19179 Blanco Rd. Ste #104 San Antonio, Tx    210-764-2400
Attention

All dog owners

Xylitol is toxic to dogs

We've had 3 dog deaths recently from xylitol toxicity. Xylitol is a popular sugar substitute used in many human food products. Just a small amount of xylitol can cause adverse effects in as little as 30 minutes after ingestion. Dogs can easily obtain sweet smelling candy/gums from open purses, from countertops and items that have fallen on the floor/ground. A few things you'll need to know:

Adverse Effects Include:

Low blood sugar
Vomiting
Weakness
Seizures
Liver Failure
Death


This list of products which may contain xylitol is not comprehensive so please be aware.


Health and Beauty Products:

Toothpastes
Oral Rinses
Nasal Sprays
Oral Spray Vitamins
Crest White Strips


Foods:

Many Diabetic sugar free items
Sugar-Free Chewing Gums (Trident, Orbit, others)
Mints
Smints
Jellies/Jams
Candy
Baked Goods
Baking Mixes
Brownie Mixes
Sugar Substitutes/Sweeteners
Valentine Treats


Medications:

Nicorette Gum
other oral smoking cessation products
Probiotica
DentaShield Tabs
Colostrum Chewables
Flintstones Children's Vitamins
other multivitamin tablets
Beano Liquid/drops
Mobic Oral Suspension (Meloxicam)
Neurotonin Oral Solution (Gabapentin)
Zegrid (Omeprazole)


If you suspect your dog has ingested Xylitol, try to induce vomiting with Hydrogen Peroxide. Spoon the Hydrogen Peroxide into your dog until she vomits or call us immediately and we can induce vomiting for you. Please call with any questions 210-764-2400.
  


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