Xylitol: How a handful of sugar free gum landed my dog in intensive care
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is safe for humans but toxic to dogs. When a dog ingests xylitol it signals the pancreas to release insulin, LOTS of insulin. Insulin lowers blood sugar, in this case rapidly.
Living in the South we are blessed with temperate weather year round. Unfortunately, this weather also allows fleas, ticks and heartworm carrying mosquitos to thrive virtually all year long, and with them, the parasites and diseases they carry.