Xylitol… Popular Sweetener That Can Be Deadly to Your Dog

Xylitol, a popular artificial sweetener, can be deadly to your dog. The chemical additive can frequently be found in:
Gum Containing Xylitol Sweetener

  • Chewing gum
  • Peanut butter
  • Breath mints
  • Mouthwash
  • Candies
  • Toothpaste
  • 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…

  • Orbit
  • Trident
  • Go Nuts1
  • Nuts ‘N More2
  • Hank’s Protein Plus3
  • P28 Foods High Protein Spread4
  • Krush Nutrition Nutty by Nature5
  • Xylimax
  • Xylishield
  • Spry Mints
  • Spry Chewing Gum
  • Xlear Nasal Spray
  • Nicorette Gum
  • Xylichew Gum
  • IceBreakers
  • Ricochet

This list is not complete. Consumers are cautioned to read the labels of all products before bringing them into any environment shared with dogs.