Xylitol is a sugar substitute/ artificial sweetener which can cause low blood glucose and, in severe cases, liver damage in dogs. It is commonly found in chewing gum, diet foods and some vitamin supplements. The prognosis is often good if treatment is started promptly.
If you suspect xylitol toxicity, we are available 24/7 for advice – vets should call the VPIS line on 0207305505 . Owners please call our Animal Poison Line on 01202 509000.