Bill would require warning on products with xylitol


The AVMA is supporting the proposed Paws Off Act, a bipartisan House bill that would require xylitol-containing products to be labeled with a warning that the sweetener is toxic to dogs. Xylitol is used in a broad array of sugar-free foods and dental products, and xylitol poisoning calls to the ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center rose from slightly more than 200 in 2005 to 6,760 in 2018.

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