Animal Helpline

Animals can get poisoned too!

The National Poisons Centre are not experts in animal poisonings.  If an animal has been poisoned, you should call the NZ Animal Poisons Helpline on 0800 869 738.

The Animal Poisons helpline is available to all New Zealand pet owners and subscribed veterinary clinics.

They can assess your pet’s exposure and provide a risk assessment, treatment recommendations and referral advice if necessary.  The service is free for all New Zealand pet owners between the hours of 11am and 10pm. 

If it is between 10pm and 11am, you should call your vet (a 24-hr service is available to all registered veterinary practices in NZ).


Here is some  information on animal poisonings:

Emergency Instructions

Pets get poisoned too!

Most common animal poisons