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Treats May Pose Hidden Danger to Dogs: Xylitol

 pet cat petcare pethealth dogThis is a festive season that doubles up as the season of treats. However, dogs are easily killed by xylitol which is a sugar substitute found in baked foods and candy.

Key takeaways:

·         Xylitol poisoning in dogs is caused by the massive release of insulin in the bloodstream leading to abnormally low blood glucose levels.

·         The severity of xylitol poisoning is dependent on the amount ingested and the size of the dog.

·         Xylitol poisoning is a medical emergency and your pet should be quicklt rushed to a veterinarian for treatment.

If the dog is showing signs of low blood sugar and doesn’t have any other issues like liver involvement, the outlook is generally good. If the dog has low blood sugar and they’re starting to have some liver problems, the prognosis becomes guarded.

Read the full story here

http://blogs.webmd.com/webmd-interviews/2016/10/treats-may-pose-hidden-danger-to-dogs-xylitol.html

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