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Dr. B., Cat Veterinarian
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My husband sprayed Ortho Home Defense in our house. Most of

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My husband sprayed Ortho Home Defense for ants in our house. Most of it was dry after an hour and a half, but some areas he over saturated and our 3 cats sat in it. I washed their paws with Olay face wash and Bath and Body Works bath gel. Will they be ok from both the spray and washes? I'm so worried.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 5 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

As long as their paws are thoroughly cleaned (which dish soap is best for breaking down chemicals/oils) and they were not allowed to lick them with the pesticide on them, then we'd not be worried of any harm or issue here. Of course, as long as their areas are damp, we need to keep your little ones away from them to ensure no re-exposure.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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