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MonkeyFrogMan28
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2009 15:20


i would euthanize a frog myself, i wouldnt take it to a vet and get charged $100 for a frog. I could replace it with that $100.

For me, I have a greater care for my dogs than my frogs. I love them all. The frogs would never come over my dogs.

I would take my dog to a vet to be euthanized because i couldn't do it my self.

Dogs are exspensive to get compared to a frog.

Its just me, but i feel closer to my dogs than any other animals in the world.


Big Hydro, if you've got the money to drop $100 on a single frog, go ahead. I just dont have that type of money.

Its just my opinion. I would like to know from people who HAVE dogs, what comes first, your dog or frog? And the same for cat owners, cat or frog?


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MonkeyFrogMan28
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2009 15:41


[/i]luvmycreatures: [i]feel that but not doing it because you think it's a waste to prevent an animals suffering is pretty lousy.

I dont know what your income is and i dont want to know, but with hard times in the economy, i cant afford it, nor would i ever do it when there are other ways to put a frog down that are pretty cheap. i never said i wouldnt put a frog out of its missery so dont call it lousy or myself lousy.

Honestly, its easy to say on a forum you would spend the money because no one knows your income and it sounds great to say you would spend the money, but when it comes down to it, i dont think the average person would spend $100 to put a frog down when they can replace the frog with that $100 and put them down themselves for less $.


Big Hydro: Would you spend it for a dog to be put down?

. I think dog owners agree with me. You feel a stronger connection with your dog than your frogs and the dog comes first. I love my frogs alot, but not as much as my dogs.
Plus Dogs are exspensive compared to a frog. So yes, i would pay a vet to euthanize my dog because, 1. I cant do it myself humanely, 2. i just couldnt do it myself, i would have to live with the image for the rest of my life. 3. i think its illegal to put your dog down yourself (not sure)

I know you deal with a lot of frogs so please tell me what frogs you broght to the vet to be euthanized? Any one?

It sounds great to say you would pay $100 dollars to euthanize a frog, but until your faced with it, 100% of people will do it themselves because of the cost.

By the way. i had to put my best friend down last july. my dog stinger was my best bud. i raised him strait out of the mom. I'm just saying this so no one get on my case and questions me about my own experinces.

i love him still and i paid to have him cremated, and paid for a nice memorial box with his picture and framed his collar. I had him when i was growing up in from elemantary to high school and he was the one i talked to about my troubles because he always listened. He was a great dog, if you cryed, he would run up to you and wag his tail and lean on you and even lick your tears. he was a great dog.
Frogs will never come up to you when your sad and lean on you and lick your face and show that they care for you. frogs only come to see you for food. I love my frogs too death, but my dogs were a part of the family.


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Angela Poleto
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2009 16:26


Take the frog to the vet and have a bacterial culture done. I had two frogs, Megophrys Nasutas that had a flesh eating bacteria. I pissed around thinking it was chytrid and this and that and the ones bones started to stick out! He had to be put down but antibiotics saved the other one and she is still alive today. As a matter of fact it has been about 6 months so I will soon get her a bigger cage and some friends now that it is safe. If you have to put it down, please don't freeze it.

P.S. I think my frogs love me. Every night when I come home, I yell in my bedroom "Here I am" and for some reason they start croaking!


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Angela Poleto
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2009 16:29


Oh ya, do you have other frogs? Be real careful. My vet said whatever that was is really contagious.


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Gracehoney
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2009 17:16


I do have other frogs, Angela. Thanks for that warning. Flesh-eating bacteria is certainly a possibility, but I can't imagine where he would have gotten it. And I do know I have CF in my collection, because my tomatoes all died of it, and Forrest Dump appears to have it. All others flourishing. Not overly happy, living in quarantine quarters, but alive and well.

Blossom ate six crickets last night. He did not cringe when I put his Baytril drop on him, nor brush at it, and he has finished an incomplete shed, too. I think he is feeling better. Blossom is the crippled toad.

The bull frog is not doing well. He will not voluntarily stir from his pond, and he is slumping, not sitting up alertly when the sky opens. I did not offer him any food.


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ScurvyGoat
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2009 19:01


I've paid close to $100 a few times to have hamsters put down. No, I do not have a lot of money, but I could no longer stand to see the poor things suffer. It's tough, but necessary. When my lil RETF was sick, I spent almost $200 trying to get him better, but he ended up dying a few days later.
Sure it means that my savings are crippled for awhile, but I feel much better knowing that my pets got the best treatment possible.

I wish you all the best for the Bullfrog. Hopefully he pulls though...


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Angela Poleto
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# Posted: 21 Feb 2009 00:59


Good Luck. It is a hard decision to put any animal down. Can chytrid eat away at the skin? Does anyone know. I know the frogs color will be very dull and constant shedding, but can it actually eat the skin. I had those frogs tested for chytrid in case but they came up clean.


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cherisse
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# Posted: 21 Feb 2009 01:24 · Edited by: cherisse


no, i would not pay $100 to euthanize a frog.

yes, i would pay $100+ to have my cat/dog euthanized in my home. i would not spend that much to take them to a vet and have them killed on a cold, metal table in an unfamiliar place.

frogs are my hobby, and my dogs are my pets. both get equal care and attention though.


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# Posted: 26 Feb 2009 23:04 · Edited by: Gracehoney


Bullfrog update:

I heard him croaking at me Tuesday night, for the first time. I think it was raining here. My friend with the pond says that his bullfrog is stirring around -- moving from his winter hole to over by the water pump.

So, my bullfrog is not getting any worse, and appears to perhaps be getting better. He eats voraciously, whenever I feed him, and he gets out of his pond to chase crickets. He has no skin growing over those bones, and probably never will have. I have not yet consulted a vet (yet), but I am wondering whether he could function quite well if the bones were amputated and the skin closed over the raw ends, either as a captive, or at my friend's pond.

I wouldn't spend the money to euthanize him, with the recommendations in this thread, but I would to trim his digits, if it meant he could live out his life in some degree of comfort. He's a nice frog. He no longer runs (hops) from me, and I don't think it's his feet. I think he knows I don't eat frogs.

Toad update:

Blossom is up to five crickets and three mealworms at a sitting now, and is no longer getting Baytril every day. His left rear leg looks like it might be filling back out a little bit with muscles, and he isn't carrying it in quite such a tender fashion any more, either.


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MonkeyFrogMan28
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# Posted: 26 Feb 2009 23:23


thats awesome to hear


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nphilly
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# Posted: 27 Feb 2009 00:53


yay! great news!


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# Posted: 27 Feb 2009 01:13


I don't think you can leave the exposed bones as is. Something will have to be done about them as they will be constant sources of infection where they protrude through the skin. If the bone tissue is dead it will eventually decay and the marrow channels will be open to the elements. What's left of the toes may be painful too.


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