Xylitol Toxicity

By: Hailee Ekeren

Xylitol Toxicity

What you need to know to keep your pets safe!

WHAT IS XYLITOL?
Xylitol is a sweetener, sugar substitute or sugar alcohol that is found in a wide variety of products. Xylitol is extremely toxic to pets even in small amounts.

WHAT PRODUCTS CONTAIN XYLITOL?

When reading labels look for the following:

  • Xylitol
  • Birch Sugar/Extract
  • CAS 87-99-0
  • E967

XYLITOL POISONING SIGNS:

  • Vomiting
  • Decreased Activity
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty Standing or Walking
  • Shaking or Seizures
  • Coma
  • Liver Failure
  • Bleeding Problems

Seek veterinary help immediately if you believe your pet may have eaten a product containing Xylitol or experiencing the above symptoms.