SPIT out that gum!
The Xylitol in sugarless gum can be toxic, and can cause liver failure in your dog. According to the Animal Poison Control Center, last year they managed over 170 sick pets after eating products containing Xylitol.
Items that contain Xylitol are:
- sugarless chewing gum
- sugarless candy
- mouthwashes and other oral care products
- oral pharmaceuticals, such as certain types of vitamin supplements
- sweeteners packaged for use in the kitchen
If you find that your pet has eaten candy or gum and you are unsure what the active ingredients are, call your local Poison Control Center or vet immediately. Symptoms can occur in 15-30 minutes after ingesting the product.
Don't take this litely it CAN happen. According to Snopes this is a true and correct warning. For a list of other products that can hurt your pet check with your vet or search the internet.
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