The dangers of sugarless gum for dogs

11/28/2011 | WCSC-TV (Charleston, S.C.)

Xylitol, an artificial sweetener found in sugarless gum that is completely safe for people, causes a dramatic and rapid drop in dog's blood sugar levels and leads to acute liver failure that can kill dogs in less than 24 hours if not promptly treated, according to veterinarian Perry Jameson. Dave Shiel's Great Dane, Quincy, fell victim to xylitol poisoning and Shiel wants to alert owners to this hidden danger.

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