It’s everywhere – and toxic for pets!

Brought to you by Renee D. Schmid, DVM
Associate Veterinarian, Clinical Toxicology at Pet Poison Helpline

Xylitol provides many human health benefits, making it a common active or inactive ingredient in your medicine cabinet, pantry, and purse. Take special care and keep these potentially toxic products away from your pets! Below are a few products that contain xylitol:

SUGAR-FREE SWEETENERS
found gum, candy, peanut butter, protein bars, gummy vitamins, compounded medicines and weight loss products.

TOOTH DECAY PREVENTATIVES
used in chewing gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss and oral rinses.

ANTIMICROBIALS & MOISTURIZERS
perfect for lotions, facial products, deodorants and skin gels, and preventative oral / ear infection products.

SOOTHING AGENTS
within nasal sprays, throat lozenges, hard candies and gum due to the cooling sensation it provides to mucous membranes.

FERMENTATION & MOLD PREVENTATIVES
added to help preserve both food and non-food products.

If your pet eats anything with xylitol, you need help FAST to eliminate the risk of under- or over-treating the pet. Pet Poison Helpline has a comprehensive database cataloging the specific xylitol content for many products, and the list is growing every day. When in doubt of the xylitol concentration in something your pet has ingested, Pet Poison Helpline can be an invaluable resource to effectively treat potential conditions ranging from hypoglycemia to acute liver failure.

Should your pet ingest something potentially poisonous, contact AKC Reunite at 800-252-7894 and we will verify your membership and connect you to a toxicology expert to help you and your pet FAST.

Pet Poison Helpline is a 24/7 animal poison control service available for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. Pet Poison Helpline has the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings. Normally $59 per incident, with AKC Reunite you can plan ahead and subscribe your pet to this life-saving service for only $15 for the lifetime of your pet.

WHAT WILL YOUR PET GET INTO NEXT?

HOW THE PET POISON HELPLINE WORKS

1. OH NO! HELP!
You think your pet has gotten into something potentially toxic. Don't delay, call AKC Reunite at 800-252-7894 for help!
2. VERIFICATION
Provide your pet's microchip ID or AKC Reunite collar tag ID. You will be transferred to the Pet Poison Helpline once your Pet Poison Helpline activation is confirmed.
3. CONSULTATION
Pet Poison Helpline experts will create a detailed report reviewed by veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians and other experts.
4. TREATMENT ADVICE
In your pet's time of need, you are provided recommendations to treat the problem yourself or directed to get immediate professional attention.

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