Alerts

As we are now heading into cooler weather, many of you will be switching on gas heaters and fireplaces to keep warm. This winter, it’s important to be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide ...

The Animal Poisons Helpline has recently received several calls regarding dogs ingesting beached bluebottles. Otherwise known as man-of-war or blue bottle jellyfish...

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...

Ageratina adenophora, more commonly known as Crofton weed or Mexican devil, is a common poisonous pasture weed found primarily in coastal regions of NSW, southern QLD...

Please be cautious with your pets as Melia azedarach (also known as White Cedar, Chinaberry or Cape Lilac) berries are now ripe and falling from trees throughout Australia and New Zealand. ...

Over the past 24 hours, the Animal Poisons Helpline has received several reports of dogs eating beached bluebottles (Physalia physalis) in the Auckland area. If you are in Auckland...

The Animal Poisons Helpline has received an increase in the number of calls regarding pufferfish poisoning over the past week. As we are about to enter summer, we would like to...