Some dogs are so curious that they become accident-prone and end up in a collar...or worse. They love to get into things - purses, trash, cabinets - and that too is not a big deal until an emergency happens.
This week is Bubble Gum Week, and you might not know that bubble gum can be very dangerous to dogs. In particular, the sugar-free variety can be deadly. A common problem is chewing gums (as well as other lower-calorie foods and pastries) made with a chemical called xylitol. The ingestion of this chemical can cause Xylitol toxicity and can lead to seizures.
Additional problems such as liver failure can also occur. Read more. Go to: Xylitol Toxicity
Let this be a lesson to pick up anything your dog can get into. It's much like toddler-proofing a house: get on your hands and knees if you have to. Keep your purse up and out of the way and ensure that trash can lids are closed and locked. If your dog gets into cabinets, invest in child-proof locks.