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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.

Pet Food

Also Known As:

Dog food, cat food, fish food, bird seed

pet food

Toxicity Level

Usually Nontoxic

Possible Symptoms

No symptoms are expected from eating a mouthful of fresh pet food.

What To Do

Give the child a few sips of water.

NOTE: If your child develops any symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Usually Nontoxic

Also Known As

Dog food, cat food, fish food, bird seed

What It Is

Pet foods contain a variety of plant- and animal-based ingredients similar to those people eat such as corn, rice, wheat, beef, poultry and fish. Pet food ingredients may be of lower taste quality compared to those sold for human consumption, but they are considered nontoxic.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

No symptoms are expected from eating a mouthful of fresh pet food.

What To Do

Give the child a few sips of water.

NOTE: If your child develops any symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Toxicity

No symptoms are expected from eating a mouthful of fresh pet food. May be a choking hazard for small children.

Eye Exposure

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

 

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