Xylitol, Not Your Dog's Best Friend

Gabby
By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-02-16 14:08:54 -0600
Started 2013-02-15 13:36:41 -0600

With so many of us seeking ways to cut sugar from our table, we may find a sweetener that is used widely in chewing gum and toothpaste. I have seen it showing up in more items on the diabetic "friendly" list. That is Xylitol

While I was at the vet the other day, there was an article on the rise of Xylitol poising in dogs. I was shocked. I didn't know it was a no-no for my pooches. So I thought I would just pass this on to you all who might be sharing your sugar free treats with your pups. Read the ingredients, make sure there is not Xylitol in what you are sharing.

So now your list of things to not feed the dog are:
Chocolate
Onions
Grapes
Raisins
Xylitol


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jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-02-16 14:08:54 -0600 Report

The thing about not feeding your dog chocolate was not a surprise to me as one of our "bird (hunting) dogs" got into a 5 lb bag of chocolate when I was a kid on the farm. We were surprised to see her dead the next day.

But these new items which are no-nos for dogs, are news to me.

Thanks for sharing! (even though I have no dogs at this time)