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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I dropped a metformin 500 mg tab. My cocker spaniel ate it

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I dropped a metformin 500 mg tab. My cocker spaniel ate it before I got to it. She's about 35 pounds.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Lilly
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lilly?
Customer: 8 years old. otherwise healthy. she loves fruit, so I just gave her a few bites of watermelon to try to get some sugar in her
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Don't give it a second thought. Metformin is considered inactive in dogs. Lilly should remain unaffected. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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