Xylitol is found in many things, with the most common being sugar free gum and sugar free candy. However, it can also be present in baked goods, toothpastes, and even peanut butter these days! Peanut butter is especially scary, considering that this is a common yummy treat fed to dogs, so be sure to read the labels! The biggest concern with Xylitol is its ability to lower sugar (glucose) levels in the body and cause significant liver damage. Xylitol toxicity can happen very quickly, with signs noted as soon as 10-15 minutes after ingestion! Clinical signs of xylitol toxicity include vomiting, diarrhea, dark blood in the stool, weakness, walking funny, tremors, seizures, and yellowing of the skin, eyes and gums. Because xylitol toxicity can occur so quickly, getting your cat or dog to the vet as soon as possible is vital.