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We are pleased to welcome SERB Pharmaceuticals on board as an Animal Poisons Helpline supporter. Animal welfare is very important to the SERB Pharmaceuticals team, who are a dedicated ally to healthcare providers...

Pyrethroids are commonly found in domestic insecticide products such as insect and spider sprays, ant sands and mosquito coils. These insecticides may also be found in some flea and tick spot-on products for dogs. ...

With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, the Animal Poisons Helpline is anticipating an increase in calls regarding pets that have accessed bouquets and ingested flowering plants. Some flowering plants are considered highly toxic...

Over the past two months, the Animal Poisons Helpline has received over 50 calls regarding pets eating wild mushrooms. Most of these calls have come pet owners in Victoria and New South Wales. Whilst the ingestion of most mushroom species...

The Animal Poisons Helpline is often phoned regarding pets that have ingested topical pharmaceutical products. These may include creams, ointments, lotions, and foams. Whilst most of these exposures do not lead to significant harm...

The Animal Poisons Helpline is noticing an increase in the number of calls regarding pets eating wild mushrooms. This comes as no surprise given the seasonal growth characteristics of fungi and the recent rains throughout much of Australia....

After another busy year of providing a free poisons advice service to pet owners in Australia and New Zealand, we wanted to share the most common dog breeds that the Animal Poisons Helpline was contacted about in 2022....

Syagrus romanzoffiana (more commonly known as the queen palm or cocos palm) is an introduced palm that commonly grows in Queensland and New South Wales. The queen palm can grow up to 15 metres high and produces clusters of yellow or orange fruit. ...

Snakes are currently active across the country, and we would like to remind our followers that all snake bites in Australia should be regarded as life-threatening. If your pet is bitten, it is vital that you keep them calm and as still as possible. ...

With your support, the Animal Poisons Helpline xylitol database now contains over 750 products. This information helps our team rapidly determine the presence and quantity of xylitol in a large range of pharmaceuticals...