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Hiya, my dog, a 16kilo 18 month old English Springer spaniel chewed up a 500mg metformin slow release tablet about 3 hours ago. No vomiting or anything yet. Should I be worried?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?

Nothing apart from the tablet! He chewed up the outside of the box mainly, and one tablet was chewed up

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

No - completely healthy in every way

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Please don't be alarmed. Metformin is inactive in dogs. There's no need to induce emesis or treat in any manner. Please respond with further questions or concerns.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks for your reply - happy to say 24 hours later, he's fine with no ill effects! Timely reminder that nothing is sacred to a Springer!!

You're quite welcome. Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. You may receive an inappropriate follow-up from the site ostensibly sent by me. It wasn't and I apologize in advance should you receive it.

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