Grannick's Bitter Apple
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- Discourages fur biting
- Eliminates hots spots to stop pets from licking, gnawing, and chewing fur, wounds, and bandages
- Non-toxic and safe
- Simply spray problem areas to discourage chewing
- Ingredients include water, isopropanol 20%, bitter principles, and extracts
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Original Spray for Dogs. Discourages fur biting, hair chewing and hot spots. Sizes available: 118AT: 8 oz. 24/case 1116AT: 16 oz. 12/case.
Size: 16 oz
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Water, Isoproanol 2%, Bitter Principles And Extractives.
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Also, I had a box of stuff on the floor that she had left alone for months. I sprayed the edges of the box as a test and it became her sole mission in life to eat the box. This stuff is apparently delicious to her in the same way that I like coffee.
Grannick's make several Bitter Apple products, from which to choose. My preference is this spray, for the ease of use. This spray has saved many furniture pieces, more shoes than I care to count, and has also saved more than 1 Christmas tree.
You spray this on the object that your pet is chewing, and spray or place a drop or 2 in your pet's mouth. This creates an association between the smell, the unpleasant taste, and provides a reminder why your dog never wants to chew anything the smells like this. I'm a skeptic, as well as dog lover. To prove to me that it works, and is safe for my pets, my husband agreed to my spraying it in his mouth. He confirmed that this should prevent any unwanted behaviour. [I probably shouldn't have laughed as much as I did that day]
For me, sadly, this product did not work. To keep our pup from chewing on new things around the home we would spray them wit this product. Initially, our dog didn't seem to like the smell and gave the sprayed areas a wide berth. But after a short amount of time the dog either decided she liked the smell or didn't mind it and when in for a closer look. She licked the sprayed area and backed away, but then moved back in again and repeated the process. Eventually she seemed to decide that she liked the taste, because she sat down next to a sprayed area and began licking it repeatedly. Even days after we stopped spraying we would find her licking and old area that had been sprayed.
We had similar results with spraying directly on her paws. Our hope was to keep her from licking her feet, but in the end we just turned her feet into chew toys that went everywhere with her so we quickly stopped using it.
And so we never saw it keep her from chewing or licking places where we applied the spray. Also, unrelated to the dog, I always worried about whether or not it would stain our furniture, shoes, etc after long-term use. We didn't use it long enough to see if this was a valid concern or not, but it is something to keep an eye on.
Overall I am unsatisfied with this product, but in fairness I must acknowledge that it may work differently for your dog, because they all have their own tastes. Given the fairly low price point, I wouldn't totally rule it out as something to consider.
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I've tried it on surfaces I don't want my cats to scratch, but it doesn't seem to work very well for this purpose, except when you have literally just sprayed it.
Definitely recommend trying it if you have cats who are chewing things they're not supposed to. Mine often run away if they see me picking up the bottle now, even if I don't actually spray it, so I expect it will last a long time!
It’s started with just her leg, which became bald then her tummy, then all over.
after countless visits to the vets and changes of diet to various hypo allegenic foods.
I resorted to putting a cone around her neck to stop her from chewing herself.
I also tried the plug in pheromone, and sprays non of which worked and I think it’s because Penelope isn’t stressed it’s a habit she has formed, nor is it a allergy. It’s simply a habit of over grooming which is causing baldness, and now sores.
I bought this on a thought of something must be out there that would make her think grooming tastes bad, as I brush her every day because she loves it.
I sprayed it on thismorning and of cause she hates it, but!!! It has stopped her licking herself! And it came out in a fine mist. Once it’s on the bitter smell goes but she hasn’t licked herself all day, I’m still keeping the cone on her until I know for certain, as the cone off when she goes out anyway, but as for this spray it’s really great. Well worth a try, so far so good.
We got to the stage when she was little that just waving the bottle at her stopped her from chewing things. Now that she is older she seems to have developed a taste for it. The draw back being that it has given her an upset tummy. Either that or the bits from the door handle have. But we are not giving up on it. No sir. I suspect that as it has been very warm recently it is evaporating to quickly and so she is not getting the taste of it. But we well continue to use it as it worked before and it has slowed her down.
Would I recommend this product? On the whole I would as it did work before but that was on wooden draw knobs. In the current usage it is being applied to a metal door handle so this is possibly the wrong thing to use.
This spray stopped him in his tracks - one sniff and he was put off. It did need to be re-applied every day, but after a week or so he'd learned what wasn't good to chew.
I've sprayed it on everything and it doesn't damage anything- no fading of fabrics.
I am recommending this spray to everyone, it's a miracle!
It got to a point where my parlour palm had only stems left and with every new growth the kitten thought... tasty!
Having bought this spray and used it I can safely say it.
1. Puts your cats off chewing your plants
2. Doesn’t kill your plants.
3. Doesn’t harm your cats.
It’s very much worth giving this a try if your babies are chewing up your household!
Pro tip: shake the bottle well before use
Caring tip: of your cats are chewing your plants it’s probably because they want to improve their digestion, pop to your nearest garden centre (or search amazon) for cat grass seeds and grow them a pot. It will really help prevent them chewing your other plants and reward them with something they can chew.
Bitter apple was mentioned in a YouTube video that covered unwanted chewing, so we figured we’d give this product go. We applied the method of saturating a cotton ball and placing it in her mouth. She instantly spat it out and sneezed a few times. This was to ensure she memorised the negative taste/smell for future reference. We then sprayed it on the stair treads in question and a few other key areas that might gain her attention. One-by-one, she sniffed and licked these areas then recoiled. Clearly recalling the negative association with her previous bitter apple experience. She hasn’t gone near any of the areas since. Brilliant stuff!