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After two months of providing our free poisons advice service to pet owners we thought we would share with you the dog breeds who seem to get themselves into trouble the most: 1. Labrador Retrievers2. Staffordshire Bull Terrier3. Australian Kelpie4. Border Collie ...

We wanted to thank our growing audience for their support and interest in our service. Since launching on the 31st of December, we have been able to answer over a thousand calls through our 1300 TOX PET (1300 869 738) hotline.A special thanks goes out...

It is tempting when our much loved pets are injured to treat them at home with a pain killer, such as paracetamol. However, this can do more harm than good. Dogs and cats process (metabolise) many medications differently to people and this is especially true...

“Flowers don’t tell, they show.”Everyone wants to receive flowers on Valentine’s Day! However, Lilies are highly toxic to cats and can cause life-threatening illness or death. Ingesting any part of the plant, or even lapping up the water the flowers are steeped in, can cause...

Most people have probably heard about chocolate toxicity in dogs. Chocolate contains a compound called theobromine, a methylxanthine which dogs are not able to metabolise like us humans. In an ideal world, we do not recommend giving dogs ANY chocolate (unless it is dog friendly...

There has been a voluntary recall of some Black Hawk dry dog food products which have been affected by mould. It has been reported that the mould is easily visible on the recalled biscuits. If your dog has been eating any of the affected product...

Onions contain compounds called disulfides and thiosulphates which can be toxic to cats and dogs if ingested. The severity can range from minor gastrointestinal effects to a potentially serious, life-threatening haemolytic anaemia. Poisoning has occurred from the ingestion of whole raw onions...

The top 5 reasons for calling the Australian Animal Poisons Centre during our first week of operation were fertilizers, pyrethroid insecticides, grapes, ant killers and chocolate! Don’t forget to add 1300 869 738 to your contacts so you can call us quickly in the event...

If you suspect your dog has eaten any rat or mouse poison, you can call the Animal Poisons Centre for FREE advice on 1300 869 738 (from Australia) or 0800 869 738 (from New Zealand).The Australian Animal Poisons Centre receives many calls for help regarding...

Smoke contains a range of combustion products that can be toxic to your pets. Whilst the composition of smoke can vary significantly, inhaling enough of it can result in irritation of the airways, inflammation of lung tissue, reduced blood oxygen levels, coma, seizures and death.Severity...