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A Little-Known Sugar Found In Everyday Items Can Be Deadly To Your Dog

Xylitol is a little-known chemical used to sweeten many food products.

It's not a big deal to humans, but when consumed by dogs, it could result in their deaths!

Have you been feeding your dog any of these products that contain xylitol?

News4Jax lists some of the foods that typically contain xylitol:

...peanut butter, cupcakes, cookies, sugar-free gum, muffins, ketchup, protein bars, fruit drinks and pudding.

But the list doesn't stop there! Xylitol can also be found in:

  • Toothpaste (some of which are made specifically for dogs)
  • Deodorant
  • Mouthwash and floss
  • Medications
  • Nasal spray
  • Lotions
  • Gels
  • Vitamins
  • Variety of cosmetics and hair products

When consumed by dogs, xylitol can cause the pancreas to release insulin, resulting in possible "seizures, vomiting, liver failure, a comatose state and...death."

Symptoms begin roughly 15-30 minutes after the dogs eat a xylitol-filled product.

Twitter takes dog safety very seriously.

As always, if you suspect your pooch has consumed xylitol, or another harmful substance, contact the Poison Pet Helpline at 855-764-7661 or reach out to your local veterinarian at once.