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Old 08-16-2015, 12:30 AM   #1
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Xylitol, artificial sweetener highly toxic to dogs

Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs | VCA Animal Hospitals

This product is used in a lot of sugar-free candy and especially chewing gum.

A member of my FB doxie group page had to rush her pup to the ER vet after he got into her purse and chewed up a small packet of sugar-free gum. She came close to losing him, and he survived only because she caught him "in the act" and rushed him to ER.

" Even small amounts of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death in dogs."

Always check any human "treat" you might be tempted to share with your dog.

Xylitol is very quickly fatal for our canine companions.


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Old 08-16-2015, 01:04 AM   #2
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Always check any human "treat" you might be tempted to share with your dog.
Excellent advice!

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And watch out when walking the dog. There are a lot of morons who spit their gum on the ground and a dog will try and get it since it sometimes smells good. Similar to those who throw their rib and chicken bones in and around the campground.
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Wow! I have Sjogren's Syndrome so I always have Xylitol tablets around to wet my mouth. And we have 2 beautiful little Wire Fox Terriers. I had no idea! Thank you so much for this information.
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