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

  • There has been a voluntary recall of some Black Hawk dry dog food products which have been affected by mould. It has been reported that the mould is easily visible on the recalled biscuits. If your dog has been eating any of the affected product and is unwell, you should seek veterinary attention. ...

  • Onions contain compounds called disulfides and thiosulphates which can be toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. The severity can range from minor gastrointestinal effects to a potentially serious, life-threatening haemolytic anaemia. Poisoning has occurred from the ingestion of whole raw onions...

  • The top 5 reasons for calling the Australian Animal Poisons Centre during our first week of operation were fertilizers, pyrethroid insecticides, grapes, ant killers and chocolate! Don’t forget to add 1300 869 738 to your contacts so you can call us quickly in the event of an emergency ......

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