Re: [FH] Xylitol Sweetened & CoQ10 question
- Hi Marianna;
Xylitol is created from fructose, (fruit and corn sugar), with one molecule
added to it. When it hits the stomach it is quickly broken down by friendly
gut bacteria and turns into fructose. My understanding is that xylitol may
be toxic to dogs in that it triggers the pancreas to produce too much
insulin, thereby creating a hypoglycemic episode in dogs that are
specifically susceptible. I haven't heard anything about cats, other than
that it reduces plaque, which should be very good for heart patients and
their arteries. (-; The difference may be because cats don't have amylase
in their mouths to break down simple sugars and don't show carb absorption
in studies, (increased glucose in blood), that are presently coming out
around carbs and cats.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mmayer11" <mmayer11@...>
> I'm hoping members can advise me. I want to start Pearl on CoQ10. I'd
> prefer using a liquid form. I have found some online to select from.
> However one in particular uses Xylitol as a sweetener. I have a >vague
> memory of this sugar substitute being a no no for cats and/or dogs. Am I
> right? Does anyone on the List use CoQ10 in liquid form? If so, which
> brand do you use?
Pepper is showing the odd stress reaction from the heat, but rather than
create an oxygen tent we have been putting him into an air conditioned room
with a bed he loves. So far that is keeping him going in our heat wave.
Sorry you are having problems with Pearl.
Pat and all the boys