We all know chocolate is a big no no for dogs, but did you know that xylitol, which is commonly found in sugarless products is also fatal? The xylitol makes the dogs blood sugar levels drop and if it gets low enough the dog will start having seizures. Xylitol can also cause liver damage. If you have a dog under 20 pounds, 2 pieces of sugar free gum could be fatal. So be careful if you have any in your purse that you keep it out of their reach. If you suspect your dog has gotten in to any sugar free products containing xylitol, take them to the vet immediately. It only takes 30 minutes to an hour for their blood sugar to start dropping.
Well, now on to some yummy natural treats that won’t drop your pups blood pressure. I found Shorty’s Gourmet Treats on Etsy and they look amazing! We haven’t gotten to try any just yet, but they are on the way and I’ll be sure to let you know once the doggies get a taste.
Shorty’s Gourmet Treats are handmade with ALL natural organic ingredients. There is no salt, corn, sugar, artificial colors or flavors, byproducts or preservatives in any of the treats! Shorty’s Gourmet also carries a variety of vegan and hypoallergenic treats. Every item is made to order and are vacuum sealed for freshness.
What I love about the site is the variety of treats Shorty’s Gourmet makes. You can get the every day cookies or special baked goods like cupcakes and donuts. Here is a glimpse of some of their goodies:They look yummy enough for me to eat! Shorty’s Gourmet Treats uses organic carob -an all natural alternative to chocolate which is entirely safe and edible by dogs, in a lot of their products in case you are wondering why the owls are brown. All of Shorty’s Gourmet Treats are affordable ranging from $2.50-$5. Or you can purchase gift sets for $15.
The Giveaway: Shorty’s Gourmet Treats is offering 1 lucky reader any treat from their site- other than the gift sets
The Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 5, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US
How to Enter: Visit Shorty’s Gourmet Treats and tell me what you would pick if you won. Click on “Comments” to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
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