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    My dog got toad posioning last night. I was sleeping when my dad came in and woke me up, he said my dog was acting weird, and wobbling alot. I went outside, got her to drink water. She just kept wobbling, I didn't know what was wrong. So I quickly rang up the vet, I'm so grateful they do after hour calls. I was at the vet, he was checknig her over, then my dad rang the vet up and said, he found a huge toad in the yard, with the alot of poison seeping from it's skin. So the vet sedated her, and she is now still lying next to me at the computer after ten hours. She occasionally wakes up looks around then goes back to sleep. I'm so lucky dad had the enery to hang the clothes out at 12 o clock at night, otherwise I could have woken up to find my little kelpie dead. Today, I'm going to toadproof the yard with chicken wire, tonight, Im gonna hunt em.
    Ask a Border Collie to jump and it'd say, "how high?", ask a Kelpie and he'll ask, "why?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingoofus View Post
    My dog got toad posioning last night. I was sleeping when my dad came in and woke me up, he said my dog was acting weird, and wobbling alot. I went outside, got her to drink water. She just kept wobbling, I didn't know what was wrong. So I quickly rang up the vet, I'm so grateful they do after hour calls. I was at the vet, he was checknig her over, then my dad rang the vet up and said, he found a huge toad in the yard, with the alot of poison seeping from it's skin. So the vet sedated her, and she is now still lying next to me at the computer after ten hours. She occasionally wakes up looks around then goes back to sleep. I'm so lucky dad had the enery to hang the clothes out at 12 o clock at night, otherwise I could have woken up to find my little kelpie dead. Today, I'm going to toadproof the yard with chicken wire, tonight, Im gonna hunt em.


    OMG!!! How terrible. How is she now?

    The problem is we can't be a wake 24/7! We have creates now and we are create training so hopefully I can lock them both up at night and they will be safe.
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    Good on ya for toad proofin ya yard Dingoofus, thats the best way to keep them out... and not to hard, i'd suggest using shade cloth instead of chicken wire thou, this is what our toad buster group up here in the NT recommends, as they can climb.
    Just one other thing, never give ya dog a drink if they have had a toad in there mouth, as this will wash the venom down, put the hose in from the side of the mouth.
    Hope all is well

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    Years ago living in Qld as a kid we regularly had dogs catch toads, and I have many memories of hosing out their mouths for long amounts of time to wash out the froth and poison. I also have many memories of my dad and uncle out on the lawn with golf clubs playing toad golf!

    I certainly don't miss them and hope they never make it here - good luck to everyone dealing with them, and glad to hear your girl is okay Dingoofus.

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    Roxy seems okay now. 8) she is just really drowsy, although she is now responding to familiar sounds, like trying to hop up when she hears my car start, and looking when she hears my voice.
    Ask a Border Collie to jump and it'd say, "how high?", ask a Kelpie and he'll ask, "why?"

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    I"ve heard putting lime powder on the lawn at dusk works, apparently it irritates their skin & they bugger off. I have not tried this myself though.

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    Chicken wire will not keep them out. Like spiders, they can fit through ridiculously small holes, and the smaller ones will just get through anyway. As anomad suggested, shade cloth is a much better solution. I will have to say, however, that they are poor climbers. They absolutely can not climb as a frog can (they have completely different foot structures), and their arms are not built to pull their weight.

    Human_bean, toads have been found at the WA border. I doubt it will take them too long to get to the other side of WA either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    Human_bean, toads have been found at the WA border. I doubt it will take them too long to get to the other side of WA either.
    I know and I dread the day they do reach us here along the coastal side of WA.....

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