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Bloating occurs when fluid collects underneath the surface of the frog. Bacteria which has infected the skin cells prevents them from draining this fluid properly. Unfortunately this is a fairly common disease in pet frogs, particularly aquatic frogs.

As the condition progresses the frog will have difficulty performing everyday tasks such as swimming and eating. It may get bad enough that the frog will stand still for the majority of the day. If the condition is not treated early enough the stress level of the frog will rise and it is not uncommon that the frog will refuse to eat. A veterinarian can provide you with the proper medication and injectable antibiotics could be necessary.

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