Xylitol is a sweetener that is becoming more widely used in a variety of foods. It’s tasty and low-calorie – and can have serious unintended health consequences, not for you, but for your pet. In its pure form xylitol (“ZY-li-tol”) is a white crystalline powder, derived from various plants. It’s being touted as a safe sugar substitute [...]
Heartworm disease, heartworm tests, heartworm preventative – your animal’s yearly wellness exam always has some mention of heartworms. But what are they and why should you be concerned?