Issue 18: March 10

Dear Max,

My human always scolds me when I get into her purse. She says the gum in her purse will make me sick but it smells so good! Is that true?

–Mischievous Mutt

Dear Mischievous,

I agree with you, gum does smell good! But your human is right, you could suffer from xylitol toxicity if you eat things like gum, mints or even some of those sweet baked goods your human is never willing to share. It may not seem fair but it's better than getting sick. You and your human can learn in this article on Xylitol Toxicity in Dogs.

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