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Dear Daisy Dog

A friend sent an e-mail message warning that xylitol in sugar-free candy is toxic to dogs. Is this true?

Daisy Responds

In us dogs, xylitol sugar substitute can cause liver failure, hypoglycemia, loss of coordination, seizures, collapse and even death.

It’s a common ingredient in gum, dental products and sugar-free candy.

We reported on the xylitol problem three years ago. Click here to read the article.

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