Xylitol is NOT for Dogs

Xylitol is NOT for Dogs

Because of xylitol’s tremendous benefits, many people want to share it with their pets. Although perfectly safe for human consumption, xylitol may pose a risk to your pets, especially dogs.

Because the metabolic processes of a dog are different than those of a human, xylitol poses a risk of toxicosis and hypoglycemia if ingested by dogs. Common symptoms associated with the ingestion of xylitol may include depression and vomiting, and hypoglycemia. If you suspect your dog has ingested xylitol, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Please store your xylitol products out of the reach of your dogs.

How about pet crocodiles?

To the best of our knowledge, there’s been no clinical research on crocodiles, nor alligators, nor even caymans (clearly the Larry of the lizard-like grouping). However, we strongly urge you to consult your veterinarian. As for us? We’re calling the humane society. Now.