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By Jo Marshall, CVT, NREMT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist I am here to tell you, xylitol kills dogs! Let’s get the word out! Tell your friends with dogs, your family that have dogs, the neighbor down the street walking their dog, just get the word out! Not a week goes by where I don’t have…

Renee D. Schmid, DVM Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology at Pet Poison Helpline Xylitol is a sweetener that is highly toxic to dogs.  Rabbits, cows, baboons and horses have also demonstrated sensitivity, although to a lesser extent.  There have even been anecdotal reports of sensitivity in cats and ferrets, although there is no published data on…

This complimentary webinar is RACE and NYSED approved for 1 CE credits. Download the presentation slides here! Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT February 9, 2016 To receive CE credit for watching the above presentation, please download the post-test and follow the instructions written there. Note, to fill out the document, you may need to click…

By: Pamela Huyck Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline As many pet owners know, xylitol is toxic to dogs.  Even seemingly small amounts of a product with xylitol can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and liver failure.  The most well-known source of xylitol is sugar-free gum.  Here at Pet Poison Helpline, we keep…

By: Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Associate Director of Veterinary Services, Pet Poison Helpline Surprise! Xylitol appears in products you’d never suspect. Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) has discovered that xylitol, a sweetener which causes hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis in dogs, is showing up in some very unexpected places. New products on the market such…