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10 Things Not to Feed Your Pets

Candy

Candy and Gum — It’s good to keep consumption of any sugary substances to a controlled minimum, as they can lead to obesity and diabetes – good advice for both pets and humans. However, artificially sweetened products, especially gum, replace their sugar with Xylitol, a substance that increases insulin production in your pet and decreases blood sugar levels. Your dog or cat may have seizures following ingestion and liver failure is possible within a few days of consumption.

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Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's managing editor. He can be reached at rmarr@metroweekly.com.

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