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Aplysia spp., more commonly known as sea hares or sea slugs are marine gastropods that pose a significant coastal hazard for pets in Australia. Sea hares have a soft rounded body with long upper head tentacles which are thought to resemble...

Did you know that household paint used to contain significant quantities of the toxic heavy metal lead? Lead, in various salt forms, was incorporated into paint for pigment and durability purposes. In Australia, progressive changes to legislation...

During summer months, the Animal Poisons Helpline is frequently contacted about dogs that have chewed on or ingested beached pufferfish. Pufferfish (also known as toadfish, blowfish or simply blowies) can be found in waters...

Throughout the summer months, the Animal Poisons Helpline is frequently phoned regarding dogs that have mouthed or ingested washed up bluebottles. Occasionally mass beachings of these creatures are reported to the Helpline...

Crassula ovata, more commonly known as the jade plant, lucky plant or money plant, is a popular succulent recognised by its unique coin-shaped leaves, clusters of small pink or white flowers and its association with bringing good fortune ...

The Animal Poisons Helpline is occasionally phoned about blue button (Porpita porpita) exposures. Blue buttons are small marine organisms with impressive bright blue tentacles and a symmetrical coin-like centre....

Family pets can be as curious as children when it comes to holiday decorations, foods, and visitors and it is no surprise that the Christmas period is one of the busiest times of the year for the Helpline. Please keep your pets safe over the...

Epipremnum aureum, more commonly known as Devil’s Ivy or Golden Pothos, is an evergreen vine that belongs to the Araceae family. Identified by its glossy, heart-shaped leaves variegated with white and yellow streaks...