Is Your Low-Carb Diet Endangering Your Pets?

Filed under: Low-carb side effects — @ September 10, 2006

You’re on a low-carb diet and you purchase lots of sugar-free products to get rid of sugar and excessive refined carbohydrates from your life. Weight loss is happening and life is going great for you.

But then one day you accidentally drop a piece of sugar-free gum sweetened with the sugar alcohol Xylitol on the ground and you notice your dog Buster comes over and immediately eats it.

What should you do? Is it safe for your dog to consume?

According to the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) division of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Xylitol can cause a sudden drop in your pet’s blood sugar which can lead to depression, lack of coordination and even seizures in as little as 30 minutes.

Click here to find out more about this dangerous situation for your household pets and what you can do in case of accidental ingestion.


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