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Here at LaidBackDog, we are always on the lookout for information critical to canine health. We believe that good health starts with good knowledge. That means staying updated on all the current trends! In fact, we have already covered wheat, and what it’s doing in dog kibble.

Recently, however, we heard about a startling new development. Peanut butter might be deadly for dogs!

This is a classic treat that people and dogs alike have treasured for years. Yes, that’s right, a snack that has been a safe, healthy alternative to conventional dog treats. In some cases, this treat can now be deadly. This is all thanks to one simple chemical that was recently added to the ingredient list. We now, more than ever, have to be conscious of the brand that we are buying. In general, it’s important to know what we are feeding to our animals. In this case, it’s could be life-saving.

Luckily, we found a handy guide by preventivevet which does a great job of highlighting all the key points on this serious topic. We hope that this informative article manages to shed some light on a fairly alarming topic.

Here at LaidBackDog, we are always on the lookout for information critical to canine health. We believe that good health starts with good knowledge. That means staying updated on all the current trends! In fact, we have already covered wheat, and what it’s doing in dog kibble.

Recently, however, we heard about a startling new development. Peanut butter might be deadly for dogs!

This is a classic treat that people and dogs alike have treasured for years. Yes, that’s right, a snack that has been a safe, healthy alternative to conventional dog treats. In some cases, this treat can now be deadly. This is all thanks to one simple chemical that was recently added to the ingredient list. We now, more than ever, have to be conscious of the brand that we are buying. In general, it’s important to know what we are feeding to our animals. In this case, it’s could be life-saving.

Luckily, we found a handy guide by preventivevet which does a great job of highlighting all the key points on this serious topic. We hope that this informative article manages to shed some light on a fairly alarming topic.

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Xylitol is a sweetener that’s gaining in popularity because of its dental benefits for people as well as its suitability as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes. Because of its ability to help prevent cavities and tooth decay and its low glycemic index, xylitol may have some good dental and other health benefits for people (this is very much in question). Unfortunately, while xylitol appears to be perfectly safe for people, it is extremely dangerous for dogs.

Ingestion of as little as 0.1 gram (g) of xylitol per kilogram (kg) of body weight (0.1 g/kg) can cause a rapid and dangerous drop in a dog’s blood sugar (a condition called “hypoglycemia”). Hypoglycemia can show as staggering, appearing disoriented, collapse, weakness, and seizures. Just slightly more than that, approx. 0.5 g/kg xylitol ingestion, can lead to debilitating, and sadly often deadly, destruction of a dog’s liver cells.

Quantities for toxic doses are based on the data that the animal-specific poison control hotlines have collected from reported cases*. It’s important to highlight that these are reported cases because not every case of toxicity makes it to the vet, and not everyone that does go to the vet is called into the animal poison control hotlines. So the actual toxic doses could be even lower, and dogs with certain pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes, hepatitis, and others) are likely to be even more sensitive to the toxic effects of xylitol.

Xylitol is a sweetener that’s gaining in popularity because of its dental benefits for people as well as its suitability as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes. Because of its ability to help prevent cavities and tooth decay and its low glycemic index, xylitol may have some good dental and other health benefits for people (this is very much in question). Unfortunately, while xylitol appears to be perfectly safe for people, it is extremely dangerous for dogs.

Ingestion of as little as 0.1 gram (g) of xylitol per kilogram (kg) of body weight (0.1 g/kg) can cause a rapid and dangerous drop in a dog’s blood sugar (a condition called “hypoglycemia”). Hypoglycemia can show as staggering, appearing disoriented, collapse, weakness, and seizures. Just slightly more than that, approx. 0.5 g/kg xylitol ingestion, can lead to debilitating, and sadly often deadly, destruction of a dog’s liver cells.

Quantities for toxic doses are based on the data that the animal-specific poison control hotlines have collected from reported cases*. It’s important to highlight that these are reported cases because not every case of toxicity makes it to the vet, and not everyone that does go to the vet is called into the animal poison control hotlines. So the actual toxic doses could be even lower, and dogs with certain pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes, hepatitis, and others) are likely to be even more sensitive to the toxic effects of xylitol.

Continue reading here to learn more about how peanut butter became so dangerous. https://www.preventivevet.com/

Continue reading here to learn more about how peanut butter became so dangerous. https://www.preventivevet.com/

We recommend looking into making homemade dog biscuits. After all, it’s so easy and so affordable! 

We recommend looking into making homemade dog biscuits. After all, it’s so easy and so affordable! 

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Feature photo by Huskyherz

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