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Dog possibly ate metformin. He is 25 lbs. Possibly ate one

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Dog possibly ate metformin. He is 25 lbs. Possibly ate one pill of 1000mg.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
He is acting normally. Has not vomited.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I thought this was going to be fast.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I did not know this could take up to a whole day. I was doing this on my computer and the "vets assistant" said she'd connect me. I had to go and decided to start over on my phone. It seemed like it was an immediate connection but now I'm seeing it could take an entire day?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry for the delay. Metformin is considered inactive in dogs and so he should remain unaffected. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

(9:30PM here) I have to leave my computer for the night. I don't expect any problem to develop.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

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