1. Sugarless Chewing Gum and Breath Mints (xylitol)
Have sugarless gum or mints in your purse? Most sugarless gums, including some Trident, Orbit, and Ice Breaker brands, contain xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic to dogs. Some sugarless mints, flavored multivitamins, toothpastes, and mouthwashes may also be made with xylitol. When ingested, even small amounts of xylitol can result in a life-threatening and rapid drop in blood sugar (hypoglycemia); large amounts of xylitol, meanwhile, can cause liver failure. As each product has various amounts of xylitol in it, contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline at 855-213-6680 if you suspect that your dog ingested anything containing xylitol.