Author: Animal Poisons Centre

With the cooler weather upon us, the Animal Poisons Helpline has noticed a seasonal change in the types of toxins that animals are being exposed to. A reminder to our pet owning followers to be mindful of winter hazards ...

The Animal Poisons Helpline is seeking donations for its winter appeal. The service helps over 10,000 poisoned animals per year and now requires your support to meet the demands of a hazardous winter. ...

We are pleased to welcome SERB Pharmaceuticals on board as an Animal Poisons Helpline supporter. Animal welfare is very important to the SERB Pharmaceuticals team, who are a dedicated ally to healthcare providers...

Pyrethroids are commonly found in domestic insecticide products such as insect and spider sprays, ant sands and mosquito coils. These insecticides may also be found in some flea and tick spot-on products for dogs. ...

With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, the Animal Poisons Helpline is anticipating an increase in calls regarding pets that have accessed bouquets and ingested flowering plants. Some flowering plants are considered highly toxic...

Over the past two months, the Animal Poisons Helpline has received over 50 calls regarding pets eating wild mushrooms. Most of these calls have come pet owners in Victoria and New South Wales. Whilst the ingestion of most mushroom species...

The Animal Poisons Helpline is often phoned regarding pets that have ingested topical pharmaceutical products. These may include creams, ointments, lotions, and foams. Whilst most of these exposures do not lead to significant harm...

The Animal Poisons Helpline is noticing an increase in the number of calls regarding pets eating wild mushrooms. This comes as no surprise given the seasonal growth characteristics of fungi and the recent rains throughout much of Australia....

After another busy year of providing a free poisons advice service to pet owners in Australia and New Zealand, we wanted to share the most common dog breeds that the Animal Poisons Helpline was contacted about in 2022....

Syagrus romanzoffiana (more commonly known as the queen palm or cocos palm) is an introduced palm that commonly grows in Queensland and New South Wales. The queen palm can grow up to 15 metres high and produces clusters of yellow or orange fruit. ...