Are there any precautions with xylitol?
Like most sugar alcohols, overconsumption of xylitol can lead to temporary gastrointestinal effects like gas, bloating, and diarrhea. A laxative effect can occur because sugar alcohols are not completely broken down during digestion.
Certain foods are harmful to dogs, and xylitol is one of them. Ingestion of xylitol causes increased insulin production which can be life-threatening. If your dog ingests xylitol, feed them table sugar right away, and call the veterinarian for further instruction.