Can dogs eat Birch sugar?

can dogs have birch sugarNo



No. Birch sugar is toxic to dogs. It's more commonly known as xylitol. If ingested, birch sugar can cause hypoglycemia in dogs. With very low blood sugar levels, your dog can experience weakness, seizures, muscle tremors, and even death.


  • Birch sugar or xylitol is toxic to dogs. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is derived from birch bark or other plants. Birch sugar is used as a sugar substitute and can be found in many sugar-free food products, such as chewing gums, mints, candies, and ice creams.
  • When dogs consume birch sugar, it is quickly absorbed into their bloodstream, which causes a rapid release of insulin. This decreases blood sugar at dangerous levels. When left untreated, it can be life-threatening for dogs.
  • Symptoms of birch sugar or xylitol toxicity include incoordination, weakness, and seizures.

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