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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone know if bitter apple is cat safe?

We used it when my dog was a puppy to stop him chewing on cords

Anyway.....I read an article in cat fancy about psychogenic alopecia (over grooming) I have been using spirit essences for Zoee. She has had psychogenic alpoecia for the last 4 or 5 months. She has slowed down and most of her fur is growing back. I notice thought that it will start growing back and she will start overgrooming again. She has a few stubborn spots.

The article in cat fancy suggested using a bad tasting spray to discourage the grooming in the area. What do you guy's think?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 05:32 PM
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I don't see any problem with it. I've used bitter apple as a cat deterrent. I don't think it's particularly effective, though.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hmmmm. Well I'll give it a try. I'm getting frustrated. Whenever her fur is almost all grown back.....I find a bald spot. She does look better than she did a couple of months ago though! Maybe it will help.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 06:31 PM
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Shelly, I guess I would say, just to be safe, if you see Zooee licking in spite of the bitter apple, just stop applying it. It's purpose as a cat deterrent is that they hate the taste so much that they don't actually ingest it. So it's not really intended to be ingested.
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