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Have you ever looked closely at the label of your household disinfectants? You might notice that many of them contain the active constituent “benzalkonium chloride”. This is a cationic disinfecting surfactant...

Did you know that cats are more susceptible to certain poisons than dogs? Unfortunately, our feline companions are unable to effectively metabolise some substances. Their red blood cells are also very sensitive to ...

In 2021, approximately 10% of calls made to the Animal Poisons Helpline were regarding plant exposures. Whilst there are a large number of plants which can potentially be harmful to pets, most exposures tend to result in only...

A huge shout-out to Hill’s Pet Nutrition for their continued generous support of the Animal Poisons Helpline. Their platinum sponsorship helps keep the Animal Poisons Helpline FREE for pet owners. Hill's Pet Nutrition: Premium...

Have you ever looked closely at the label of your household disinfectants? You might notice that many of them contain the active constituent “benzalkonium chloride”. This is a cationic disinfecting surfactant...

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 is often contacted about pets that chew on or ingest leaves from Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the Fiddle-leaf fig. This is a common indoor house plant...