Xylitol is a popular artificial sweetener that can be deadly to your dog.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the accidental consumption of xylitol by a dog can cause a sudden and life-threatening drop in blood sugar, seizures, liver failure and even lead to death.
To help warn dog owners, the FDA has created the following video:
What Products Contain Xylitol?
Food products that may contain xylitol include certain brands of peanut butter… which can sometimes be used as a tasty “stuffing” for Kongs® and other chewable dog toys.
Other products that may contain xylitol include:
Sugar-free desserts (like “skinny” ice cream)
Brands with a Prior History of Xylitol Content
The following brands have previously been known to contain xylitol. Some of these products may no longer contain the toxic sweetener. So, be sure to check the ingredients of each item listed.
Nuts ‘N More2
Hank’s Protein Plus3
P28 Foods High Protein Spread4
Krush Nutrition Nutty by Nature5
Spry Chewing Gum
Xlear Nasal Spray
This list is not complete. Consumers are cautioned to read the labels of all products before bringing them into any environment shared with dogs.