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Sugarless Gum Can Cause Death?


One stick of sugarless gum can kill a dog? Scary truth! The Xylitol used in some sugarless gums and lollies can cause life threatening toxicities at very low doses. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can occur at 0.1g/kg. Severe liver toxicity at 0.5-1g/kg. Most gums contain between 0.3-0.4mg/piece.Some contain 1.2 mg/piece. A 3 kg dog could be poisoned by as little as half a stick of gum. Check your gum for xylitol before the package is chewed to pieces. Better yet, keep sugarless gum in out of the house or in secure places.


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