Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that is relatively well tolerated by most people. It is in lots of "sugar-free" or artificially sweetened products, from candy to gum to nutritional supplements like melatonin.
Now there are a few brands of peanut butter that contain it. Xylitol in pets can cause life-threatening episodes of low blood sugar, and can cause severe, even fatal liver damage.
Here's a link to more about the Xylitol in some peanut butter:
4 thoughts on “Peanut Butter artificially sweetened with Xylitol is dangerous for your dog”
thanks for the post. Very important and informative 🙂
I didn’t know this before. Thank you for the information.
Well ummm, no duhh right? Why on earth would you add xylotol to your dogs food? That’s messed up!
The problem is that a lot of food for people is now sweetened with xylitol. People often share food with their pets, and not everyone reads the labels. Also not everyone realizes that xylitol is bad for dogs.