The Sugar-Free K9 Nightmare: Xylitol

cute-932448_1280Most dog owners know that chocolate, onions, raisins and alcohol (to name a few) are bad, even dangerous, for our beloved canines. But, there’s a new sneaky danger to your dog and you might not even know where this “sugar-free” additive is lurking. Actually, you might be shocked that it’s probably within reach right this moment without your knowledge!

This potentially life-threatening additive is called xylitol and it’s a sugar alcohol that’s found in hundreds of products; many of which are not typically considered “sugar-free” or even fed to dogs.

If you missed our posts this week on Twitter and Facebook, here are just a few of the products with xylitol:

Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum

Cosmetics

Cosmetics

Medications

Medicines

Toothpaste

Toothpaste

Vitamins

Vitamins

To protect your furry K9 kid, read ALL labels and keep anything containing xylitol out of reach of inquisitive noses and mouths!

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