🐾 We carry Xylitol-free peanut butter for dogs! 🐾
🤔 Why is that important and what the heck is Xylitol?
Simply put, Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is as sweet as sucrose but with fewer calories and causes very little insulin release in humans. As well as that, it has been shown to prevent mouth bacteria that damages the surfaces of teeth which means it is a very common additive to toothpastes, sugar-free gums, and other oral care products.
🤔 Why is this dangerous for your pups?
When ingested in increments even as low as 0.1 gram per kg of your dog’s body weight, it can cause insulin spikes from the pancreas resulting in dangerously low blood sugar levels. This is shown with symptoms including vomiting, weakness, trembling, and seizures. At higher dosages, massive liver destruction can occur which may lead to the death of your pup.
With all that said, it is extremely important to double check the ingredients in the foods in your home and be sure to keep anything not dog-friendly out of their reach!
🙂 Since so many pups love peanut butter, Green Coast Pet’s Pawnut Butter was created specifically for dogs. Xylitol-free, gluten free, and it includes flaxseed which is an excellent source of OMEGA-3!