AZ Monsoon Season = Toads. Protect your dogs!

Real Estate Agent with West USA Realty SA662657000

Monsoon in AZ can be dangerous for your dogs. I love the change of weather, but the monsoons attract toads to our yards in the evenings anywhere we have grass or water. Some of these toads are deadly to the dogs. One lick can be fatal from the toxic substance on the toads backs. Many dogs do not make in time to the vet. We were able to save our dog last year by flushing her mouth, face and head with water for an hour after she picked a toad up in her mouth. You will know if your furbaby got to a toad because one of the 1st signs is uncontrollable foaming at the mouth. Enjoy the storms, but protect your dogs!

Comments (2)

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Oh my goodness Angela Tauscher I totally forgot about the toad issue.  We haven't seen any toads in our yard for years but I sure will remind my husband to be on the watch. I sure wouldn't want our little Barney to get himself in trouble or worse.  Thanks so much for the reminder!  And Welcome to ActiveRain! It's great to see a Mesa gal in the bunch!!

Jul 29, 2017 09:00 AM
Angela Tauscher
West USA Realty - Chandler, AZ
West USA Realty

Thanks Anna.  We find that the toads tend to be attracted to yards with grass and at least for us come out at night if we have the sprinklers on or it has rained.  

We go out with the dogs at night if it has rained, but during that season we also do not water our grass at night.

Love seeing another local agent that also loves furbabies!


Jul 29, 2017 09:04 AM