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  • Writer's pictureNortham Veterinary Centre

Xylitol is DANGEROUS for your Dog!

Most people know that chocolate is toxic to dogs, however did you know xylitol (artificial sugar) can be more toxic, even a very small amount of xylitol can be fatal. Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that is commonly found in ‘sugar free’ or ‘naturally sweetened’ products. It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death in dogs.

Xylitol can be found in:

¨ ‘Sugar free’ or ‘naturally sweetened’ candies and chewing gums

¨ Peanut and nut butters

¨ Toothpaste and mouthwashes

¨ Cosmetics and hand creams

¨ Cookies, cakes, ice cream and more!

Please call us immediately if you suspect your pet has ingested xylitol.


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