The owner of a Labrador retriever has taken to social media to share her heartbreaking story of the dog’s early and tragic death. Facebook user Melissa has asked for her sad story to be shared…to help save other dogs who might suffer the same awful fate from eating food which is toxic.
PLEASE SHARE****please share!!!
I’m writing about our dear dog Lucy. She passed away yesterday after eating bread made with xylitol. This is the product we used ( see pic of bag below). It was a series of unfortunate events as she surprisingly jumped up on the counter and ate the bread… I’m writing because we are heart broken.
Lucy’s owner explained what happened after the xylitol was consumed:
I’m sure that Lucy’s outcome would’ve been different if we knew about the toxic effect xylitol has in dogs. She went into complete liver failure after a series of plasma infusions and 24 hours in a veterinary ICU. She basically bled internally till her final moments.
A request for labeling and knowledge to be shared:
Melissa wrote of her desire for this story to be shared, and for companies to put warnings on their products:
We are heartbroken as a family. I’m not placing blame, but I’m pleading with the company to put warning on the bag/product itself! Lucy died at five short years of life with no previous health conditions. I don’t want for anyone else to endure our pain or great financial burden simply because they just didn’t know or understand the risks. I strongly feel that a warning should be placed on the front or back of the bag.
Please seriously consider my plea in honor of our beloved Lucy and share this post till we get some response from the company.
We were told this is becoming a much bigger issue as veterinary clinics are seeing many more cases of poisoning with the popularity of this product growing. It is even found in peanut butters ( which many owners give to their dogs)
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