Got up this morning and the kids had left bathroom door open. Kittens had trashed the place, including knocking the toilet brush (yeah yeah) over so there were too pools of diluted blue toilet cleaner on the floor.
I'm paranoid after big cat two years ago was poisoned - what do I need to lookout for if they've ingested any? I think they scarpered there are on foot prints or anything, but am so worried. We have vets for second boosters tomorrow (they're 12/13 weeks) and I've just given them extra water and wet food. They're playful and cuddly still and no vomit or anything. Am I being over paranoid?
mr muscle limescale destroyer looking at the bottle.
it gets used maybe once a fortnight (slattern here) and the brush used simply when ds2 has made a mess of the toilet, so it was the tiny amount of diluted at the bottom of the cylinder where it got knocked over (is the brush in the can style from ikea)
I'm afraid I just don't know, Velma. I had a look at the constituents of the cleaner and it hurt my brain - as did the Hazard warning sheet. (Which by the way specifically mentioned children so maybe you should be re-thinking toilet routines?) Maybe you've been lucky in that the real dangerous chemicals and poisons are ones they can go in inadvertently and have to groom off or that eg taste semi-appealing like antifreeze currently does.
Maybe they were frightened by the clatter and ran for the hills? (You said there were no paw prints although I'd check the surface of their paws if you can upend them.) I'd definitely mention to the vet tomorrow though.
I think they ran, checked their paws and nothing. They've eaten and drunk fine, there's nothing dodgy in the litter tray, no vomit anywhere and they're currently playing with my feet as usual.
The cleaner is right up high, kids never see it. Just seem to forget about shutting doors, sigh. They're 7 and 9 so I'm not concerned about them ingesting - and they're usually really good with the bathroom, they were just distracted by the bloody wii this morning.
Perhaps you've been lucky then. You pretty well have to go around your house and 'kitten-proof' it when you have new arrivals - assuming the worst, as for toddlers. (Except that these toddlers can jump and climb.)
Keep a close eye on them and mention to the vet tomorrow.
I really hope so, I feel gutted if they are hurt at all. We have kitten proofed (or thought we had) everywhere, and when I got bought beautiful flowers from work, even though they weren't lillies, I kept them locked in the kitchen away from the cats just in case.