Dog Poisons

Rodenticides are toxic to dogs Brodifacoum is a common long-acting (second generation) anticoagulant rodenticide available in Australia and New Zealand. It is used for rodent control in products such as Ratsak pellets and wax blocks, Talon pellets and wax blocks, Surefire blocks, The Big Cheese blocks,...

Did you know that Sago palms and other cycads are highly toxic to dogs? Many dog owners that have cycads growing in their garden are not aware until it is too late. The Animal Poisons Centre has recently been involved in the management of several...

Calls to the Animal Poisons Centre regarding dogs that have ingested rat-baits are very common. In the first quarter of 2020, brodifacoum (a long-acting highly potent anticoagulant rodenticide) was the most common poison that we were called about.Most domestic rat and mouse baits available in...

Whilst calls to the Animal Poisons Centre regarding toothpaste ingestion are not particularly common, it can potentially be a concern if large enough amounts are ingested. Most toothpastes contain some form of fluoride such as sodium fluoride or sodium monofluorophosphate. Whilst fluoride is great for...