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If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not positive of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.

Cat Litter

Also Known As:

Kitty litter

cat litter

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Possible Symptoms

Swallowing a mouthful or less of any type of cat litter should not cause any symptoms. If larger amounts are eaten the following could occur: vomiting, constipation or rarely an intestinal blockage.

What To Do

If your child is not having symptoms, give a few sips of water.

NOTE: If vomiting, constipation or any other symptoms occur, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Also Known As

Kitty litter

What It Is

Most cat litter contains clay or bentonite clay to absorb urine and odors. Some cat litters contain silica gel or plant based products derived from pine, wheat or corn.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

Swallowing a mouthful or less of any type of cat litter should not cause any symptoms. If larger amounts are eaten the following could occur: vomiting, constipation or rarely an intestinal blockage.

What To Do

If your child is not having symptoms, give a few sips of water.

NOTE: If vomiting, constipation or any other symptoms occur, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Toxicity

Minimally toxic in small amounts, such as a mouthful or less.

Eye Exposure

If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.

 

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