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Oh dear, DS has just eaten some cat sick

(18 Posts)
krang Sat 14-Jul-07 11:10:15

I thought I had found and identified all the piles of cat sick my cat has kindly left round the house today.

Of course, I didn't notice the one right by the kitchen table until I looked up and saw DS happily stuffing a handful of it into his mouth.

I have washed his mouth out, washed his hands, howled at the moon a bit. Reassurance that DS is not going to die of cat germs would be appreciated. (He has eaten his own poo before, with no ill effects...

Biglips Sat 14-Jul-07 11:15:26

YUCK!!!....i wud put loads of toothpaste in his mouth!!

NorbertStanleyFletcher Sat 14-Jul-07 11:19:17


He will be fine I am sure, but I am not sure who you can look to for definite advice! Most cat diseases aren't ones that effect humans as far as I know.

<<reassuring noises>>

StarryStarryNight Sat 14-Jul-07 11:21:27

erm..... If he was older I would offer him to rinse his mouth in vodka.... sorry no idea.
But he is unlikely to get worse than a tummy bug? Is all your cats injections up to date? Why not call NHS direct and enquire?

krang Sat 14-Jul-07 11:39:57

I feel like rinsing my own mouth in vodka. And then swallowing the vodka. Ahhh, lovely vodka.

Well, I am going to the vets in a few minutes cos we need more cat food. (Why I am bothering I don't know. He'll just sick it up again.) I shall ask the vet if there is anything horrible in cat vomit. They are regularly wormed so hopefully I will not be finding VERY unpleasant things in DS's nappies...

I shall report back, in case anyone else's demon-child ever does the same thing...

BettySpaghetti Sat 14-Jul-07 11:44:17

DS did this when he was about 10m old. DP was supposed to be looking after him, got distracted, realised DS had gone quiet and found him chomping on some freshly regurgitated cat food/sick.

It had no ill effects you'll be pleased to know

Julia76 Sat 14-Jul-07 12:34:26


Julia76 Sat 14-Jul-07 12:35:57

Im sure your ds will be fine. Agree with Biglips. Toothpaste.

sparkler Sat 14-Jul-07 12:36:04

eeeeeeeeeeewwwwww! Isn't parenting fun?

crokky Sat 14-Jul-07 12:43:57

My friend's DS did this at about 8 or 9 months old. He did some strange nappies, but was fine.

krang Sat 14-Jul-07 14:23:30

Hoped I wouldn't be the only one this has happened to! Well, I asked the vet and she laughed and said that as we worm our cats the likelihood of DS picking up anything unpleasant from cat vomit is very small.

This is going to be one of those great stories I can trot out in front of his first girlfriend when he's 15.

Aimsmum Sat 14-Jul-07 14:26:27

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Tentiebug Sat 14-Jul-07 14:34:42

Has he started meowing yet

krang Mon 16-Jul-07 10:13:27

Well, the weekend has passed with no horrible symptoms, so I reckon we are home and clear.

Apart from the fur on DS's belly, of course, but that's quite cute.

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 16-Jul-07 10:24:11

He's going to have one hell of an immune system. Or perhaps he already has.
He will grow into one of those smug people who never get tummy bugs.

krang Mon 16-Jul-07 11:01:15

Well, he hasn't had a tummy bug yet but I am convinced that if I actually say that out loud he will instantly get one. Not something I'm looking forward to, as I'm a bit of an emetophobe.

*frantically touches wood, crosses fingers, etc*

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