Author: Animal Poisons Centre

The Animal Poisons Helpline is often phoned regarding pets (typically dogs) that have ingested oral contraceptives or birth control pills. These tablets may contain a combination of an oestrogen and progestogen...

If you have been following the Animal Poisons Helpline social media channels, you will know that there are some ‘human’ foods which you should simply not feed to your dog. Today we would like to take a look ...

As the weather slowly starts to warm up, some of us will be planning our next camping adventure. If bringing your furry friend along for the ride, a little planning can significantly reduce the risk of a holiday poisoning disaster....

As the weather slowly starts to warm up, some of us will be planning our next camping adventure. If bringing your furry friend along for the ride, a little planning can significantly reduce the risk of a holiday poisoning disaster....

Did you know that plants in the Kalanchoe genus (more commonly known as widow’s-thrill, mother-of-thousands, and mother-of-millions) can be toxic to pets that eat them? These are common houseplants...

We have just been notified today that there are a number of beached puffer fish at Bonbeach, Victoria, Australia. Pufferfish (also known as toadfish, blowfish or simply blowies) can be very attractive to pets....

You may have heard that xylitol can be lethal to dogs. Due to human health benefits, this popular sugar substitute is being found more commonly in: Chewing gum, Breath mints, Sweets ,Cough syrup, Oral hygiene products...

Sore throat lozenges are another seasonal pet poison that the Helpline is often contacted about throughout winter. Whilst most pets that ingest sore throat lozenges are unlikely to run into serious harm...