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Chemical Ingestion

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Chemical Intoxication occurs when your frog ingests some sort of pesticide or chemical. Some types of soap have been known to poison frogs. Because of this you must take great care in what chemicals you use when you clean their habitat.

Frogs do not have a high tolerance to these types of substances and once exposure occurs there is often nothing that can be done. The best way to avoid this altogether is to protect your frog from exposure to these substances.

If you are housing multiple frogs together they are obviously all exposed to the same substances so take proactive action to protect the remaining frogs. Move the remaining frogs to a quarantine tank so that you can reduce the risk of exposure to the chemicals for them.

If you notice that your frog has in fact come into contact with a substance that it should not have you should immediately take it to the veterinarian. If you are quick enough your veterinarian may be able to give your frog medication which can alleviate the effects of the chemical.


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