Xylitol, Peanut Butter, and Your Pet

Xylitol is a sugar substitute that has been growing in popularity in recent years – it is now found in over 700 human products! Although considered extremely safe for people, this sweetener is one substance that can make your pets sick – and may even kill them.

If you’ve ever reached for a spoonful of peanut butter to treat your dog, read on. Xylitol and peanut butter are a common combination, and you need to know if other items in your home contain this secret ingredient.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? How to Recognize a Pet Emergency

Is your pet having an emergency? Should you call a veterinarian in a pet emergency?Sometimes, a pet emergency is obvious; your pet is bleeding profusely, has stopped breathing, or has broken a bone. But what about those times when you’re concerned about your pet, but aren’t sure if the problem can wait until the next day?

You know your pet best, and any time you have the feeling something is off, it may be an indicator of a larger problem brewing. By familiarizing yourself with the common signs of a pet emergency, and calling us whenever you are in doubt about your pet’s health or safety, could make all the difference for your pet.

When Is It a Pet Emergency?

Time is of the essence when it comes to a true pet emergency. Bring your pet in for immediate medical attention if they are suffering from any of the following: Continue…