Xylitol ingestions in dogs may result in severe hypoglycemia followed by acute hepatic failure and associated coagulopathies. Aggressive treatment may be needed, but the prognosis is generally expected to be good for dogs developing uncomplicated hypoglycemia. Because of increased availability of xylitol-containing products in the market and in the dog's environment, it is likely that there will continue to be increased exposures and toxicity in dogs.
Keywords: Coagulopathy; Hypoglycemia; Liver failure; Xylitol.
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