Beware of some Peanut Butter

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    Hey, I’m that one person that lurks/checks this site daily for healthy/helpful info and I thought since I haven’t seen this yet, I’d post this here too. I found this on tumblr and I almost had a heart attack since peanut butter is like a thing in my house. Some may contain an ingredient called “Xilytol”(Main in some candies), something we’re told to keep away from our dogs. As far as I know the pb I do use, Jif, doesn’t have that in it. Check yo jars and keep the furbabies safe!
    Here is the link to the original poster.

    #75306 Report Abuse

    Exactly, the same reason you should never give a dog liquid Benadryl (childrens)
    •Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, 6.25 mg/5 mL

    Non-medicinal ingredients:
    •Saccharin sodium†
    •Contains 7.83 Kcal/5 mL
    •Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride, 6.25 mg/5 mL

    Sorbitol, Saccharin Sodium, Xilytol are similar ingredients and should not be given to dogs.

    #75308 Report Abuse

    Very good to know. Thanks guys!!

    #75361 Report Abuse

    How about Zantac children’s syrup. A vet told me to use this for reflux. This was not my vet. I want to make sure it’s safe.Is it safe?

    #75362 Report Abuse

    I suppose it depends on what vet that you ask, the specialist that sees my dog for allergies said not to give the liquid Benadryl, he said to use the tablet form. I see that liquid Zantac contains sorbitol. It’s probably a small amount, but I would prefer to avoid it.

    Each 1 mL of Ranitidine Oral Solution, USP contains 16.8 mg of ranitidine HCl, USP equivalent to 15 mg of ranitidine. Ranitidine Oral Solution, USP also contains the inactive ingredients butylparaben, dibasic sodium phosphate, hypromellose, monobasic sodium phosphate, natural peppermint extract, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, saccharin sodium, sodium chloride, and sorbitol solution.

    PS: Another thing, often liquid medications contain alcohol. There is actually a tiny amount of sorbitol in the dog toothpaste we use……
    Too much can have a laxative effect, that much I know.

    #75363 Report Abuse

    I will not use it! What about Pepcid tablets. I’m thinking about using 1/4 tablet after meals. He weighs 7.3 lbs. Ythanks RED

    #75365 Report Abuse

    Here’s an article about dogs and Pepcid, including the recomended dosage:

    #75366 Report Abuse

    As far as I know, with your vet’s approval Pepcid tablets are okay, but check with your vet regarding the dosage. My friend has a 38 pound dog and she gives her 10 mg, no more than 2 X per day for occasional upset stomach. When my 20 pounder got sick I gave 10 mg, because the pill was so small…. it was ineffective anyway. My dog had to see the vet and got a shot of cerenia, that worked (along with other treatment). Turns out he had a GI virus. He’s okay now.

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    #75368 Report Abuse

    Thanks Dog obsessed it was a good article. I have cerenia tablets but I don’t use them unless he’s really nauseated. He burps after his meals so I was thinking Pepcid for reflux but I think I’m just going to stick with his probiotics and digestive enzymes. I don’t like to give drugs to him anyway.

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