Is no chew spray safe for dogs?

What can you spray on dogs not to chew?

There are even various home remedies to stop your dog from chewing on furniture. In most cases, these DIY remedies are deterrent sprays made from apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. These natural ingredients won’t harm your pooch, but will keep them away from the furniture you’ve sprayed with these mixtures.

Can I spray my dog with water to stop biting?

Punishment does not teach your dog (or cat) what to do instead of scratch furniture, bark, dig, etc. Squirting your dog with a water bottle may stop the behavior temporarily. However, this punishment teaches your dog to practice the undesired behavior when you and the water bottle are not present.

Is Bitter Apple spray safe for dogs?

Prevent fur chewing and wound licking by applying Bitter Apple Spray to your pet’s coat. You can use it around the house to stop young animals from nibbling your belongings too. The bitter taste of this apple spray is non-toxic and safe to use on furniture, fabric and even your pet’s fur to discourage chewing.

What if my puppy loves the taste of anti-chew sprays?

If they love the taste of a specific type of spray, then instead of deterring chewing it is likely to encourage it. The best approach is to try another flavor. Bitter apple and bitter lemon are the most common tastes, but if you shop around you are likely to find one your dog does not like. Alternatively, if suitable try a noise deterrent. Remember these are not suitable for very young puppies or nervous dogs. They also mean that you need to watch your dog carefully so that you can be there to use the deterrent when they begin chewing, however, if you can do this they are very effective.

How does anti-chew spray work?

Anti-chew spray work by either distracting your dog – noise sprays or deterring chewing by making the item unpalatable – bitter taste sprays. Both types work best when they are combined with praise when your dog stops inappropriate chewing and has plenty of items that they are allowed and encouraged to chew.

Could I make my own anti-chew spray?

Yes, it is possible to make your own anti-chew spray using either apple cider vinegar or citrus flavors. However, you need to be careful to create a safe solution not only for your pet but also for the items being sprayed. For example, plants tend not to react well to vinegar. It is not advisable to attempt to make your own noise deterrents because of the risk to your dog’s hearing.

Is anti-chew spray safe for puppies?

Most bitter sprays are suitable for dogs of all ages, however, ensure that you are around when you first use them to check your dog’s reaction to the taste. Noise sprays are not recommended for young puppies and you should be guided by the manufacturers’ recommendations. If you are unsure of how to approach chewing with your specific puppy then speaking to your local veterinarian is the best course of action.

Last Updated
2021-05-19 00:25:01