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Sugar Substitutes: New Toxic Killer of Dogs

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Why are sugar substitutes harmful to your dogs?
Air Date: 11/13/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Jeff Werber, DVM
Jeff WerberDr. Jeff Werber has dedicated his life to the care and protection of animals and maintains that pets are more than just companions; they are part of the family and deserve to be treated that way.

A top graduate of the University of California Davis Veterinary School, Dr. Jeff established his Los Angeles-based private clinic, Century Veterinary Group, in 1988. Dr. Jeff cares for the pets of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Britney Spears, Julia Roberts, Ben Affleck, Eddie Murphy, Paula Abdul, Rod Stewart, Mark Wahlberg, Patrick Dempsey, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt and many more – along with those of everyday pet owners.
Sugar Substitutes: New Toxic Killer of Dogs
Xylitol is a sugar substitute increasingly being used by food manufacturers.

It has been deemed safe for humans but is extremely harmful to dogs; roughly 100 times as toxic as milk chocolate, a more widely known hazard. The sweetener is causing a surge in accidental dog poisonings, some fatal, according to animal poison-control centers.

What foods are toxic and dangerous to dogs that you might have laying around your kitchen?

Listen in as Dr. Jeff Werber shares the sugar substitutes (and other foods) that are extremely deadly to your dogs.
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