Animal
Poisons Helpline

Australia | 1300 TOX PET

New Zealand | 0800 TOX PET

A FREE Poisons Information Helpline For Australian Pet Owners

Free helpline open 9AM-5PM AEST 7 days a week*

*After hours consultations with an on-call Poisons Information Consultant are available for $85 AUD.

Consultation fees apply for NZ callers.

Animal
Poisons Helpline

1300 TOX PET (AU)

0800 TOX PET (NZ)

A FREE Poisons Information Helpline For Pet Owners

Free helpline open 9AM-5PM AEDT 7 Days a Week*

*After hours consultation with an on-call Poisons Information Consultant is available for $85 AUD

Stay Up-To-Date

Poisons

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

Support Us

As a non-profit charity organisation, we rely heavily upon the generosity of pet owners that use the service. Please support us so that we can continue to help poisoned animals.

Pet 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

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Our Mission

The Australian Animal Poisons Helpline is a non-profit charitable organisation that provides rapid, up-to-date and evidence-based poisoning advice to pet owners.

 

The service is FREE for all pet owners in Australia and aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality that is associated with animal poisonings.

Rat & Mouse Baits

Glyphosate

Fertiliser

The Animal Poisons Helpline 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

  • Our homes contain a number of everyday items that can be dangerous to companion animals. Every year, the Animal Poisons Helpline provides free poisoning advice to over 10,000 pet owners. Poisoning can occur following exposure to a variety of products such as human food,...

  • With the start of cold and flu season, the Animal Poisons Helpline has seen an increase in the number of calls about pets ingesting cold and flu medications. Companion animals can be very sensitive to decongestant preparations which are medications that help relieve blocked noses....

  • Sodium fluoroacetate, commonly known as 1080, is a highly toxic pesticide that was introduced to Australia in 1952 to control rabbits. 1080 is currently used to control a range of animal species such as foxes, wild dogs and feral pigs across Australia and New Zealand....