Did you know that sugar-free gum is poisonous to dogs?
Xylitol, a sugar alcohol, is the artificial sweetener found in gum, candy, and even in some over the counter medications. It doesn’t take very much of this substance to do damage. As little as two sticks of gum can poison a small dog. Be sure to keep anything containing Xylitol away from your dog. And, remember, just because it is safe for humans, doesn’t mean it is safe for your pet.