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Saturday, February 12, 2011

More On The Dangers of Xylitol

I've written about this dangerous 'human' sweetener that 1st appeared in various gums, however it is now becoming used in many other forms we wouldn't expect, like minds, desserts and now even drugs!

From Dr. Patty Khuly's blog - link below she writes ...

"yes, xylitol is still killing dogs … more dogs than ever before. This, despite my efforts and those of like-minded big mouths who seek to inform all U.S. consumers that xylitol is a menace to dogdom.

How menacing? A few sugar-free breath fresheners, a pack of gum, a spilled tin of mints, a sugar-free dessert cup. It takes only a little of this toxin to send a dog into hypoglycemia-induced seizures, and just a little bit more to bring on liver failure.

And what's worse is not so much its extreme toxicity … but its insidiousness."

Sneaky devil ... caught in the act!

Read up on it, PLEASE, as it has been reported by one breeder to have shown up in a liquid form of Omega 3 supplement she uses on her senior dog, from Costco.


Kav February 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM  

As much as I like to think I'm in the know, I'm obviously not because I had never heard of this. Thanks for posting it here!

Shelamo Shelties February 14, 2011 at 8:48 AM  

You're welcome .. this one is so hidden it's scary.


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