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Xylitol In Peanut Butter

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Xylitol In Peanut Butter

Postby minervasden » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:13 pm

I'm sure mainstream grocery brands will follow. And as more people and companies attempt to reduce sugar consumption, even more foods will follow. Always check your labels before offering human food to pets even if you've used the brand before.


Jul 15, 2015
By Katie James
DVM360 MAGAZINE

Xylitol, a natural sugar alcohol sweetener popular for its low glycemic index but known to cause hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis in dogs, is now also found in several specialty peanut and nut butter brands. Nuts ‘n More, Krush Nutrition and P-28 Foods all make peanut butter and nut-based spreads containing the ingredient.Krush Nutrition's "Nutty by Nature" xylitol-containing peanut butter.

Though xylitol has been popping up in all kinds of foods and dental products in the last several years, peanut butter is a special concern, says Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT, associate director of veterinary services for Pet Poison Helpline and SafetyCall International. “First, dogs fed straight peanut butter as a treat or fed treats baked with xylitol-containing peanut butter may certainly be at risk for harm,” she says. “Second, a dog that nabs the entire jar of xylitol-containing peanut butter and happily gorges on his or her treasure without anyone knowing could quickly become extremely ill. If this occurred during the day while the owners were not home, it’s possible the dog could die before people returned.”...
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Re: Xylitol In Peanut Butter

Postby pat » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:38 am

thank you for alerting everyone with this.
didn't know about this.

really appreciate you sharing this info.
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