An Australian specialist service for poisoned animals

FREE for pet owners



An Australian specialist service for poisoned animals.

FREE for pet owners.

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From medication and cleaning products, to plants and human food, animal poisons come in a range of shapes and sizes. Take a look at our full list of common poisons

For Owners

We provide a FREE service for pet owners. If you suspect your pet has been poisoned, please contact us immediately for specialist advice or take your pet to a veterinarian

For Vets

We provide rapid, evidence-based management advice for poisoned animals. Membership comes with many other benefits. Contact us today for more information

Our Process


A poisons specialist receives your call and collects relevant details


The poisoning is assessed and tailored treatment advice is provided


Consultation and follow-up with your veterinarian is performed as required

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The Animal Poisons Centre receives calls about all types of poisons. From medications and cleaning products, to plants and human food. Whilst many exposures result in little or no toxicity, there are some poisons that can be highly toxic in small amounts

Latest News

  • We wanted to thank our growing audience for their support and interest in our service. Since launching on the 31st of December, we have been able to answer over a thousand calls through our 1300 TOX PET (1300 869 738) hotline. A special thanks goes......

  • It is tempting when our much loved pets are injured to treat them at home with a pain killer, such as paracetamol. However, this can do more harm than good. Dogs and cats process (metabolise) many medications differently to people and this is especially true......

  • “Flowers don’t tell, they show.”Everyone wants to receive flowers on Valentine’s Day! However, Lilies are highly toxic to cats and can cause life-threatening illness or death. Ingesting any part of the plant, or even lapping up the water the flowers are steeped in, can cause......

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