Unfortunately for our furry friends, it is peak toad season. Experts are urging pet owners to keep an eye on their beloved pets.

Increased toad numbers due to peak breeding season can spell bad news for our dogs and cats.

Our very own Dr Vanessa Grose sat down with the Redlands City Bulletin to discuss the issue.

She stated that said warm, wet weather made for ideal cane toad conditions. Unfortunately for pets, she added, toads pose a serious risk for curious dogs and cats who approached them.

“Especially after the rains we’ll see a surge in patients affected by toads,” she said.

“There’s some degree of curiosity (of pets towards toads) and dogs have also got that innate predatory response.”

Full article originally posted as ‘Peak toad season spells bad news for dogs’

Find the full story on the Redlands City Bulletin here

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