Dangers of Xylitol….PLEASE Read

Dangers of Xylitol

 

What is Xylitol:

Xylitol is a sugar substitute most often associated with “sugar-free” chewing gum and mints, but it’s also found some brands of peanut butter, toothpastes, certain medications, and vitamins, many sugar-free products (chocolate, JELLO, yogurt, pudding), and even some household products such as baby wipes and lip balm.

Why is it so dangerous:

According to Caroline Coile, AKC Family Dog Nutrition & Health columnist: “The dog’s pancreas confuses xylitol with real sugar and releases insulin to store it. The insulin removes real sugar from the bloodstream and the dog can become weak, and have tremors and even seizures starting within 30 minutes of eating it.” Other symptoms of hypoglycemia include poor coordination and vomiting/diarrhea.

Liver failure (and death) can also result from xylitol ingestion, and symptoms can take as much as eight hours as show up. A dog only needs to consume a very little amount of xylitol to receive a deadly dose. As much as two pieces of gum can cause a problem in a small-breed dog.

To find out more about Xylitol, please see the article below:

http://www.akc.org/learn/dog-health/dangers-of-xylitol/?utm_source=healthydog&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160119&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRojv6XAZKXonjHpfsX86OwtWqO3lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4ISMBgI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFT7nNMbFs3LgMXRM%3D

It’s Been a Year!

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It’s hard to believe that one year ago today, Coby entered our lives. Born on September 11, 2014, Coby wasn’t considered “perfect” in the eyes of the pet stores because he has a luxating patella (moving kneecap). This is very common with small dogs. So, Coby was given up to  a rescue. This may seem like a sad situation, but it was a BLESSING for us. We were the lucky ones to have the opportunity to adopt a precious Yorkshire Terrier…our “C” of the gang.

It was November 26, 2014, when I talked to the founder of Homeward Bound Rescue about another possible adoption. I remember her words to this day, “It’s your lucky day. I just got an adorable Yorkie yesterday. He is neutered and ready to go home with someone”. The next day I picked up Coby on what was suppose to be a two-week trial. I knew from the moment I saw him that he would be ours! Would Artie and Buddy feel the same?

 

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Lots of sniffing happened that first day, and to be honest, it took about two weeks for Artie and Buddy to begin warming up to Coby. Once they warmed up, I knew Coby was HOME!

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These were some of the first pictures of them together. It made my heart so happy to see the three of them starting to become “brothers”.  Today, one year later, they are inseparable…they are ABC!!!

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Latest Information on Toxic Jerky Treats for Pets

Good news!!! The number of illnesses related to toxic jerky treats for dogs is dropping. The reason for this drop appears to be from customer knowledge about the issue.  Although most of the toxic jerky comes from China, this is not always the case. Some pet stores have stopped carrying dog food and treats manufactured in China. When my husband and I go to the pet store, we always check the place of manufacturing before we buy any food or treats for ABC.  Please be cautious about buying treats and food from China. For more information, please see the article from petMD below.

Latest Information on Toxic Jerky Treats for Pets | petMD.

Pack Up Your Pets and Hit the Road with These Dog-Friendly Michigan Destinations

Below is an article from Michigan.org about cities that have pet friendly attractions and hotels. There are some highlighted cities, but there is also a list of all pet friendly cities in Michigan. That list can be found at the end of the article. If you live in Michigan (or plan to visit) and have a pet, this is worth saving for the future.

 

By the way, Happy National Pet Day (April 11).

 

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