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    Is Xylitol Toxic to Cats?


    While many more people are (thankfully) now aware of the dangers that xylitol poses to dogs, people often wonder if xylitol  — an increasingly common sugar substitute —can have the same devastating effects should their cats ever get a hold of something with xylitol in it. It’s a great and important question… and one that it looks like we finally have an answer to!

    It was previously assumed that xylitol wasn’t toxic to cats

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    Topics: pet safety tips, toxicity in cats, Xylitol, Is Xylitol Safe, Foods that aren't good for cats

    Easter fun with Fluffy: Keeping your pets safe and healthy during the holiday


    Easter is a great time to celebrate with family, but if you have pets, there are a few extra things you might want to think about if you want to keep them happy, healthy, and safe.

    Decorating can be dangerous

    Some of the plants and flowers that are commonly placed around the house and on tables this time of year can cause some serious problems for your pets. A few of the more common, and more dangerous, Easter-associated plants & flowers are listed below, but for a more extensive list of poisonous plants and flowers – and some nontoxic alternatives check out Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants on the ASPCA's webpage.

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    Topics: Dog Safety, Cat Safety, pet safety tips, poisonous plants for dogs, poisonous plants for cats, pet safety, Lilies, Are Grapes Safe for Dogs, Easter Lily, Easter Flowers, easter, Xylitol, holiday safety, holiday pet safety tips, easter dinner, Blog

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    Please do not ask emergency or other specific medical questions about your pets in the blog comments. As an online informational resource, Preventive Vet is unable to and does not provide specific medical advice or counseling. A thorough physical exam, patient history, and an established veterinary-patient-client relationship is required to provide specific medical advice. If you are worried that your pet is having an emergency or if you have specific medical questions related to your pet’s current or chronic medical conditions, please contact or visit your veterinarian, an animal-specific poison control hotline, or your local emergency veterinary care center.

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