Author: Animal Poisons Centre

With a change of seasons around the corner, we would like to alert all pet owners that we have noticed an increased number of calls to the Animal Poisons Centre regarding wild mushroom ingestions.Dogs are more likely than cats to ingest mushrooms and they are...

Cannabis poisoning in pets is no laughing matter. We received a call from Bronson’s owner after he had managed to sneak off with and eat one marijuana cookie. It was indeed Bronson that stole the cookie from the cookie jar. Bronson looked very tired and...

Redback spiders (Latrodectus hasselti) tend to live in close association with people, but prefer dry, dark areas where they will not be disturbed. This means they are often found lurking in garden sheds and garages. The female redback spiders are most commonly recognised, having slender...

There are very very few businesses or individuals that have not been impacted in some way by COVID-19. Despite the widespread impacts of this pandemic, the services of the Animal Poisons Centre are still available around-the-clock for any poisoned patients that you may require assistance...

Stay inside we are told. Don’t leave the house. No sports to watch. Internet connections are slow. How will couples self-isolating pass the time…….The next generation of babies already have a name: “Coronials”. Some couples may feel that now is not the time to have...

Don't worry, we think this snake will be just fine. Venomous snakes are generally immune to their own venom. They slowly build up immunity over time from exposure to their own venom and that of the same species.Snake venom is a "toxin". Toxins are poisons...

As the 16th century physician and alchemist Paracelsus declared, “Sola dosis facit venenum” or only the dose makes a poison. This could never ring truer than a case of poisoning by something that all life depends on, water. Whilst water intoxication in dogs is uncommon,...

As you wait for your favourite local café to reopen on the other side of the COVID-19 shut down, what if you still crave smashed avocado on toast? As you race to the hot new alternative "The Kitchen" be careful not to share any with...