Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Calling all dog owners….

This is a copy of an email I received today from a friend.  I can’t testify as to how true it is, but I thought I’d share it anyway – better to be safe than sorry:

‘Just a warning, the new sugar substitute Xylitol is poisonous to dogs. One teaspoon will kill a GSD (I think this means a German Shepherd dog). This advice has come from UK vets. It is also in some processed foods/candies and sweets so please be aware, it acts like giving a dog insulin and there is no antidote. So if you have 2 teaspoons in your tea/coffee and the dog drinks it you have a serious problem on your hands. Please share this information as widely as possible.’


  1. Common Sugar Substitute Xylitol Can Be Deadly for Pets.Please see this link:-

  2. Have you seen No Problem's recent blogs? Did Lucy come into contact with the dreaded xylitol?

  3. Ian, yes, I've seen NPs blog - poor Lucy - but I doubt Xylitol is to blame. Judging by the bruising, it seems to me she has had an accident, unbeknown to Sue and Vic.

  4. Yes for sure, something has happened. Lucy is never normally far away from me, tending to trot along close by or having a run around with Meg.

    Gawd knows what happened. But thanks to Ian and to yourselves for pointing this out, and tonight's blog points in this direction for all dog owners to take a look at that lethal stuff.

    Thanks for pointing it out, I shall be very careful of that stuff in future.

  5. Also people Macadamia nuts are very toxic to dogs. Our youngest when he was about 9 months old eat a load of them and was very sick, then followed by nearly a day of total paralysis. There is no antidote and it can stop their breathing. We kept a visual on Ted while he was going through the worst of it, at one point he couldn't move his tongue which was just hanging out.

    He pulled through but it was touch and go for a few hours.


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