Not So Sweet: The Dangers of Xylitol in Pets

Xylitol in pets can be a pet emergency

When you toss a special morsel to your four-legged, it’s important to be sure that your treat of choice is a safe one. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates knows that it can be challenging to keep track of what you can and can’t feed your pet. Some things, like chocolate, are an obvious pass, while others can be a bit more tricky.

Keep reading to learn all about the dangers of Xylitol in pets and where you might find it in your pantry and beyond.

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Essential Oils and Pet Poisoning

Essential Oils and Pet PoisoningEssential oils have enjoyed widespread interest and popularity in recent years. And it’s no wonder – they have the potential to soothe a variety of ailments and they smell wonderful. However, for all their positive attributes, essential oils can result in a pet poisoning if absorbed through the skin or inhaled.

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All About Pet Dental Chews and Treats

pet dental needsMost of us love to give our pets treats on a regular basis. Who can resist those puppy dog eyes, not to mention our sweet cat purring in anticipation of a tasty treat? And, if giving them a dental treat is good for their teeth, even better. After all, it’s something they love and it’s healthy for them, right?

Well, it’s complicated. Many pet dental chews and treats are marketed to improve pets’ oral health, reduce plaque and tartar, and even take the place of regular cleanings and toothbrushings. But, good dental hygiene is more than just keeping your pet’s teeth shiny and white. Effective pet dental care preserves the quality of the teeth and gums and prevents periodontal disease, giving your pet a healthier and longer life.

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates decided to break down dental chews and treats, to find out if they are too good to be true.

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