Toxic toad could kill Fido, pet lovers warned

11:48 PM, Oct 8, 2012   |    comments
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Temple Terrace, Florida -- Fido has an enemy in the backyard thanks to all the rain we've seen here in the Bay area lately.

The giant toad is toxic to both dogs and cats, and more have been sighted due to the wet weather.

Temple Terrance pet owners are being warned to watch for these poisonous amphibians after a Jack Russell Terrier was recently killed after biting into one.

Small dogs are at the highest risk, but the giant toad can hurt large four-legged friends as well. They can cause massive brain damage.

If you think your dog may have had a run-in with one of these toads, you should see a vet immediately.

You and your children should avoid touching the toads, too.

To learn more about them, click here.

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