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Common Artificial Sweetener Poisonous to Dogs, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration is warning that a sweetener called Xylitol, which can be found in many sugar free gums, is poisonous to dogs. Although humans may consume this sweetener without issue, it has been found that it can potentially be fatal to your canine companions, and dog owners should be extra vigilant when it comes to this ingredient.

If a dog ingests the artificial sweetener, it can cause a spike of insulin to be released from its pancreas, making the dog’s blood sugar plummet to sometimes fatal levels. Symptoms that your dog is having a reaction to the sweetener include fatigue, vomiting, staggering, collapsing, and seizures. If you suspect your dog has ingested Xylitol, take him or her to the vet right away, as it is potentially a life-threatening emergency.

The number of instances of poisoning from the ingredient has risen over 3000 percent int he past decade, mostly because Xylitol is now present in many more foods and non-food items. Although it is most commonly found in chewing gum, it can also be present in items like toothpastes and peanut butter.

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+Denis Labelle I'm trying but the G+ app problems I'm continuing to have are making it almost impossible! 😩
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Google Play beta tests will soon be easier to join, as the apps will be listed in Google Play search results.

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Joining a group to a beta version of an app on Android hasn’t exactly been the simplest of tasks. It typically involves finding out or knowing about a Google+ group or Google Group that hosts the beta, then clicking through a special link in that group to opt-in to testing, before moving onto Google Play …
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Google Spaces Tip
To delete any of your posts in any Space, click on the dots at the time/date stamp, upper right. Less clunky than going to Settings, Activity Log where you still have to go to delete a comment.

Edit: MUST be done from the Space Stream. The feature doesn't show when you open your post.
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To access info/profile for a Space owner or member, click the people area at the top of the Space, then scroll to the person and click on their picture. Yes, it's clunky as hell and slow to respond. But it works on the app. Haven't tested via desktop. Had to click several times to get it to pop up.

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Anytime, +Linda Lawrey! Great tip, too!
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Google+ tip of the day: Post to Public collections.

I'm still seeing Google+ users who are posting privately, then wondering why they don't get any engagement.

When you set up a Collection, you get your one and only chance to make that Collection public or not. Make it public (if you want engagement on your posts).

If you've already got non-public Collections, delete them and create Public versions of them.

Little-known fact: The subscriber base of your Collections can be much higher than your follower count. My own wife +Amira Elgan has a follower count of 9,330. But her "Amira's Food" collection has 32,018 followers.

Post to public if you want engagement.

(Cup of tea pic taken in Marrakesh, Morocco, and unrelated to post.)
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Allo will offer an “incognito” mode that switches on an end-to-end encryption system known as Signal.
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The new Google keyboard just changed my life. When you are typing and you really need to go back like 18 random spaces and delete a type-o and you try like crazy to get the cursor in the right place....

Now, with the update today you just drag your finger on the space bar and it will move your cursor!!! Mind Blown!

Google Keyboard makes typing fast and easy with gesture and voice. Glide th...
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Google Allo and Duo both now showing a Country of Origin error in the Play Store, for Pre-registering.
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+Linda Lawrey where are you from ? Here (in France), pre-registering is available.
Seriously, a messaging application must be available world wide, Google Assistant integration or not.
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Preregistration on #GooglePlay for for #Duo and #Allo #io16
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Settings, Activity Log. View all of your posts and comments there as well as delete them.
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Interesting to see the new design and concept. Really feels like there's a lack of ability in some aspects, like the drawing of attention to a post with tagging.
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