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Is Ichthammol poisonous to cats in small quanities, ...

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Is Ichthammol poisonous to cats in small quanities, such as what it might like off of its paw, if being traeted with this drawing salve?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Joan replied 8 years ago.

Hello,

It seems that Ichthammol is acceptable as an anteseptic used in small quanties. The only concern I would have is does contain a small percentage of Zinc Oxide which can be toxic if taken internally in large quantities. Ichthammol is widely known as a veterinary ointment for soothing abrassions or injuries. One of the active ingredients is Chloroxylenol is a disinfectant of low toxicity as well as Coal Tar. If used sparingly this should not cause any problems. Joan

http://www.vmd.gov.uk/espcsite/Documents/134440.DOC

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