Back in 1960 a dog fancier visited Grannick's Pharmacy and explained that her dog would become nervous before every show and start chewing and licking his coat. She asked if there was anything available to help stop him. No such product existed, but in the days when Irv Grannick learned his profession, pharmacists regularly prepared their own compounds and ointments. He tried different bitter flavorings until he came up with a formula that worked. The "Grannicks Bitter Apple" was then born, and ever since every day more veterinarians, groomers and pet lovers around the world discover the benefits of this product.
Discourages fur biting, hair chewing and hot spots.
Easy to use spray bottle makes it convenient.
Discourages licking and chewing on furniture or fabrics where applied.
Invented by a pharmacist and trusted by veterinarians and groomers.
Non toxic, safe and effective chew deterrent.
HAZARDS TO HUMANS: Keep out of reach of children. May stain surfaces.
Okay so I bought this stuff to deter chewing from my new cots bought on this site, and also for my window seal. I have three boys under 2. (1.5-1-9months) their mouths will be the death of me or so I thought! I was scared at first because I shook this stuff up and I sprayed the cot. My Leo boy licked it off the cot! I was like omg no! This can't be he likes it! Well a few moments later he was making the WORST faces. He has yet to chew what I sprayed. Him and his brothers have been kept at bay with this stuff. My boy will even Rip up blankets this spray has gotten on the blankets and he hasn't been ripping them up. I think the trick is, I do spray fresh spray each time I leave them alone with Okay so I bought this stuff to deter chewing from my new cots bought on this site, and also for my window seal. I have three boys under 2. (1.5-1-9months) their mouths will be the death of me or so I thought! I was scared at first because I shook this stuff up and I sprayed the cot. My Leo boy licked it off the cot! I was like omg no! This can't be he likes it! Well a few moments later he was making the WORST faces. He has yet to chew what I sprayed. Him and his brothers have been kept at bay with this stuff. My boy will even Rip up blankets this spray has gotten on the blankets and he hasn't been ripping them up. I think the trick is, I do spray fresh spray each time I leave them alone with the things I don't want them to chew. I spray the cots 1-2x a day maybe I can cut down but it's only been a little over a week right now. It's worth the money to buy more spray if it saved some things like a window seal. Worth a shot for sure!… more
on Aug 3, 2018
This stuff is awesome! My dog has chewed furniture, baseboards, pillows, couch cushions, patio furniture, garden hose, and the list goes on.....
I have sprayed this on literally everything in my house and now he keeps his teeth to himself.
It doesn't smell bad to me, it doesn't stain,I've used it on the couch, window blinds, baseboards, wood furniture, lamp cords, everything you can imagine a dog can try to get into his mouth.
My dog runs when I get it out, he can't stand the taste. First time he tried chewing on something I sprayed it on, he foamed at the mouth and gagged but he hasn't chewed since!
I would recommend this to anyone with a chewing dog or cat.
My family has been using for generations
on Aug 8, 2018
I am a fourth generation dog enthusiast. My family has been using this stuff for years and it works great as an aid to training puppies. I've never had it stain anything and I've used it on all sorts of items, including fur and skin. Note, if you get it on your hands it can take multiple washing for it to come off and it does taste horrible. Usually once the puppy tastes it once or twice the smell alone is enough to deter further unwanted chewing/biting/licking.
Always good to have around
on Aug 3, 2018
I've been using Bitter Apple for almost 15 years - most recently I restocked for my young GSP. For her it works ok, she's not as deterred by the taste, but for my other GSPs, it worked pretty well. I think it's a great thing to have handy because it seems like there's always something new that catches their interest. Great for spraying on shoes.
Doesn't work very well
on Jun 21, 2018
I tried this product to keep my puppy from chewing on various surfaces throughout my house. I found that I had to keep reapplying it because after it dried, he would just go back to chewing on whatever I was trying to keep him away from. Some people said they had problems with the bottle, I have not had that issue. So, I've sprayed hard surfaces and fabric, and I've had to reapply the bitter apple to everything. I think it's the smell of alcohol more than the taste that averted him the most, but that only lasts until it dries.
Effective but you need to reapply often
on Aug 4, 2018
When my puppy was younger, he would always try to play with my shoes, chew the baseboards, bite his lease, etc. Once I sprayed the item with bitter apple spray, he'd sniff the item a few times and leave it alone. I think the spray eventually wore off, so I'd have to reapply every few days to keep him from chewing on something he wasn't supposed to.
Good service and product
on Aug 16, 2018
This is a lifesaver for me. I have a Labrador puppy who is extremely mouthy (hurts me a lot with his little baby teeth). I sprayed him once in the mouth (per his trainer, doesn't say do that on bottle). Now all I have to do is show him the bottle and he stops hurting me. Also a great price from Chewy.com
Not for cats
on Jul 30, 2018
My daughter and I tried this to deter her kitten from wires, it briefly seemed effective, but then he returned to playing with them Luckily, he has passed that phase on his own. Of course, it's not billed as being a cat deterrent, so it worked better than we expected.
Licking and creating hot spots
on Aug 8, 2018
Our new adopted dog has been suffering from hots spots due to licking. I remember Bitter Apple form one of our dogs years ago but could not find it in the Pet Supply Stores or any where else. Bitter Apple works very well and Luna's hot spots have gone.
Waste of money
on Jun 14, 2018
I bought the 16 oz bottle because the vet recommended it to me and said it works great since our puppy was chewing on so much of our stuff. I’ve sprayed it on several things around the house and she still chews on everything. Did NOT work at all for my puppy!