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Stay inside we are told. Don’t leave the house. No sports to watch. Internet connections are slow. How will couples self-isolating pass the time…….The next generation of babies already have a name: “Coronials”. Some couples may feel that now is not the time to have...

Don't worry, we think this snake will be just fine. Venomous snakes are generally immune to their own venom. They slowly build up immunity over time from exposure to their own venom and that of the same species.Snake venom is a "toxin". Toxins are poisons...

As the 16th century physician and alchemist Paracelsus declared, “Sola dosis facit venenum” or only the dose makes a poison. This could never ring truer than a case of poisoning by something that all life depends on, water. Whilst water intoxication in dogs is uncommon,...

As you wait for your favourite local café to reopen on the other side of the COVID-19 shut down, what if you still crave smashed avocado on toast? As you race to the hot new alternative "The Kitchen" be careful not to share any with...

With many children now staying home from school, we are beginning to receive more calls about pets being exposed to children’s educational or sensory toys. The following are just some items that we have been called about over the last two weeks. In these stressful...

Toilet paper may have the headlines, but many families who are concerned about the spread of coronavirus have also introduced or increased their use of disinfectant products around the house. These may pose a risk to pets if they are not stored or used correctly....

Ever heard of a Queensland Nut? It's a Macadamia Nut! In other parts of the world, they are referred to as Queensland or Australian Nuts since these nut trees originate from Australia.Macadamia nuts are poisonous to dogs. Dogs will readily eat the plain nuts, salted...

The Australian Animal Poisons Centre is excited to announce our New Zealand launch. The Animal Poisons Centre will provide FREE advice to New Zealand pet owners, will conduct a risk assessment on your pet’s exposure and provide treatment recommendations ...

With the recent rains in the North of the country cane toads are on the move. If you live elsewhere in the country, don’t think the toads will not come to you. We know of many cane toads who have hitched their way South and...