BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR XYLITOL
The sugar substitute xylitol, which can be found in everything from peanut butter to CBD edibles, and highly toxic for dogs. According to Pet Poison Helpline, calls about xylitol poisoning rose 108 percent between 2015 and 2020, including a 47.2 percent jump in 2019. Xylitol is also being used in candy and other sweets, like peanut butter, nasal sprays, sleep aids, shampoo, deodorant, multivitamins, prescription sedatives and medications, antacids, stool softeners, make-up remover, smoking cessation gums and much, much more. Always have your local emergency veterinary number and 24/7 Animal Poison Control 800-213-6680 number programmed into your phone so you can call them immediately if you suspect that your pet may have consumed something toxic.
REMEDIES THAT HELP WITH PETS TUMMY
Ginger snap cookies (but limit due to their sugar content). Two cookies for a medium-sized dog. Peel fresh ginger root, slice 5-8 ¼” thick slices and boil in ¼ cup water. When cool, let the fur baby drink it. This can also prevent motion sickness when given 20-30 minutes before a road trip. Pumpkin puree is a natural remedy for diarrhea since fiber helps firm up loose stools. Feed one (1) tablespoon for cats and small dogs and up to three (3) tablespoons for a large dog. Rice is easily digested and adding a spoonful of pumpkin. Boil one (1) cup of jasmine rice in three (3) cups filtered water, then turn down to a very low simmer until all the water is absorbed. Cool before serving and refrigerate leftovers for up to 24 hours. Carob (aka pet-safe chocolate) is great for soothing a tummy and curbing diarrhea. Mix a teaspoon of carob powder with a little honey and filtered water or into non-fat plain yogurt and give it to your pet. Cinnamon has long been considered a treatment for nausea, fever, and diarrhea. Limit to one (1) teaspoon daily and never let any pet chew on a cinnamon stick!
Hydrogen peroxide 3% make sure the date is not expire fresh and bubbly to induce vomiting in dogs
speak with your vet before administering hydrogen peroxide
Never induce vomiting in cats
Turkey baster to administering hydrogen peroxide
Tablespoon/ teaspoon for the appropriate amount
Dawn dish washing detergent
Beverage containing sweet electrolyte
Milk of magnesia
Poison control number
Pet Poison Helpline 1(855) 764-7661
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area