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[29 May 2010 | One Comment | 1,791 views]
Doggie Don’ts: Hold the Xylitol

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals studied eight dogs who had liver failure and other problems.
They all ingested products containing Xylitol, a sugar alcohol used to sweeten foods, candy, gum and beverages.
The ASPCA study’s dogs from 2003 through 2005 included:
• A four-year-old male Welsh springer spaniel who ate four large chocolate-frosted muffins.
• A three-year-old male standard poodle who ate five or six cookies.
• A five-year-old female Scottish terrier who ate 30 pieces of gum.
• A six-year-old female Labrador retriever who ate 450 grams of Xylitol powder.
• A seven-year-old …

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[29 May 2010 | 4 Comments | 17,949 views]
Dog chews Ice Breakers gum, nearly dies from Xylitol poisoning

ROGERS — The plastic shopping bag was left on the floor, with a container of sugar-free gum inside.
Miles, an inquisitive puppy, investigated and consumed part of the bag’s contents.
He spent a Sunday morning through a Wednesday evening at two different veterinarians’ offices, because the Xylitol in the sugar-free, strawberry flavored Ice Breakers gum made Miles deathly ill.
He even went into liver failure.
The Reiser family of Rogers, Ark., discovered Miles and his plight after they came home on a Sunday morning from eating breakfast at a local restaurant.
“When we walked …