Birch Sugar - Is Toxic to Our Dogs?

Write By: cdvet Published In: Pet Care Created Date: 2015-10-21 Comment: 0

More and more often is birch sugar used for cooking and baking. 
There is a warning not to give to eat the baked and cooked food to the dog. 
But why? 

Is Birch sugar toxic to dogs and if so, why? 
Birch sugar = xylitol 
The original production of xylitol, which was developed many years ago, is based on a chemical modification of wood sugar. 
Wood sugar comes as before in birch wood, straw or corn cobs and is also a waste product of paper manufacturing. 
The classic xylitol production from wood sugar is a very complicated process, which of course is also expensive. Although birch sugar is a naturally occurring substance, but it needs to be produced industrially for food or toiletries by cumbersome procedures. Increasingly come under criticism recently Xylitol is both due to this manufacturing method, as well as due to the fact that uncertainty prevails about how This sugar substitute is metabolized in the body. Through the gift of sweets the organism is stimulated to increased insulin production in order to keep blood sugar levels in balance. 
In contradistinction to us humans insulin secretion is enormously increased by xylitol in dogs, which leads to a drop in blood sugar levels and can have significant consequences for the animal. For this reason, xylitol should not be fed to dogs. In the worst case, a feeding of birch sugary products lead to weakness, including the loss of co-ordination and liver damage. Therefore, please keep all dog treats Safe.

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