The popular artificial sweetener, xylitol, can be deadly to your dog or ferret. Xylitol is also used as an anti-cavity agent and can be commonly found in…
- Chewing gum
- Breath mints
- Tooth whiteners
- Chewable vitamins
According to a bulletin issued by the Food and Drug Administration on February 18, 2011, the accidental consumption of xylitol by a dog can cause a sudden and life-threatening drop in blood sugar (hypoglycemia), seizures and liver failure.
Here are a few of the more popular brands that contain xylitol…
- Nicorette Gum
- Crest Whitestrips
- Jell-O Sugar Free Pudding
This list is not complete. Consumers are cautioned to read the labels of all products before bringing them into any environment shared with dogs.