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DANGER!! Bach's Rescue Remedy Candies

Longblades
November 20th, 2008, 03:38 PM
By now I hope we all know the sweetener, xylitol is extremely dangerous to dogs.

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/xylitol.asp

Anyone using Bach's Rescue Remedy, candy version, should be aware it contains xylitol. The spray doesn't.

Do NOT use the candies to calm your dog.
http://mainepets.mainetoday.com/blogentry.html?id=9116

This next link is one that shows the ingredients do include xylitol. I could not find it on the manufacturer's own website.
http://www.goldenglow.com.au/product.asp?pID=712&cID=21


This warning may have been posted before but a reminder never hurts and not knowing, could.

BenMax
November 20th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Can I give them to my XDH??

Longblades
November 20th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Yes, they are safe for people. That IS what you meant isn't it? :D:D:D

Where XDHs are concerned, mightened it be the XDW who would need the calming influence more? :D

Love4himies
November 20th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Can I give them to my XDH??

You can but they probably won't do what you want them to do :laughing: I think it may be safe for humans.

kathryn
November 20th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Uhhh, what kind of butt brain gives any animal candy not specifically labeled for animals to an animal? Regardless of brand, you don't just give a dog some candy. Unless it says something like "yummy dog chewy candies" or something, but even then wouldn't you read the package beforehand?

Maybe I'm the only one obsessed with reading labels on things before I buy them, ingest them or give them to someone else (including my pets !!)

Karin
November 20th, 2008, 10:59 PM
I have never heard of such a thing and would never give anything like this to an animal.
They do things a bit different up there anyways and I'll give them that...we do things our way too.

sugarcatmom
November 21st, 2008, 12:04 AM
I have never heard of such a thing and would never give anything like this to an animal.

Rescue Remedy (http://www.rescueremedy.com/pets/) is a mixture of flower essences frequently used by pet owners to help calm animals in stressful situations. It's usually the drops or spray that is used, but it looks like they now have a pastille (http://www.nelsonsstore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=NS&Product_Code=BF01451&Category_Code=RR) version. It's really not that big of a stretch to think some people might use it for a dog, especially if it doesn't list Xylitol in the ingredients, or they don't know it's harmful. So thanks, Longblades, for the warning.

They do things a bit different up there anyways and I'll give them that...we do things our way too.

Not sure what you mean by this :confused:. It's not an American vs Canadian issue. Rescue Remedy is available and used in both countries.

Longblades
November 22nd, 2008, 10:19 AM
specifically labeled for animals Sadly, even reading labels is not a sure-fire method for diligent consumers. If it were, none would have fed their loved pet food with melamine in it. Or have given their children toys with lead based paint on them.