FAQS - Amphibians

My cat has brought in a toad/frog, but it doesn’t seem to be injured

Please bring the amphibian in to your local wildlife rescue. Cats can cause tiny scratches and pucnture wounds that you may not be able to see, they also carry a nasty bacteria in their mouths which means the amphibian will likely need antibiotics.

My cat has brought in a toad/frog, and it is bleeding

Unfortunately cats do carry some nasty bacteria in their mouths so it’s possible the bites may become infected.  Please bring the amphibian to your local rescue centre so the wounds can be treated.

I have found a toad/frog caught up in pond netting

Please gently release the amphibian from the pond netting.  Unfortunately to minimise possible injuries to it you may need to cut the netting. Wearing gloves please put the amphibian in a box or plastic tub and take it to your local wildlife rescue to be checked for constriction wounds.

For expert advice visit the Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group website:

www.surrey-arg.org.uk