Be careful with the bitter spray 2011 Jan 25 1 min read In my last post about my puppy’s chewing habit I can’t believe I forgot to mention this: One common suggestion for dissuading chewing is to coat tempting morsels in a bitter spray, like Grannick’s Bitter Apple. We’ve done that; while you can’t put a spray on everything, it works well enough for things like furniture legs. I can say that the Bitter Apple spray works better than the first brand we tried, “Fooey”. Fooey didn’t stop him from chewing anything; he seemed to actually like it. I’m not sure how anything could like it. When I say that, I speak from experience: After a particularly busy afternoon of spraying things down with Fooey, I made the mistake of nibbling on my fingernails before I washed my hands. I realized my error within seconds. It tasted like a rotten diaper. And the taste just spread, and spread, and spread, coating my mouth. Food didn’t taste good for days. On the plus side, i don’t want to chew my fingernails anymore.