The Hiding Places & Pet Dangers of Xylitol
Xylitol is popping up in unexpected places these days, from coffee to cough drops to baby wipes.
In fact, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center reports finding yet another product containing xylitol on a regular basis, so it's more important than ever to keep a close eye on ingredient lists of household products.
(Xylitol is also found some workout clothing, but it does not pose a toxic risk to dogs, so it was not included in the list.)
Here's a handy list of products that may contain xylitol that you can share them on social media or post in your facility.
More Lifesaving Information
Emergence of xylitol as a known hazard for pets: This peer-reviewed article (PDF) explains how the sugar substitute was discovered to also produce acute, possibly life-threatening liver disease and coagulopathy.
Cough drop toxicity: Xylitol is increasingly found as an ingredient in cough drops.
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