Xylitol poisoning

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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Xylitol Can Kill Your Dog: Know Where It Can Be Hiding

Xylitol Can Kill Your Dog: Know Where It Can Be Hiding

Xylitol is way deadlier than chocolate, yet awareness of this dog toxin is much lower. Do you know what xylitol is and how dangerous it is for your dog? The lack of awareness makes this poison even more dangerous. At the same time, more and more products contain this [invisible] artificial sweetener. Does your dog like peanut butter? Do you know…

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What Is Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs: Ask Boomer!

What Is Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs: Ask Boomer!

Xylitol is rapidly absorbed from a dog’s intestinal tract, causing its level in the blood to spike. The pancreas responds by secreting massive amounts of insulin which leads to severely low blood sugar. Thank you, Carol Bryant, for sharing Boomer’s story. Boomer’s story Boomer is a dog who gets into things and eats items he shouldn’t.  He is one of…

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