From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2006-08-03 13:49:00 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Bubblegum
Bonnie, some gums have a sweetener that can be poisonous for dogs, so
might pose a risk for ferrets.
It is Xylitol
This is from an ASPCA veterinary toxicologist:
**If** the gum contained that sweetener contact your vet AND print
out the article above.
Also give your vet (something every list member should always have
handy in hard copy for one's own use, too):
http://www.napcc.aspca.org/ ASPCA National Poison Control Center
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=apcc (alternative link
to above site)
Open 24/7, 365 day a year
There is a $50 consultation fee.
Angell Memorial Animal Medical Center Pet Poison Hotline
Both have the same per case fee the last time i checked and keep your
In dogs it induces a sudden drop in insulin, so looks like a sudden,
marked onset of insulinoma would. One or two pieces of this gum can
pose a risk for a 20 pound (9.1 kg) dog.
Mustelids are descended from the dog branch in Carnivora.
-- Sukie (not a vet, and not speaking for any of the below in my
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