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Dog Tragically Dies After Eating Brownies With Sugar Substitute, Xylitol
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Dog Tragically Dies After Eating Brownies With Sugar Substitute, Xylitol

Ruby ate two whole brownies and the xylitol content made her sick in just thirty-six hours.

Source: Facebook/Kate Chacksfield
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Trigger Warning: This article contains details that may be distressing to readers.

Dog owner Kate Chacksfield from West London, England shared the story of her beloved dog's death in an attempt to educate other pet owners about the dangers of Xylitol, a natural sugar substitute. Her canine Ruby ate two whole brownies that contained Xylitol which is toxic for dogs. According to PEOPLE, it can cause low blood sugar, seizures, liver failure, and even be fatal.  After consuming the brownies, the Vizsla got sick in just thirty-six hours. Nearly $13,000 in medical bills and eights days of illness later, she tragically passed away.

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“I had no idea how serious eating natural sweeteners was for dogs, the photos of her on life support still make me cry,” Chacksfield told Caters News Agency. Since Ruby snuck brownies in the past Chacksfield did not realize how serious the situation would be. She didn’t know Xylitol was so dangerous for dogs to ingest. Chocolate is also toxic to the animals.“I only made brownies with Xylitol in to reduce the amount of sugar I was eating,” she said.