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Old 10-17-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
Wolfy-hound
Fire Belly Newt Info PLEASE

Hey, I have a friend at a vet school who is desperately seeking referanced information on the toxicity of fire belly newts when consumed or chewed by dogs.
She has looked in every book she can think of, and I said I'd ask the experts here.
So any ideas?
Wolfy
 
Old 10-17-2006, 08:03 PM   #2
The BoidSmith
I'm by no means an expert and use to handle them regularly and never had a problem (eyes). But of course I have never had my dog chew on them!

Regards.
 
Old 10-18-2006, 10:55 AM   #3
Red-Eye
Firebelly Newts

I've worked with them before with no problems either. I know Firebelly Toads have a bufotoxin that will keep predators away, maybe they were mixing the two up?

Red Eye
 
Old 10-18-2006, 11:57 AM   #4
Wolfy-hound
I'll let her know, but it is definately fire belly newts. A professor always brings this up, and no one can find referances.
Wolfy
 

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