Friday, June 3, 2016

Pet Alert: Dogs & Xylitol Don't Mix

Help keep your furry friends safe by keeping them away from
foods and other common household products that contain the sugar
substitute Xylitol.

TWU Health Sciences Librarian Elaine Cox wants your friends and family members--including those of the canine variety--to live long and healthy lives.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), she reports, has issued a warning to consumers of the danger of Xylitol, a common artificial sweetener, to dogs. "This sugar substitute, found in some human foods and dental products, can be poisonous to your dog," Elaine cautions.

See the FDA report here to learn about some of the common foods and other products--including gum, chewable vitamins, and toothpaste--that may contain this potentially harmful sugar substitute; why Xylitol is dangerous to dogs but not peoplesymptoms of Xylitol poisoning in dogs; and more.  

~Sandy Cochran with Elaine Cox   

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