Grannick's Bitter Apple Spray

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  • 236ml Spray £9.99


Bitter Apple Spray is an incredibly bitter tasting apple spray which can be sprayed onto sore and inflamed skin as well as dressings and bandages to discourage licking, biting and chewing. Bitter Apple Spray promotes a quicker recovery for your animal and it is suitable for both dogs and cats. Can be used on some soft furnishings but not polished wood surfaces.


Water, isopropanol 20%, bitter principles, extractives.

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Reviews (32)

Summary of Reviews for Grannick's Bitter Apple Spray

Overall 4
Value For Money
Ease Of Use
Absence Of Side Effects
25 out of 32 (78%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (18 reviews)
4 stars (6 reviews)
3 stars (6 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (2 reviews)

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By on 15 February 2021

Haven't used it much yet, but it has seemed to do the trick when I have used it

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By on 13 May 2020

Hopefully this is the answer I have been seeking in order to protect most of my static property.

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By on 5 March 2020

A god send bought for dog who was constantly biting his paws well worth the money now no longer biting

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By on 23 August 2019


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By on 10 October 2018

Found you have to spray it everyday for it to be effective or back chewing !

Customer does not recommend this product

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Grannick's Bitter Apple Spray, including answers from our team.

6 February 2021 at 8:37am

Mark Wassell

Will it stop a rabbit chewing his wooden hutch

  • VioVet Staff

This product is intended on preventing biting with cats and dogs, I cannot say if it is safe for use around rabbits.
Chewing is a very normal part of a rabbit's behaviour. I recommend ordering some safe edible chews for your rabbit to enjoy as they may be trying to express their natural behaviours on the only area they currently can, the hutch. We stock a wide variety of toys for gnawing on our website.

16 July 2020 at 9:07pm

Safe for Horses?


Is this bitter apple spray safe to use on the fur / body of horses? Is it safe for them to both ingest (if they lick it) / have on their skin without causing irritation?

  • VioVet Staff

This product is only intended for use on dogs and cats, therefore I cannot comment on whether it is safe for use on horses. I would advise NAF No Bite for Horses if you are looking for a similar product for use on your horse.

16 January 2018 at 8:58am

Stop cat scratching leather suite?


Can this spray be used on leather suite to stop cat scratching ?

  • VioVet Staff

Hi Ray

Thanks for your question.

This product has a bitter taste which animals don't like, but I'm not sure that it would deter a cat from scratching. If you do try it I would suggest spraying on an inconspicuous area of the furniture first to make sure it doesn't stain. We do sell a product called Feliway Feliscratch which is designed to redirect scratching to a desired area.

Hope this helps.

3 November 2015 at 10:04am

Westie chewing problem

Ian Johnston

I have a female 1 1/2 year old Westie who is chewing downies and covers at night what spray/deterrent is best

  • VioVet Staff

This varies from dog to dog, so you have to try a product to assess its affect. This Bitter Apple Spray is often effective (and perfectly safe).

16 December 2013 at 2:07pm

Bitter Apple Spray and Otodex Skin Cream

Thomas Beale

My 13 year old, 24kg bitch greyhound has a tumour growing on her front ankle joint. It cannot be removed surgically because she has a heart condition and the vet worries about her surviving the anaesthetic.

My worry is that constant licking has caused the tumour to open an wonder what can be given to stop it happening. The joint is a difficult area to bandage and I am reluctant to impose a lampshade or muzzle on her for any length of time.

Would you recommend a Bitter Spray, and can it be sprayed directly on to the tumour, which is about the size of a marble?

  • VioVet Staff

Tumours like this tend to ulcerate spontaneously even without licking,
though repeated licking will make it worse. An occasional lick probably
helps to keep it clean and is a good thing though. It might be possible
to cover the tumour with an old sock over the paw and joint. Possibly
you can fix the sock at the top with a small bandage above the joint. It
is best if air can circulate beneath the covering, so it is just their
to prevent trauma to the skin surface.

If none of the above is possible then the bitter sprays, such as Bitter Apple,
are intended to be sprayed onto damaged skin and should not cause any
harm. Alternatively you might find that something like Otodex Skin Cream
helps the skin surface to repair, but you will have to stop her from
licking it off.

If you cannot get anywhere with all this things,
then just bathing with salt water (one teaspoon to a pint) several
times a day will help to keep it healthy, though it might never heal

Answered by Dr. John Cousins BVSc MRCVS

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