Dog Crosses The Rainbow Bridge From Widely Used Food Additive

We were devastated to learn about Isa, the latest casualty of xylitol poisoning. Candy manufacturers continue to add the dangerous ingredient to their products, despite reports of its toxicity and canine fatalities.

Xylitol, according to WebMD, “is widely used as a sugar substitute and in sugar-free chewing gums, mints, and other candies.” Xylitol can also be found in peanut butter, oral care products and in some children’s cold medicines to mask the foul taste.

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What’s most concerning about xylitol is how toxic it is to dogs. Even in the tiniest amount, the sweetener can be deadly. According to vets, even a small piece of chewing gum can kill. The quicker you respond, the better. If your dog gets into anything containing xylitol, you MUST take him or her to the vet immediately.

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This is Isa’s family’s story:

“Most of you are aware that we lost our sweet Isa last night. We had to make the hardest decision and our hearts are extremely heartbroken. Not only did we lose an amazing dog but we lost a part of our family.

This is the culprit that took our sweet girl’s life last night and it happened so fast. Isa got into a container of Ice Breakers gum and consumed about half the container. We rushed her to the emergency vet. Upon arrival, she was having a grand mal seizure and her liver was already failing. The prognosis was not good.

I am posting this in hopes that this information can save one of your fur babies and make you aware. Ice Breakers gum has xylitol in it as most other gums do as well. It is extremely poisonous to animals. We knew it was poison and rushed her in. All it took was 1 hour. 1hr to turn our healthy dog into a dog fighting for her life.

Please keep gum out of reach from your four-legged babies.”

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We urge all dog owners to keep this ingredient out of your household completely. Be aware of your surroundings as well. Others can come into your home with gum in their pockets or purses. Put a sign up on your front door if need be! Just keep your dog safe by keeping this ingredient far, far away!

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Our prayers are with Isa and her family during this difficult time. RIP, sweet girl!


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Giving love and support to humans is something that some dogs do better than others.

While many dogs love everyone they meet and are willing to take treats or belly rubs from anyone, the pups we found are just the opposite.

These 10 dogs are some of the most loyal breeds on the planet. They are rock steady in their loyalty to their owner no matter what.

1) Akita

When the American Kennel Club (AKC) lists loyalty to describe the temperament of the Akita, you know they mean business. The beautiful double-coated working dog of Japanese ancestry is considered hardwired in protecting those she loves. They should be socialized with other dogs and people from the time they are puppies. Their silly, fun, but dignified personalities round out the loyal Akita.

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2) Boxer

This working dog is smart, full of energy, and oh so loyal to their family. They get along great with kids and have an innate instinct to protect their pack. He’s a watchdog with a heart of gold who oozes dedication to his owner.

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3) Skye Terrier

Known as the “small dog with the big ears,” this adorable breed hails from the Scottish Isle of Skye, hence the name. Whether you live in the city or the country, this small dog with a big personality is steadfast in snuggling, playtime, and remaining loyal to his owners.

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4) Beagle

This merry hound is friendly, curious and incredibly loyal. While he doesn’t mind the occasional couch potato time, this spunky pooch is energetic and merry. A fun fact about this hound: the breed standard is for 13 inches and under and another in the 13-15 inch category. No matter how you size him, these adorable dogs just want to cling to you.

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5) Shar-Pei

This wrinkly non-sporting breed is standoffish to strangers but very loyal to his owner. His ancient Chinese roots are part of the charm of the Shar-Pei. Regal, strong, and smart, if you want a BFF for life, this loose-skinned pooch may be the right choice for you.

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