GRANNICK'S BITTER APPLE Original Taste Deterrent Dog Spray, 16-oz -

Grannick's Bitter Apple Original Taste Deterrent Dog Spray, 16-oz

By Grannick's Bitter Apple
Rated 3.7709 out of 5 stars
$13.16Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • 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.

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Questions & Answers

25 Customer Questions

Can this be used for pet rats?
Answer by SueBAug 01, 2022
Yes. But, like every product out there, it may not work for some. I had one goof ball who'd actually lick it up. Kids? What can ya do? lol

If this bottle is not used up should this be disposed of in a special way?
Answer by DanemamaOct 22, 2022
Nope. It's non-toxic, so you can throw out any that is old that needs to go. I wouldn't try to wash out and recycle the bottle though. And wash your hands really well any time you handle the bottle. If you get a weird taste in your mouth like you have been sucking on a handful of pocket change, that means you didn't wash your hands well enough after handling it. Just drink water and it will go away. Nothing to be scared of. Works the same on your critters too. Used it on kittens, puppies, ferrets, and none of them have liked it much. Worked especially well when using it on things like cords that I just could not have them chewing on! Won't hurt them or you. Just toss it.

Can this be used on carpet?
Answer by ChewyJan 25, 2018
This product can be used on carpets. As with any spray, test a small section of carpet first.

Can you spray this on acorns to keep dog from eating them?
Answer by ChewySep 25, 2017
This non toxic, safe,and effective chew deterrent can be sprayed on acorns.

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By GSDmom on Feb 3, 2023

Chew Prevention

I was a little skeptical that this would work. But I sprayed it on the 3 spots that my 8 month old German Shepherd pup has chewed in the house and he has not touched them since! Very happy!! Since one was a chair I love and the other two spots were the molding along the stairs.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Danemama on Oct 22, 2022

It Works Great

You'll know if you got it on your hands and didn't wash it off well enough because it will taste like nickels. Just like your puppy, all you need to do is drink some water to make it go away. I've only ever used this on the most important things to have the dog not chew - bandages, electrical cords, etc. Safety and health items. But I've never had a problem. This stuff works.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By maryannbec on Feb 3, 2023

bitter apple

only spray that works to stop constant barking or chewing on body parts

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TheChewer on Jul 5, 2022

Fantastic Stuff

I've had 5 different dogs I've used this for. I'm cheap and when I ran out, I tried a vinegar solution that I used only one of my dogs and it worked. My newest one found the vinegar wonderful and cleaned up the spray. Finally I bought some more Bitter Apple and he was not happy with me. Yep, the only thing all my dogs didn't like. I need more until I know Zeke is out of the chewing stage completely.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bjean on Jul 20, 2022

Puppy can't stand the taste

I have a new puppy that likes to nibble on everything. I was really worried about him getting into cords, and also chewing on the bottom of the couch. I sprayed this and he was disgusted - which is great. Very effective. He stopped the behavior immediately.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JLMCAT on Mar 19, 2022

works within first 48 hours

I tried a homemade version of this that did nothing to curb my puppy‘s behavior of eating the carpet so I was skeptical. Within minutes of spraying bitter apple on the carpet my puppy had visible reaction. She would go near the spot and then back away. I could not smell much but the smell was so strong to her that she has not eaten the carpet in weeks.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Pwhitener on Mar 22, 2022

Does not work

I have tried this on a variety of items; a bench to stop a puppy from chewing, a plant to stop a cat from chewing, and a wound and hot spot to stop a dog from chewing. This stuff does not work. I finally flushed it and recycled the bottle.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By sailaway27 on Mar 1, 2022

When is it going to be back in stock?

I love this stuff. It got my boxer pit mix to stop eating my carpet in my old apartment and his bed as well. But when he became obsessed with his paws that's when we really put this to the test and it did good for a little bit but then he kept obsessing over his paws again. That's why I gave this a 4 star. Now I have a 1 year old half blue nose half red nose pit and he eats everything. So I tried to buy this and seems like it's been out of stock for a while now... what is going on?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By debweb on Mar 13, 2022

Product Works

Product Works exactly what it’s suppose to do discourages chewing. My 6 month old Rat Terrier say’s it taste YUCKIE. Saved our furniture and stair carpets.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Barb on Mar 6, 2022

Has controlled each of our puppies

Have used for years for each of our puppies. Makes training much easier. Much more effective than other brands I have tried. Pleased that Chewy carries Bitter Apple.