Xylitol Toxicity Calculator: How much is deadly for my dog?

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How much xylitol is toxic to dogs?

The toxicity levels of xylitol vary based on your dog's weight and the amount of xylitol they ingested. However, even very small amounts can prove deadly for your dog.

  • 50 milligrams (mg) of xylitol per pound of body weight (110 mg per kg) can result in hypoglycemia.

  • over 500 milligrams (mg) of xylitol per pound of body weight (1000 mg per kg) can result in a rapid insulin release leading to liver failure.

What is Xylitol

Xylitol is a common sugar alcohol found in many of drinks and foods we eat everyday. For us humans, it isn't too harmful even if ingested frequently. Dogs, however, can't have too much of this substance without potentially fatal effects.

The table below lists common foods and drinks and their respective xylitol amounts.

Food Xylitol Content
Sugar-free gum0.22 - 1.0 gram per piece
Sugar-free candy0.1 - 0.5 gram per piece
Sugar-free baked goods0.2 - 0.8 grams per serving
Sugar-free cough syrup1.0 - 1.5 grams per teaspoon
Sugar-free children’s chewable vitamins0.3 grams per tablet
Toothpaste (Colgate Total)1 gram per gram
Sugar-free peanut butter (specific brands)0.1 - 0.6 grams per serving
Sugar-free mouthwash (Listerine Zero)0.02 grams per ml
Sugar-free jellies and jams (Nature's Hollow)2 grams per serving
Sugar-free drinks (Vitamin Water Zero)0.5 grams per bottle
Sugar-free ice creams (Halo Top)5 grams per pint
Sugar-free desserts (Atkins brand)0.5-1.5 grams per serving
Sugar-free mints (Ice Breakers)0.3 gram per piece
Sugar-free syrups (Torani)0.2 grams per pump
Sugar-free ketchup (Heinz No Sugar Added)0.05 grams per serving
Sugar-free BBQ sauce (G Hughes)0.1 grams per serving

To determine if the amount of xylitol your dog ingested is fatal use my simple tool below. If your curious about keeping your dog safe, visit my dog grape toxicity calculator and dog chocolate toxicity calculator.

Amount of Xylitol ingested (grams):
Dog's weight (pounds):


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Posted by: Matt Irving on 9/13/2023