Warning: Popular sweetener could be fatal for dogs

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It’s a cause for concern.

It can be fatal to dogs and it’s spreading in popular people foods you might give your dog as a treat.

Tom Dock, a certified veterinary journalist, and Patty Spitler were on 24-Hour News 8 at noon Thursday to talk about the artificial sweetener Xylitol.

They shared important information about the sweetener and the foods it’s appearing in more and more lately. Tom and Patty also explained what signs to look for if your dog has ingested a food with Xylitol in it.

Click play in the video box to learn more. You can also visit the Pet Poison Help Line for some helpful information.

Don’t forget you can watch Pet Pals TV Sundays at 10 a.m. on WISH-TV, followed by Boomer TV at 10:30 a.m.

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