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.
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