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Sweetener Can Be Deadly to Dogs Too

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 in Animals

Have you ever noticed that a number of hard candies and mints have xylitol on the label. Xylitol may help keep us slim and protect our teeth, but it is deadly for our dogs and ferrets.  The danger is serious enough to have caused the FDA to issue a warning to pet owners because xylitol poisoning is on the rise.  Xylitol is an organic compound and a naturally occurring sugar alcohol used as a low calorie sweetener. Chewing gum and candies are commonly sweetened with xylitol.  Recipes abound on the Internet for home baked treats using the sweetner as an ingredient. Medical products such as...

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