Author: Animal Poisons Centre

With many children now staying home from school, we are beginning to receive more calls about pets being exposed to children’s educational or sensory toys. The following are just some items that we have been called about over the last two weeks. In these stressful...

March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month and on this occasion the Australian Animal Poisons Center have teamed up with the ASPCA (US) Animal Poison Control Center and VetEducation (veteducation.com.au) to bring you 5 webinars, which have been recorded over 4 days by renowned speakers from...

Toilet paper may have the headlines, but many families who are concerned about the spread of coronavirus have also introduced or increased their use of disinfectant products around the house. These may pose a risk to pets if they are not stored or used correctly....

Ever heard of a Queensland Nut? It's a Macadamia Nut! In other parts of the world, they are referred to as Queensland or Australian Nuts since these nut trees originate from Australia.Macadamia nuts are poisonous to dogs. Dogs will readily eat the plain nuts, salted...

The Australian Animal Poisons Centre is excited to announce our New Zealand launch. The Animal Poisons Centre will provide FREE advice to New Zealand pet owners, will conduct a risk assessment on your pet’s exposure and provide treatment recommendations ...

With the recent rains in the North of the country cane toads are on the move. If you live elsewhere in the country, don’t think the toads will not come to you. We know of many cane toads who have hitched their way South and...

After two months of providing our free poisons advice service to pet owners we thought we would share with you the dog breeds who seem to get themselves into trouble the most: 1. Labrador Retrievers2. Staffordshire Bull Terrier3. Australian Kelpie4. Border Collie ...

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...

It is tempting when our much loved pets are injured to treat them at home with a pain killer, such as paracetamol. However, this can do more harm than good. Dogs and cats process (metabolise) many medications differently to people and this is especially true...

“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...