There has recently been an image of a typed sign doing the rounds which claims that some peanut butters contain xylitol and can be toxic to dogs.
What is xylitol?
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol which is manufactured and used as an artificial sweetener to replace sugar. It has a lower glycaemic index than sugar and is safe in all species except for dogs.
Is Xylitol toxic to dogs?
Yes, Xylitol is toxic to dogs. There are 2 clinical causes of xylitol toxicity in dogs: