However, in this age of Keto diets — and with the rise of people diagnosed with diabetes, more and more popular foods and products are being offered in sugar-free forms. Specifically, these foods often contain xylitol. This safe sweetener for people can be found in sugar-free yogurts, chewing gum, mints and toothpaste.
However, xylitol is toxic to dogs. When a dog eats peanut butter containing xylitol, his blood sugar levels plummet and damage to the liver begins immediately. The xylitol causes a dog to vomit, have trouble walking, lose muscle control and worse. Some dogs can experience seizures, liver failure and even death.
By Sarah Zumhofe