Author: Animal Poisons Centre

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 out...

“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...

Most people have probably heard about chocolate toxicity in dogs. Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine, a methylxanthine which dogs are not able to metabolise like us humans. In an ideal world, we do not recommend giving dogs ANY chocolate (unless it is dog friendly...

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...

Smoke contains a range of combustion products that can be toxic to your pets. Whilst the composition of smoke can vary significantly, inhaling enough of it can result in irritation of the airways, inflammation of lung tissue, reduced blood oxygen levels, coma, seizures and death.Severity...

We are pleased to announce that the Australian Animal Poisons Centre has opened it's phone lines. Our service can now be reached on 1300 TOX PET (1300 869 738). Don't forget to add our number to your contacts so that you can call us quickly...