Does anyone else think that xylitol doesn't get enough attention? I mean everyone on planet Earth knows that chocolate is bad for dogs, my aunt freaks out if a chocolate chip falls on the ground. But chocolate isn't even that bad. Xylitol, from what I've read, is super bad and by the time you notice something's wrong your dog is in liver failure. I have not met anybody, outside of forums of course, who has ever heard of xylitol. Today I was talking to my mom and she informed me that Tucker ate a sleeve of her sugar free cookies today. Xylitol was the first thing that popped into my head and I asked her to check the ingredients, luckily there was some other sweetener instead. But my mom didn't know what on Earth I was talking about and didn't really want to check the label, she figured if he isn't vomitting there isn't a problem. If he had been vomitting she probably would have just assumed it was an upset stomach from eating so much. I don't think she understood how toxic it was, especially for a dog of his size. I feel like xylitol needs some news attention or something. Especially now when everyone is on a diet and there are so many diabetics who are all eating sugar free stuff. But I don't think most people would know to check for it. This is mostly of a rant/reaction to me being scared about mom leaving sleeves of poison cookies around the house for my dog to eat.