Author: Animal Poisons Centre

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...

There has been a voluntary recall of some Black Hawk dry dog food products which have been affected by mould. It has been reported that the mould is easily visible on the recalled biscuits. If your dog has been eating any of the affected product...

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...

If you suspect your dog has eaten any rat or mouse poison, you can call the Animal Poisons Centre for FREE advice on 1300 869 738 (from Australia) or 0800 869 738 (from New Zealand).The Australian Animal Poisons Centre receives many calls for help regarding...

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...

The Australian Animal Poisons Centre’s Facebook page has reached 20,000 Facebook followers and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to every single one of them! Our team continues to work very hard behind the scenes to ensure the launch of our free hotline for...

With Christmas rapidly approaching and us humans indulging in a little festive frivolity, it can be a dangerous time for pets, with tempting but potentially poisonous treats adorning every surface. Curious pets, particularly dogs, may explore and eat gifts left under the tree, food in...

petTOX is a database which has been custom developed for the Australian Animal Poisons Centre. Exclusive to petTOX, is its ability to provide real-time data mapping of poisoning cases. This unique feature will assist the Animal Poisons Centre track and monitor poisoning...