Grannick's Bitter Apple Spray

Grannick's Bitter Apple Spray
236ml Spray

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  • 236ml Spray £8.49


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 (37)

Summary of Reviews for Grannick's Bitter Apple Spray

Overall 4
Value For Money
Ease Of Use
Absence Of Side Effects
29 out of 37 (78%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (21 reviews)
4 stars (6 reviews)
3 stars (7 reviews)
2 stars (0 reviews)
1 stars (3 reviews)

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15 It don't work
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By on 30 December 2021

Waste of money my 7month old cocapoo is not bothered where you spray it.

Customer does not recommend this product

55 Apple spray
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By on 14 November 2021

Brilliant product and really helped with all my dogs not biting the furniture or any wood

Customer recommends this product

55 Bitter Apple Spray
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By on 27 September 2021

Does what it says on the bottle! Dog hates the taste, useful to detour chewing of furniture etc.

Customer recommends this product

55 It Works
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By on 5 May 2021

Read about bitter apple on line and found it at Viovets . It works a treat. Sprayed it on everything puppy thinks he can bite or chew...even my socks!

Customer recommends this product

35 My Dog Liked It...
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By on 28 February 2021

And still licked his paws after I sprayed them.

Customer recommends 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.

22 April 2021 at 9:27am

Safe for rabbits?


Our rabbit is chewing our sofa, is this safe to use on the sofa and safe to use for rabbits?

  • VioVet Staff

This product is only intended for use around dogs/cats and so it's effects with rabbits are unknown. I recommend using Get Off Chew Stoppa as this is intended for use around rabbits.
Chewing is a normal part of rabbit behaviour so I strongly advise getting some chew toys for your bunny. They must have an outlet for this natural gnawing behaviour, it's instinctive so that their teeth are worn down and do not overgrow. We have a wide range of edible chews on our website that would be suitable.

6 February 2021 at 8:37am

Is this safe for rabbits?

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 10:07pm

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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