Poison Prevention Week: Xylitol

This dog on a boat wearing sunglasses is ready for summertime - but do Karma's owners know that their xylitol-containing sugar-free products are toxic to dogs?

Summer is quickly approaching, and with summer comes diets. Many dieters’ favorite sugar-free products – gum, mints, peanut butter, baking substitutes, etc. – contain a sugar substitute called xylitol. While this ingredient is harmless to humans, it can be fatal if ingested by their canine companions.  Xylitol toxicity in dogs causes a severe drop in […]