A New Ingredient In Some Peanut Butters Is Deadly To Dogs. Here's What You Need To Know
November 10, 2015
If you're using peanut butter as a treat, or to hide medications for your dog, make sure you read the list of ingredients first.
A new type of peanut butter is being sold with less sugar, but now includes "xylitol" as a sweetener - a sugar substitute that is deadly to dogs.
There are five brands that currently contain contain xylitol: (1) Go Nuts, Co., (2) Hank's Protein Plus Peanut Butter, (3) Krush Nutrition, (4) Nuts 'N More, and (5) P28.
While these are "specialty butters", the subtle presence of xylitol in these butters definitely highlights the importance of reading ingredient labels on products you bring into your home, especially if you plan to share anything with your pets.
What is 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 is proving to have some good dental and other health benefits for people. Unfortunately, while xylitol appears to be perfectly safe for people, it is extremely dangerous for dogs — even in small quantities.
(h/t) Preventive Vet
We Can't Stop Laughing At This Video Of A Daughter Scaring Her Dad Through The Window
This, Friends, Is What Greatness Looks Like In A Quiet Moment
He's Back! Hilarious Videos Show Dad Haunting His Community Dressed As Michael Myers
Someone Installed These Plaques On Benches In Calgary. The City Removed Them, Then Put Them Back
This 'Imaginary World' Is Really Just The Top Of A Fence Post
Golden Retriever Puppy Becomes Guide For Blind Dog
Watch This Guy's Hilarious Parody Of The Viral Cougar Stalking Man Video
She Sang A Cover Of 'Dreams' That Is So Good The Jonas Brothers Signed Her
Priest Can't Stop Laughing After Unexpected High Five From Child During Blessing
Little Boy Has Dance Off With Inflatable Jack Skellington
There's A 1000-Year Old Irish-Viking House Preserved Beneath A Lidl Supermarket