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Xylitol is poisoning more pets as sugar-free human foods abound

Ingestion of chocolate, rodent poison, medications and foods containing xylitol prompt the most calls to the Pet Poison Helpline, and xylitol poisoning is becoming more frequent as more people try to cut sugar from their diet, according to Embrace Pet Insurance. Xylitol is highly toxic to animals and is a common ingredient sugar-free gum, peanut butter, toothpaste, mouthwash, baked goods and beverages.

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