TAMPA, Fla (News Channel 8)- Bay Area veterinarians are warning pet owners that the recent wet weather is causing problems from bufo toads, a big species that in some cases can grow as big as a pie plate.
Dr. Daniel Diaco knows just how toxic they can be.
It was just a few weeks back, on Labor Day, when his sister-in-law came up to him in a panic. Her five pound Yorkie named Alex had thrown up and had no heartbeat.
"I immediately put the dog on the ground and start doing doggie CPR," Dr. Diaco said.
After 30 seconds of chest compressions, Alex's heart started beating again. But the Diacos, who grew up in Florida, knew they immediately had to get to a vet.