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Old 01-21-2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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My son ate cat food, do I need to call the doctor?

I feel stupid even asking, my gut says no. However my husband would freak out if he knew and if he was home he'd insist we call the doc or poison control. Gman only got 1 or 2 pieces before I figured out the dog dragged some into the living room. So it's not like he got handfuls of the stuff. I just don't know if it's dangerous or if my hubby's over protective tendencies are rubbing off on me. Itty Bits will be fine, right? Maybe I should just not tell hubby unless he asks (which feels awkward). How can something so small feel like such a big deal.

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Old 01-21-2010, 10:56 AM   #2
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mine ate lots, loved it. he thought it was a floor buffet. no worries.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's OK. My son used to eat dog food, and he never got sick. That's not to say that I would allow it or anything, lol, but it's not something to worry about.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:27 AM   #4
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nah, no need to call. It may not be the healthiest thing, but it's not gonna hurt him.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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Re: My son ate cat food, do I need to call the doctor?

My son tends to still the bacon treats from the dog & he's never gotten sick before. Im sure it's fine, Mama!
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Dry cat food? Not dangerous in a few bites. The cheaper the food, the more junk like potentially carcinogenic artificial colors, animal waste (called digest), and inedible animal parts (called by-products). The best pet foods are actually human grade with all ingredients being recognizable and things you likely eat (yogurt, fruits, veggies and actual meat). On the other hand, moist cat and dog food (like chewy?) has propylene glycol and/or ethylene glycol in it which is antifreeze so I don't feed that junk to my pets or kids . Whatever the food, a few bites isn't a biggee.
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My DD used to steal dog food pieces out of the dog bowls everytime I would turn my back and she's fine. Its weird how many other kids have done that. I thought my DD was just nutty!
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Re: My son ate cat food, do I need to call the doctor?

LOL @ floor buffet, Joslin!

And OP, my 9-month-old did the same thing a few days ago. Grossed me out, but he was thrilled. He tried to eat the bag itself when I turned my back this morning.
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I ate dog food when I was little..by mistake of course(thought it was cocoa puffs )..I'm fine..physically..mentally is a whole different story. I'm sure you're son is just fine!
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Everyone in my family has had their share of cat food, not my kids because we don't have cats but my brothers and I, my husband and his siblings and so on. I wouldn't worry about it.
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