My Cat Ate A Frog What Should I Do?

By Tom •  Updated: 11/20/22 •  3 min read
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My Cat Ate A Frog What Should I Do?

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Cats love to chase just about anything, including frogs! These critters are fun because they hop, jump, and flop around. What cat wouldn’t be attracted to chasing a frog? But what happens if a cat catches and eats a frog? Can a frog make a cat sick?

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Has your cat eaten a frog? Are you worried the frog will make your cat sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your cat eats something like this.

We’ve gathered information about frogs and whether they can make a cat sick. Let’s get started!

What are Frogs?

Frogs are tailless amphibians that are in the order Anura. These are carnivorous animals that come in a wide range of species. Frogs have been around for about 265 million years or more!

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Some frogs are aquatic, meaning they spend most of their lives in the water. Some frogs are semi-aquatic and live partly on land and in water. Most frogs lay their eggs in water. However, some frog species lay their eggs on land.

Adult frogs are carnivorous and eat insects, small mice, and other animals. Yet, cats are larger predators and are above frogs on the food chain. And sometimes, a  cat will eat a frog. But can a cat get sick from eating a frog?

Frogs & Cats

Fortunately, cats can safely eat most frogs. However, some cats may develop digestive issues after eating a frog.

The good news is that most frogs in North America are not toxic to cats. So, if your cat happens to eat a frog, you can monitor her symptoms. If she develops diarrhea and vomiting that last longer than 12 to 24 hours, it’s best to call the vet.

The vet has medication that can stop diarrhea and vomiting in cats. And if your cat is dehydrated, the vet may treat her with an IV with fluid.

Prevention is the Best Medicine

If your cat has a penchant for eating frogs, keeping her in the house is a good idea. You could also go out in the yard with your fur baby to make sure she doesn’t eat frogs.

Even though most frogs are not toxic, they can make a cat sick. If a cat is repeatedly sick from eating frogs, she can become worn down and not feel well.

Not letting your cat eat frogs will improve her health and you’ll both feel better for it!

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Tom

Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!
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