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Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) and other cycads can be lethally poisonous to dogs. We have posted about cycads previously, however as we continue to receive reports of dogs being poisoned...

Almost all plants that arise from bulbs or corms have the potential to be poisonous if ingested by your pet. These include daffodils, jonquils, tulips, hyacinths, iris, bluebells...

Oleander (Nerium oleander) is a common poisonous shrub that grows throughout Australia and the north island of New Zealand. It is often used as a landscaping plant ...

Daphne plants are currently flowering in many parts of the country. There are many species of Daphne with varying degrees of toxicity. They all contain toxic compounds...

Did you know that nicotine poisoning can be life-threatening for our pets? Calls to the Animal Poisons Helpline regarding pets that have ingested nicotine are common...

Did you know dogs are much more sensitive to the effects of marijuana than people? Dogs metabolise the psychoactive constituent, D9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)...

Is avocado truly toxic to animals? Let us set the record straight! Avocado or Persea americana contains a naturally occurring compound known as persin. ...

Chilly winter weather has many households lighting fires, and the Animal Poisons Helpline has started receiving calls about dogs ingesting firelighters and matches. ...

Did you know that vitamin D can be dangerous to pets if consumed in excessive quantities? Such exposures may occur when pets have access to containers of human vitamin D supplements...

Azaleas have just started flowering and whilst they may appear spectacular in full bloom, they are particularly toxic to most animals. Azaleas contain variable amounts of grayanotoxins...