My dog at a whole box of sugarfree gum.

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She became very ill and I had to take her to the emergency vet. The veterinarian says she may die! Can a dog die from eating sugar free gum?

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Asked on December 7, 2015 10:05 pm
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The artificial sweetener in most sugar free gum is xylitol. It can be lethal in relatively small doses. Two pieces of gum in a 10 pound dog can cause marked hypoglycemia, leading to possible seizures and even acute death. The more that is eaten, the greater the risk for permanent, lethal liver damage. Supportive care is your best course of action; including vigorous intravenous fluid therapy.

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Posted by Dr. Gaylord Brown
Answered on December 7, 2015 10:06 pm
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