18 Aug The Xylitol Project
You may have heard that xylitol can be lethal to dogs. Due to human health benefits, this popular sugar substitute is being found more commonly in:
– Chewing gum
– Breath mints
– Cough syrup
– Oral hygiene products (toothpaste & mouthwash)
– Dietary supplements
– Desserts including ice creams
– Spreads including peanut butter
– Sugar free baked goods (cakes, muffins, cookies, pastries, etc)
– Bulk packs for cooking purposes
The Animal Poisons Helpline has created Australasia’s first and only xylitol database. This allows our team to rapidly assist pet owners and veterinarians who may be dealing with dogs that have ingested xylitol containing products.
But we need your help!
If you have noticed xylitol (also known as birch sugar or sometimes written as E967) listed on any product, please email email@example.com and let us know. If we do not yet have the product listed, our team will contact the manufacturer to quantify the xylitol content so that we can add it to our life-saving database.
We thank you for your help in saving the lives of dogs!