Primary Location

116 Terrace Dr

Blue Grass, IA 52726 US



What is toxic to my pet?

Aspirins and other pain relievers common in most homes can be poisonous to pets.   Never give acetaminophen (Advil, Tylenol and the like) to a dog or cat.  The drug produces abdominal pain in dogs and affects the blood oxygen levels in cats, producing severe depression.  Never give your pet a dose of "ALEVE" (naproxen). Call the Blue Grass Veterinary Hospital immediately should your animal ingest medication or a toxic substance.

Many lawn and garden pesticides are neurologically poisonous to pets.   These may include insecticidal aerosols, dips and certain shampoo products.   Additionally, using a flea control product that is intended for dogs on a cat can result in poisoning.

Sugar free gum and candy also contains a product called "Xylitol" that is poisonous to your pets.

Coumarins (D-Con) are rat and mouse poisons that affect the blood's ability to clot.   Your pets can be affected in the same way, even if they eat a mouse that has been poisoned.   If your pet ingests these products, contact the Blue Grass Veterinary Hospital immediately.

Poison Control

The list below is a guide to common house and garden plants and foods that are toxic to most animals.

Toxic Foods:

  • Alcohol
  • Avocados (leaves, seeds,stem, fruit, skins) - birds, dogs and pocket pets
  • Caffeine
  • Castor Beans (Ricinus communis) seeds
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Garlic (Allium spp.) bulbs, bulbets, flowers, stems
  • Grapes
  • Macademia Nuts
  • Moldy food
  • Nutmeg
  • Onions (Allium spp.) bulbs, bulbets, flowers, stems
  • Onion powder
  • Raisins
  • Salt

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  • Aloe (Aloe spp.) sap
  • Almond (Malus spp.) kernel of pit
  • Amaryllis Bulb (Brunsvigia rosea) bulbs
  • Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) kernel of pit
  • Avocados (leaves, seeds,stem, fruit, skins) - birds, dogs and pocket pets
  • Azalea (Rhododendron spp.) leaves & honey from flower nectar
  • Bleeding Hearts
  • Buckeye (Aesculus spp.) nuts & twigs
  • Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) leaves
  • Cherry (Prunus spp.) (kernel in the pit)
  • Choke Cherry (Prunus spp.) (unripe berries & kernel in the pit)
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Crocus Bulbs (Colchicum spp.) entire plant
  • Daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) bulb
  • Daisy (Chrysanthemum spp.) sap
  • Dumbcane (Diffenbachia spp.) leaves
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  • Foxglove (purple) (Digitalis purpurea)
  • Garlic (Allium spp.)
  • Holly (Ilex spp.)
  • Hyacinth Bulbs
  • Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) flower bud
  • Iris (Iris spp.) rootstock
  • Japanese Pieris
  • Jimson Weed
  • Kalanchoe
  • Lilly of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) whole plant, including smoke from burning & water in which plants were placed
  • Marijuana  (Cannabis sativa) leaves & stems
  • Mistletoe (Phoradendron spp.)
  • Misletoe Berries
  • Morning Glory (Gloriosa spp.)  entire plant
  • Mushrooms, Posionous (Amanita spp.) entire fungus
  • Onion (Allium spp.) blubs, bulbets, flowers, stem
  • Poinsetta (Euphorbia pulcherrima) leaves & stems
  • Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron spp.)
  • Potato (Solanum spp.) (immature fruit)
  • Tomatoes (leaves and stems)
  • Tobacco Products
  • Trumpet Vine (Datura arborea) foliage & seeds
  • Tulip (Tulipa spp.) bulbs
  • Yew  (Taxus spp.) most parts of the plant, including seeds but not the red aril