Xylitol in Dogs

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just one stick of gum can make your pet critically ill.

Small Amounts Of Xylitol Can Be Fatal

Xylitol is a common sugar substitute that is highly dangerous to dogs. A dog’s pancreas will confuse Xylitol with real sugar resulting in severe insulin release, which removes the real sugar in a dog’s body. Ingestion can cause rapid hypoglycemia and higher doses can cause extensive liver damage.

The reported dose for poisoning by xylitol is 100mg per kilogram of body weight.

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Just .5 grams of xylitol per kg of the dog’s weight can lead to permanent liver damage, which can be fatal.

Xylitol poisoning in a dog may appear within 30 to 90 minutes, but may be delayed up to 12 – 18 hours. 


Eight Day Xylitol Battle

Kate Chacksfield from West London, did everything she could to save her gorgeous vizsla Ruby.  She spent £10,000 in a desperate effort to help her dog – but Ruby died just days after consuming a couple of brownies which contained Xylitol.
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  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhoea

  • Blood in stool

  • Drowsiness

  • Restlessness

  • Weakness

  • Tremors

  • Convulsions

  • Rapid heart rate

  • Low blood pressure

  • Loss of control of bodily movements

  • Seizures

  • Coma

  • Death
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Peanut Butter

Check the label for Xylitol

DO NOT give your dog these brands of peanut butter:

Krush Nutrition, Nuts’n’More, Go Nuts co, No Cow

These brands are currentlyfree of Xylitol, but please double check before purchase.

  • Mutt Butter
  • Whole Earth

  • Meridian

  • Sun Pat

  • Skippy

  • Poochbutter

Avoid ANYTHING labelled

Sugar Free, Natural Sweeteners or No Added Sweeteners.

  • Sugar Alcohol
  • Birch Sugar
  • E967
  • Meso-Xylitol
  • Méso-Xylitol
  • Sucre de Bouleau
  • Xilitol
  • Xylit
  • Xylite
  • Xylo-pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol
  • Jelly
  • Pudding Mixes
  • Cake and Cookie Mixes
  • Ice Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Sugar-Free Gum
  • Mints
  • Candy
  • Jams
  • Syrups
  • Condiments
  • Honey
  • Protein Bars & Powders
  • Flavoured Waters & Drink Powders
  • Chocolate
  • Peanut Butter & Nut Butters
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouth Wash
  • Mouth Sprays
  • Whitening Products
  • Nasal Sprays
  • Medicines
  • Vitamins
  • Supplements
  • Cosmetics
xylitol in dogs