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As the weather slowly starts to warm up, some of us will be planning our next camping adventure. If bringing your furry friend along for the ride, a little planning can significantly reduce the risk of a holiday poisoning disaster....

As the weather slowly starts to warm up, some of us will be planning our next camping adventure. If bringing your furry friend along for the ride, a little planning can significantly reduce the risk of a holiday poisoning disaster....

Did you know that plants in the Kalanchoe genus (more commonly known as widow’s-thrill, mother-of-thousands, and mother-of-millions) can be toxic to pets that eat them? These are common houseplants...

We have just been notified today that there are a number of beached puffer fish at Bonbeach, Victoria, Australia. Pufferfish (also known as toadfish, blowfish or simply blowies) can be very attractive to pets....

You may have heard that xylitol can be lethal to dogs. Due to human health benefits, this popular sugar substitute is being found more commonly in: Chewing gum, Breath mints, Sweets ,Cough syrup, Oral hygiene products...

Sore throat lozenges are another seasonal pet poison that the Helpline is often contacted about throughout winter. Whilst most pets that ingest sore throat lozenges are unlikely to run into serious harm...

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...