If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not possible of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.
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.
If your child is not having symptoms, give a few sips of water.
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.
NOTE: If vomiting, constipation or any other symptoms occur, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Minimally toxic in small amounts, such as a mouthful or less.
If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.
Don't hesitate to call the Poison Helpline.