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:
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.
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.