Don't Feed This Type of Peanut But­ter To Your Dog; A Must-Have For Safe Trav­els & Ad­ven­tures; Give Me A Paw

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Peanut but­ter and dogs—a nat­u­ral fit, right? Most dogs love it and it’s ideal for stuff­ing in hol­low toys or for dis­guis­ing pills. But in­creas­ingly, xyl­i­tol, a su­gar sub­sti­tute used in gum, yo­gurt, candy, and more, is be­ing used in some peanut but­ters and nut but­ters. Safe for hu­mans, xyl­i­tol is ex­tremely toxic for dogs and can be life-threat­en­ing. “If you feed your dog pills coated in peanut but­ter, or put peanut but­ter in their hol­low chew toys, make sure to check the list of in­gre­di­ents first to make sure it doesn’t con­tain xyl­i­tol,” said Carmela Stam­per, a vet­eri­nar­ian at the FDA. Dogs who have in­gested xyl­i­tol re­quire im­me­di­ate treat­ment. Xyl­i­tol poi­son­ing can cause seizures, liver fail­ure and pos­si­bly death. Any­one who sus­pects their dog may have in­gested xyl­i­tol should con­tact their vet­eri­nar­ian or the Pet Poi­son Hot­line im­me­di­ately. Symp­toms man­i­fest quickly and in­clude vom­it­ing, mus­cle weak­ness, tremors, and dif­fi­culty walk­ing. Peanut but­ter brands that con­tain xyl­i­tol in­clude Go Nuts, Co., Krush Nu­tri­tion, Nuts 'N More and P28 Foods. Peanut but­ter that doesn’t con­tain xyl­i­tol is ab­so­lutely safe for dogs and a healthy treat—just be sure to read the la­bel! We love Dog For Dog's DogBut­ter (dog­for­dog.com). It's made for dogs so you know it's good for them, plus for ev­ery jar you buy, an­other is do­nated to a dog in need!

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