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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Posts Tagged ‘xylitol’

Can My Dog Eat That?

Can My Dog Eat That?

By Dr. Dan Taylor Emergency Veterinarian As we sit down to relax with our favorite snack, there are times that our four-legged friends want in on the action. In a scenario that is all too common for dog owners, big brown eyes follow each treat intently, hoping for just a sample. Their expressions prompt us to sometimes share just a small piece of our food. Most times we don’t give this action a second thought. However, this seemingly innocent gesture of sharing can have unintended, ... Full Story

Toxic… Peanut Butter?

Toxic… Peanut Butter?

By Dr. Sofia Kalkstein Emergency Veterinarian When it comes to peanut butter everyone thinks of the sticky, yummy spread that is loved by all…including our pets, especially our dogs. But there is a new player in town and it is highly toxic to our pets. Of course, it is not the peanut butter that is toxic, and No, dogs have not developed life threatening peanut allergies. These peanut butters are NOT your mainstream brands sold in grocery stores. These peanut butters are sold online ... Full Story

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   A recent patient that was hospitalized by our clinic’s emergency service was there not because of a trauma or acute illness, but because he had eaten approximately 30 pieces of sugar free gum earlier in the day. While the gum itself wouldn’t have been a big deal for a larger breed dog, the concerning factor was that the gum contained a substance known as xylitol which has actually been shown to exert toxic effects in dogs. Xylitol ... Full Story

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