the spring/summer without killing at least 3-4 baby toads/frogs.  Bo had a field day!  It was gross, but no harm came of it, for us at least.
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: KiraNGunnersmom July 30, 2008, 09:40:40 PM
Gunner eats bugs, green tree frogs and as of today a lizard!!  So far we havent seen any tummy upset from it.  I try to stop him as soon as I catch him but the "drop-it" command makes him chew and swallow even faster.
This dog is all boy(ok, and dog too)!!  Kira just chases and mutilates things with fur,  she doesnt eat them.  She will follow and watch the frogs and lizards and maybe paw at them but she doesnt put her mouth on them at all.
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: lookingfornewf July 30, 2008, 11:14:28 PM
he just gets a rank foul gas that we call mouse farts.

That is too funny Stella. I used to keep a doggy door in for my cat and Jack Russel, they liked to bring mice and baby birds in and let them loose to play with in the house.
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: kathryn July 31, 2008, 10:47:01 AM
Something I can commiserate with.  Kaila has been eating toads for the past week or so.  She keeps coming in with a foamy mouth.  Toads produce a toxin that makes them taste bad but apparently not too bad for Miss Kaila.  She keeps doing it.  So far they haven't hurt her other than the foamy mouth and she will only go after them at the last outing for her potty run before bed.  I guess because I can't see them to stop her.