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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I just woke up and found broken bits of my used nuva ring on

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Hey I just woke up and found broken bits of my used nuva ring on the floor. It looks like my dog didn't swallow any of the ring but he still chewedit. It could have happened anywhere from a half hour ago to 5 hours ago. He's acting fine but should I be worried about the hormones? He's a 40 pound mixbreed that's a year and a half
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.


Similar to ingesting birth control pills, the hormones in the nuva rings have a wide safety margin in dogs. The most we typically see is some mild GI upset- nausea/ diarrhea. I would be surprised to even see those signs. You don't need to do anything. Just feed him normally.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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