Xylitol poisoning

What Is Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs: Ask Boomer!

What Is Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs: Ask Boomer!

The dog’s body absorbs xylitol rapidly, causing its level in the blood to spike. The pancreas responds by secreting massive amounts of insulin which leads to severely low blood sugar. It takes only a tiny amount of Xylitol to result in a life-threatening situation. Potential symptoms of xylitol poisoning in dogs include: vomiting diarrhea abdominal pain loss of appetite abnormal…

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Canine Xylitol Poisoning: Aslan’s Deadly Snack

Canine Xylitol Poisoning: Aslan’s Deadly Snack

The sugar substitute, Xylitol, while harmless to humans, is a deadly poison to dogs. Ingestion of even a tiny amount of xylitol can be fatal to your furry companion. It leads to dangerously low blood sugar, which can result in seizures, coma, and even death. There is enough xylitol in just three pieces of sugar-free gum to kill a small…

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Canine Xylitol Toxicity Awareness: Lucy’s Last Cake

Canine Xylitol Toxicity Awareness: Lucy’s Last Cake

Lucy was a sweet, energetic, sweet young Lab. And as a typical Lab, Lucy also likes the idea of helping herself to goodies that weren’t offered to her. Many dogs figure that counter-surfing is a great idea. After all, finders keepers, right? Lucy’s health-conscious mom was baking “thank you” loaves for her friends. Sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free zucchini bread. It doesn’t…

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Is Xylitol Ingestion an Emergency?

Is Xylitol Ingestion an Emergency?

If your dog ingests xylitol it is an emergency. It takes substantially less xylitol than chocolate to be deadly. There is enough xylitol in just three pieces of sugar-free gum to kill a small dog. What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a sugar replacement, a sweetener, used more broadly every day because of low caloric density and lesser impact on tooth health. It…

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