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With more people concerned about the negative effects of table sugar, there are more and more products nowadays that incorporate artificial sweeteners among their ingredients.

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What exactly are artificial sweeteners? Artificial sweeteners are simply sugar substitutes, basically food additives that are meant to provide a sweet taste that mimics sugar but without the worry of excess calories. These sweeteners may be produced naturally or, in the case of artificial sweeteners,synthetically.

Following is some information about different types of artificial sweeteners/sugar substitutes often used in many food and non food items along with the negative effects they may have on dogs.

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buy canada goose jacket cheap Is Aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal) Bad for Dogs? Aspartame is a sweetener that has grown in popularity. Brand names of aspartame include Nutrasweet, Equal, and Sugar Twin. While this sweetener contains calories, it’s appealing to consumers because according to the Food and Drug Administration. aspartame is 200 times sweeter than table sugar which means that smaller amounts can be canada goose factory outlet used. buy canada goose jacket cheap

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While aspartame is not really toxic to canada goose jacket uk dogs, it has the potential to cause an canada goose outlet store toronto upset stomach in dogs, explains veterinarian Dr. Marie Haynes.

According to the ASPCA, because of the potential for causing mild gastrointestinal upset when eaten in significant quantities, it’s a good idea for dog owners to therefore refrain from offering dogs foods containing such sweetener.

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What happens if a dog happens to ingest stevia? In scholarly studies, stevia has not been found to be toxic to dogs, however, an osmotic effects may be seen following the ingestion of excessive amounts of this artificial sweetener.

The osmotic effect may lead to diarrhea and this is due to the nature of the molecules of stevia which have a tendency to draw water from the body into the lumen of the colon (osmosis). As a result, dogs develop loose stools which is referred to as osmotic diarrhea, explains canada goose gilet mens uk veterinarian Dr. Edwards.

Is Sucralose (Splenda) Bad for Dogs?Sucralose is a sweetener that is sold under the brand name Splenda. As several other sweeteners, Splenda is appealing to consumers because a little goes a long way canada goose outlet mississauga considering that it’s 600 times sweeter than table sugar.

Sucralose is found in many foods such as several beverages, gelatins and frozen dairy based desserts. Unlike aspartame, sucralose remains stable and retains its sweetness when baked, hence its popularity in baked goods.

As with the other artificial sweeteners discussed above, sucralose has not been found to cause toxicity in dogs; however, excess consumption can potentially cause irritation to the intestine leading to gastrointestinal upset.

Is Saccharin, Sweet and Low, Bad for Dogs?Saccharin is a sweetener that is sold under the brand name Sweet and Low, Sweet Twin, Sweet’N Low, and Necta Sweet. This sweetener is also very effective in providing sweetness to foods considering that it’s 200 to 700 times sweeter than table sugar.

Currently, saccharin is often found in juices, various beverages, powdered drink mixes labeled for use in “diets,” light salad dressing, canned fruit canned in “light” syrup, low calorie jams or jellies and flavored syrups for ice cream,

Saccharin is also not toxic to dogs, but some dogs will experience some digestive upset from the Sweet N Low.

uk canada goose Xylitol, The Most Dangerous Sugar SubstituteAmong all the artificial sweeteners that can pose harm to dogs, xylitol is the worst. Xylitol is actually, not really an artificial sweetener, it’s a naturally occurring sugar alcohol. It is highly toxic to dogs and can cause a variety of health problems and even death if ingested in certain amounts. uk canada goose

A main problem is the ubiquity of xylitol nowadays. With more and more products containing xylitol, cheap canada goose the risks are no longer limited to chewing gum, throat lozenges, candy, sugar free pudding snacks and breath mints.

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According to the Pet Poison Helpline, dogs may develop xylitol toxicosis at doses as low as 0.1g/kg body weight. At such doses, dogs become prone to the negative effects of hypoglycemia, that is, low blood glucose. At doses of of 0.5g/kg and above, acute liver failure occurs. Symptoms may be seen as early as 10 to 15 minutes in small dogs.

Symptoms associated with xylitol toxicity in dogs include lethargy, weakness, shaking, vomiting, black, tarry stools, jaundice (yellowing of skin/mucus membranes), seizures, collapse, coma and death.

Treatment for xylitol toxicity includes inducing vomiting (if the ingestion was very recent considering how fast xylitol is absorbed and the dog is still active and alert and capable of swallowing) canada goose shop robbed close monitoring of the dog’s glucose levels/ liver enzymes, administration of IV fluids and dextrose in the case the affected dogs has developed low glucose levels.

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