6 week old kitten licked Iodine

cova

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I just donated at Biolife and they use iodine to clean the site before donating. After i got home I took my wrap off and my kitten starting licking the iodine off. Before I noticed he licked quite a few times. He is going to be okay? do i need to go to the Vet?
 

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Hi! Can you call your vet and ask what to look for - probably vomiting, diarrhea, unsteadiness. If you're seeing these things go right away.
 

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Diluted iodine is safe to use on cat wounds, and it is presumed that they will lick to groom themselves therefore will end up ingesting some of it. Here's where I got that information: Antiseptics Safe & Toxic to Cats | Cat-World

Your little one should be ok, but as Furballsmom stated, look for any unusual behavior and if that happens, then take either call or take him in.
 
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