I've got a Southern Toad that is having problems with its back legs. Found it in the yard lying on its back because it could not use its back legs to help it turn over. I've done what examination I can, with the following results: it does have feeling in its feet ... it can draw its legs up toward its body, but can't seem to get them positioned under its body such that it could hop or walk -- the legs are kind of splayed usually, but I can place the legs and feet up in the proper position and they go into this position normally without anything looking odd ... legs don't seem to be broken ... at the very lower end of the toad's belly, there is a light reddish discoloration but this does not seem to be spreading and I am thinking it might be a bruise (the toad might have been stepped on by one of the dogs). The toad is hungry and will eat, is easy to feed so long as what I give it is placed near enough for the toad's tongue to reach, because the toad can't hop or crawl normally to get around. Also, it makes little chirp noises at times when I am handling it, could these be due to pain? Other than feeding it and keeping an eye on it (made up a terrarium for it), the only "treatment" I have felt was safe to try was to soak its lower body for a while in warm water this evening. I thought that might be soothing if the problem is a bruise.
Any ideas appreciated.