My Child Ate Cat Litter
If your child ate a small amount of cat litter, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting or constipation. Call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 if symptoms develop. This call is free and confidential.
What to know: Cat Litter
- Cat litter is also known as kitty litter, Fresh Step and Arm & Hammer.
Toxicity LevelWhat are toxicity levels?
My kid ate cat litter. Is cat litter toxic?
Clean cat litter is minimally toxic in small amounts. If your child ate a mouthful or less, no symptoms are expected.
Dirty cat litter is also considered minimally toxic. If you’re worried your child consumed dirty litter, you can learn more about animal poop here.
Symptoms of PoisoningEating a small amount of cat litter likely won’t cause any symptoms. If your child is not having symptoms, give them a few sips of water and monitor for vomiting or constipation.
- Cat litter may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
- If your child got cat litter in their eyes, rinse by pouring clean, lukewarm water across the affected eye(s) for 15 minutes.
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