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  • With Christmas rapidly approaching and us humans indulging in a little festive frivolity, it can be a dangerous time for pets, with tempting but potentially poisonous treats adorning every surface. Curious pets, particularly dogs, may explore and eat gifts left under the tree, food in the kitchen or...

  • The Australian Animal Poisons Centre will be the only pet poison helpline in Australia. The service will provide poisoning management advice to pet owners and veterinarians for actual or suspected poisonings, and will be a free service for all Australian pet owners. The team at......

  • The Peace Lily, or Spathiphyllum sp, is a common indoor flowering plant in the Araceae family. If is often grown indoors or in heavily shaded areas due to its ability to thrive in low light conditions. Given its has a similar common name to the Lily, many cat owners are concerned........

  • Sodium fluoroacetate, commonly known as 1080, is a highly toxic pesticide that is used in certain areas in Australia to control introduced pest animals such as foxes, rabbits, cats, feral pigs and wild dogs. 1080 is a schedule 7 poison in Australia, which means you need to have a permit......

  • NSW police have issued warnings after chicken mince laced with what appears to be a green rat and mouse bait has been found in a busy Sydney park on Tuesday. The poisonous baits were maliciously laid at multiple locations throughout the park and are believed......

  • With the recent warm weather, snakes are coming out to play. Australia has the most venomous snakes in the world, and all snake-bites in Australia should be considered potentially life-threatening until proven otherwise. Snake bites can often be relatively painless and not leave...

  • Mushroom season is officially here and public health officials have recently issued warnings for the highly toxic mushroom Amanita Phalloides. Also know as the Deathcap, this mushroom can be highly toxic or even fatal to pets after small ingestions. Initial symptoms can include reduced appetite...