Keep Sugarless Gum Away from Pets
While sugarless products may be better for our teeth and waistlines, they are not safe for dogs and ferrets. Xylitol, a common ingredient in sugarless gum, candies and baked goods, can cause these pets to have seizures and liver failure.
If you suspect your dog or ferret has ingested xylitol, watch for vomiting, loss of coordination and depression. Your pet may get sick within minutes or days after eating xylitol. If you know or suspect that your pet has ingested xylitol, contact your vet or a pet poison control center right away.
Learn more about the dangers sugarless candies pose to your pets.
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