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Bad Xylitol, Bad…

Did I mention Xylitol is bad???

It can be in candy, gum (a lot of gum), chewable vitamins, supplements, peanut butter, substitutes for sugar, and even sold in a container that looks like honey as a honey substitute.

So many products like this one below have xylitol listed only in the fine print.
In this label, xylitol is very high on the list…

Read every one of the ingredients in the products you have around the house AND especially items you will be giving you dog.

Remember ingredients are listed in descending order by weight. In other words – biggest first. Xylitol is very high on the list for this product.

Others have done a great job of outlining the toxicity of xylitol in dogs. Here are some excepts from the veterinarian professionals:

Preventive Vet’s article “My Dog Ate Xylitol,” includes some of these warnings:

Dogs rapidly and almost completely absorb xylitol.

Ingestion of greater than 0.1g/kg can result in hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)…greater than 0.5 g/kg may result in acute liver failure.

Xylitol can cause low blood sugar within thirty minutes after ingestion… but may not show initial symptoms for twelve hours…

Preventive Vet, Dr. Beth Turner

Twelve hours is a long time to wait for symptoms to appear for a poison that acts this quickly.

So, if you think your dog has ingested xylitol – call the vet or poison control hotline immediately. A lot of irreversible damage can occur quickly.

VCA Animal Hospitals article “Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs,” includes some of these warnings:

The most common source of xylitol poisoning that Pet Poison Helpline gets calls about comes from sugar-free gum, although cases of xylitol poisoning from other sources such as supplements and baked goods are on the rise. In 2020, Pet Poison Helpline had 5,846 calls involving dogs ingesting xylitol!

VCA Animal Hospitals, Dr,’s Renee Schmid and Ahna Brutlag

Xylitol is too dangerous, too quickly toxic, and too easy to miss.

Reading the label of everything that comes into your house can help you avert tragedy.

Then… research online ahead of time so you know who to call if you suspect your dog has ingested xylitol. Don’t wait until time is running out.

Here is the website and phone number (888) 426-4435) for the ASPCA Poison Control. There may be a charge.

New Year’s dog training resolution?

Did you make a resolution to train you dog in 2023? Or did you resolve to get some pesky dog behaviors under control in 2023?

It’s never a bad time to improve your dog’s behaviors and improve everyone’s quality of life.

Management does not guarantee your dog will be able to build snow-people.

But we can try…

Winter 2023 session starts Saturday January 14th, 2023.
  • Basic – 9:00 am
  • Distract O Doggie – 10:10 am
  • Intermediate – 11:20 am
For more information

click here or contact Lisa@threedogstraining.com

Animal Assisted Intervention and Advanced class.

The Animal Assisted Intervention and the Advanced classes have been merged because there is so much overlap.

All the skills that would normally be considered only for the Animal Assisted Interventions class should be in everyone’s toolbox as they take their dogs out into public for walks, recreation, pick up kids at the school bus, vacations, sports, etc.

Every interaction your dog has with a stranger is a moment to affect that person’s life.

  • If you have wanted to do the Advanced class to hone skills or prepare for the CGC – this is the class.
  • If you want to volunteer with your dog to do Animal Assisted Interventions – this is the class for you.
  • If you are already working your dog on Animal Assisted Intervention visits, this class will help you develop more broad handling and supporting skills.
  • If you are training your dog to do service work for you, this class will give you the tools so you can work your dog appropriately in public.

If you have questions, or are not sure if your dog is ready for this class, please email me.

Or to enroll, click here.

Fall is back to school for dogs, too.

Three Dogs Training class enrollment.

Management does not guarantee your dog will be able to read!
Fall session starts Saturday September 10th, 2022.
  • Basic – 9:00 am
  • Distract O Doggie – 10:10 am
  • Intermediate – 11:20 am
Fall/Winter session starts Saturday October 29th, 2022.
  • Basic – 9:00 am
  • Distract O Doggie – 10:10 am
  • Advanced and Animal Assisted Intervention- 11:20 am

The A/AAI class is a new combination class. More details will be posted shortly.

After all, life can’t be all donuts and toys…

For more information:

click here or contact Lisa@threedogstraining.com

Still time for Summer School

Three Dogs Training class enrollment.

Management does not guarantee your dog will be able to read!
Summer session starts Saturday July 9th, 2022.
  • Basic – 9:00 am
  • Distract O Doggie – 10:10 am
  • Intermediate – 11:20 am
After all, life can’t be all donuts and toys…

For more information:

click here or contact Lisa@threedogstraining.com