Xylitol side effects Warning for dog owners
Xylitol side effects Warning for dog owners. Xylitol are natural sweeteners that are used as replacement for sugar in many human sugar free products like candy, chewing gums, biscuits, toothpaste, dental floss, mouth fresheners, etc. Made from birch tree it seems to have lots of benefits for humans. Sweet taste without calories and no side effects when used in moderation. It is definitely a perfect choice for weight and health conscious people. But this ingredient could be fatal for animals as researches have shown to have potentially deadly effects for dogs .It increases the blood insulin level in canines which results in decreased blood sugar level. It is highly toxic for dogs as it stimulates the pancreas to release insulin which results in hypoglycemia or even liver failure. According to the veterinarian expert’s problem may develop within 30 minutes of ingestion of xylitol. The signs of toxicity can include depression, weakness, disorientation, drunken gait, vomiting, seizures, and loss of coordination and could even lead to liver failure.