Corpus ID: 36269294

Xylitol toxicity in dogs.

@article{Piscitelli2010XylitolTI,
  title={Xylitol toxicity in dogs.},
  author={Christopher M. Piscitelli and Eric K. Dunayer and Marcel Aumann},
  journal={Compendium},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          E1-4; quiz E4
        }
}
  • Christopher M. Piscitelli, Eric K. Dunayer, Marcel Aumann
  • Published in Compendium 2010
  • Medicine
  • Xylitol, a sugar substitute used in sugar-free gum, oral care products, and baked goods, is gaining popularity in the United States. Xylitol consumption is considered harmless to people but is known to cause life-threatening toxicoses in dogs. Dogs that ingest doses of >0.1 g/kg of xylitol are at risk for developing hypoglycemia, while dogs that ingest >0.5 g/kg may develop acute liver failure. Treatment includes dextrose supplementation for hypoglycemia and aggressive monitoring, treatment… CONTINUE READING

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