Author: Animal Poisons Centre

The Australian Animal Poisons Centre will be the only pet poison helpline in Australia. The service will provide poisoning management advice to pet owners and veterinarians for actual or suspected poisonings, and will be a free service for all Australian pet owners. The team at...

The Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum sp, is a common indoor flowering plant in the Araceae family. If is often grown indoors or in heavily shaded areas due to its ability to thrive in low light conditions. Given its has a similar common name to the...

Sodium fluoroacetate, commonly known as 1080, is a highly toxic pesticide that is used in certain areas in Australia to control introduced pest animals such as foxes, rabbits, cats, feral pigs and wild dogs. 1080 is a schedule 7 poison in Australia, which means you...

Coming 31st December 2019! When you call the Animal Poisons Centre, we may ask for the following information:- Your pet’s name and weight - Details about the poison(s) they have been exposed to such as the product name and the amount (try to have the bottle/packaging in...

With more and more Australians participating in Halloween, the Animal Poisons Centre warns pet owners about the following Halloween dangers. Glow sticksGlow sticks are popular during trick-or-treat and pets, especially cats find these glow sticks fun as well. They contain irritants such as Dibutyl phthalate,...

Snakes are starting to wake up from their long winter rest, and our pets are once again at risk. All snake bites or suspected snake bites in Australia should be treated as life-threatening. It is vital that you keep your pet calm and as still...

NSW police have issued warnings after chicken mince laced with what appears to be a green rat and mouse bait has been found in a busy Sydney park on Tuesday. The poisonous baits were maliciously laid at multiple locations throughout the park and are believed...