Xylitol is a sugar free sweetner used in many human products, especially those aimed at diabetics. It is VERY dangerous to dogs and can cause severe liver disease or even death if ingested in large enough quantities. Xylitol is found in many products, from toothpaste, mouthwash, breath strips, certain medications and vitamins, throat lozenges, hard candies, and gums. Now xylitol is being put in some food products, most alarming peanut butter.
Please check all labels. Below is an INCOMPLETE list of products that have at some point contained xylitol.
For a detailed list of products that contain xylitol please go to: www.preventivevet.com/xylitol-products-toxic-for-dogs
Peanut Butters that may contain xylitol:
Go Nuts Co.
Nut's N' More
Protein Plus PB
Other items that may contain xylitol:
sugar-free gums like Orbit, Mentos, Ice Breakers, Pur, Starbucks, Stride, Nicorette, Trident
medications, especially children's medications, like Allegra
vitamins, especially gummy vitamins, like Gummy Vites, Nature's Plus
some protein bars