Save Your Frog From Fungal Disease

Let's talk about how to save your frog from fungal disease.

In some areas there are decreasing numbers of frog populations. One culprit that could be causing this is actually a fungal disease. If you have a pet frog, that doesn't mean they are safe from fungal diseases. This article will inform frog owners about fungal diseases and how to protect their pet.

Chytridiomycosis is a disease that is caused by a fungus. This infectious disease is very serious and is thought to be want kills a lot of frogs in nature and can infect pet frogs as well. The fungus that causes chytridiomycosis is related to water mold and can survive is many environments. If you although your pet frog's water to get dirty, bacteria and fungus can form and infect your pet.

Keeping your pet's home clean is the best way to prevent fungal disease and many other health issues that can turn deadly. If you care about your pet frog and want it to live, give it clean water frequently.

Chytridiomycosis specially affects a frog's skin and one symptom to look out for is excessive skin shedding or sloughing. If your frog begins to act different, stops eating, and has an abnormal hind leg posture it could have the fungal disease. Abnormally pale skin and lethargy are other symptoms.

If your frog appears to have a fungal disease immediately clean their tank and give them fresh water. Also, call a veterinarian. A vet can examine your pet, make the right diagnosis and give you a prescription. An antifungal medication will be prescribed. These medications come in different forms and additional treatments may also be used since a fungal disease can be life threatening.

Follow your vet's instructions and never be afraid to call your vet with any questions. It's hard to tell when a pet is ill and it's better to be safe than sorry.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.