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Silver sulfadiazine
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Silver sulfadiazine

Can cats ingest silver sulfadiazine?
Type of Animal
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cat
Age of Animal
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6 years
Sex of Animal
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Male
Breed of Animal
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none
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
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July 28, 2006
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I would not recommend it. SSD is normally prescribed as a topical agent to reduce inflammation and help kill yeast infections (especially in the ears or on burns). Oral ingestion can lead to toxicity; primarily liver and kidney damage and/or bone marrow suppression.
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