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Most of us know that dogs love peanut butter. What we may not be aware of is that not all peanut butter is good, and possibly dangerous, for dogs. From the article titled “THIS ONE INGREDIENT COULD MAKE PEANUT BUTTER DEADLY FOR YOUR DOG.”
“Xylitol, a sweetener used in many foods, including peanut butter, yogurt, toothpaste and chewing gum, is safe for humans but potentially deadly for dogs. If ingested, it can cause seizures, liver failure and death, warned one animal hospital, which called xylitol “extremely toxic” to dogs.
Most peanut butters are free of the sweetener, but its use as a low-calorie alternative to sugar is increasing, which means dog owners need to be vigilant when it comes to what their pets are eating. Peanut butter brands that contain xylitol include Go Nuts, Co., Krush Nutrition, Nuts ‘N More and P28 Foods.”