Best Cat Repellents Sprays in 2020



Emmy's Best Cat Scratch Deterrent Spray for Kittens and Cats - Non-Toxic, Safe for Plants, Furniture, Floors and More with Rosemary Oil and Lemongrass Review:


Because I’m a sadist, I decided to buy a new-to-us couch two weeks after bringing home two kittens. Our previous couch had been all scratched up by our older cats, so I wanted this new couch to avoid that fate at all costs. With a disbelieving and disapproving husband tsk-ing me, I did some research and decided to couple this spray with big pieces of cat tape for the sides. Thank goodness for same-day shipping! I ordered everything the day I picked up the new couch, but there was a six-hour window where the kittens were yelling “thanks for the new scratching post, Mom!” Of course, because they are cats, they went straight for the couch and it took a lot of diligence to keep them from scratching.

Six hours later, the Amazon box shows up and I immediately put the tape on the sides and spray this all over the arms and back of the couch. It has a pretty strong smell that I don’t love (but have gotten used to), but my husband walked in and asked “What smells so good?” For what it’s worth, his favorite smell is lemon grass, so this is better suited for people who love that smell. But who cares if it’s strong when it WORKS! It hasn’t stopped the cats from going on the couch (which is good because we like cuddles), but they haven’t scratched it in the last 5 days since we got the couch and tried this spray. I don’t think I needed to get the cat tape at all (they preferred scratching the arms anyway).

I’m following the directions and sprayed 3-4 times a day the first few days, but now I’m just going morning and night. Hopefully they’ll just learn that the couch isn’t theirs and I can stop the routine quickly.



Pet MasterMind Claw Withdraw Stop Cat Scratching Training Spray - Natural Solution to Tape, Caps, Tinfoil,- 8oz Review:


We splurged on a big wool/silk living room rug, and have 2 cats that have their claws. Despite having several fabulous scratching posts, ramps and horizontal scratchers in close proximity to the rug (and new sofa and chair), they still for some reason like to scratch the rug, which is pulling up the pile. I went so far as to tape down heavy duty aluminum foil on the areas they seemed to scratch at the most.

I found the Claw Withdraw spray, and thought it was worth a try, certainly better than a foil covered rug! When it arrived, I tested it on an area under the sofa, and it seemed fine, no staining or dye transfer. I sprayed it on the areas they scratched previously. It's recommended to spray 3x/day for the first week. I noticed after the first day they weren't scratching those areas, but still scratched the in sprayed areas. So, I sprayed the whole rug. It's been a week since I got the spray, and they've scratched a couple more times, so I spray the entire rug before going to bed every night. So far so good! I definitely need to get in the habit of clipping their nails regularly, but until they learn the rug is off limits, the Claw Withdraw seems to be working for us. The scent is strong, it is made of herbal extracts, and reminds me of a lemongrass kind of scent, which I think is nice, but my boyfriend finds it to be too strong, so I spray when he's not around. I will continue to use this spray as long as it works in curbing my cats rug scratching.



TropiClean Deodorizing Spray for Pets Review:


I have two large inside dogs and they are sprayed with my own homemade concoction (just 2 ingredients). If I'm not using my own concoction, I'm using TropiClean deodorizing pet spray. I had decided to try a different brand known to be a "groomer's brand" but within 2-3 days, one of my dog's eyes turned red and he was scratching it. I immediately stopped using the "groomer's brand" and looked at the ingredients. There was isostearamidopropyl morpholine lactate (inhibits the buildup of static electricity), diazolidinyl urea (an antimicrobial preservative) and the list goes on. SOMETHING among those ingredients caused an allergic reaction in my dog. TropiClean has NEVER caused an allergic reaction in my dogs and we've been using it for years. Since my dogs are inside dogs, the scent stays on them for a long time. I can't tell you how many times I hear, "Your dog smells so good." The spray is made with natural ingredients, so it's not going to be a scent that lasts for more than 3 days but for me it's worth the money.



Pet Corrector Spray for Dogs Review:


I never expected this to work but tried it out of sheer desperation. I am so glad I did.

We have an 8 month old boxer puppy and a 1 yr old infant in the house. I an greatly experience dog owner-I'm not saying how many years lol, but it's in the decades. I have never had a dog I couldn't train. Some were more exasperating than others (especially my beloved boxers, they're such stubborn pups) but I never considered giving up. Well, I met my match with Mavis. For 6 months, I have been under attack every waking moment of my life. Despite walks, play, chasing tennis balls on a large property, etc. I could not stop her habit of jumping on me and nipping-some weird game, all day, every day, literally non-stop. I tried EVERYTHING that had worked in the past with many previous dogs. Oddly enough, she is amazingly gentle and careful around the baby, but boxers are known for intuitively protecting small children.

Haha, enter the Pet Corrector!!! It took ONE time!! After that I showed her the can 2 more times that day. That's all it took to break a constant daily habit. After the first day, I never even had to show the can again, it's now been one week. We went from, not exaggerating, at least 50 bites a day to zero in 24 hrs. She didn't even seem that fearful of it when I used it. I used to tease her every day and say "Mavis, you're going to the pound" jokingly (I WOULD NEVER ACTUALLY DO THAT). Well, now all I can say is good dog.

I'm not sure if this will work for all dogs, but if you're at the end of your mental rope, I sure hope you can get the results I did.



Petsafe SSSCat Refill Spray 2 Pack Review:


This product is very effective. We adopted two sibling kittens from a shelter last spring. We were used to persians and looking for a replacement friend for our Lily. The two new kitties were a shock to us. Very energetic, climbing everywhere, knocking things over. Causing damage. We started with the dining room table, as this seemed to be a great place for them to wrestle. We placed our first one on the table. After the first night, I was disapointed that the table cloth and placements seemed to be extremely messed up. I quickly realized that a scared kitty makes a bigger mess. That was the end of them being on the table. We then moved it to the kitchen counters and stopped them climbing there. Coming into Christmas we were concerned about our holiday decor and two trees. I purchased a second SSSCat. We put one on each tree. We did notice we needed some repositioning as they learned where the gaps were to avoid the hiss of the can. But we felt our decor held up well thanks to the SSSCat. Last week Drago, our larger boy kitty, discovered some decor in the bathroom he liked. I had to keep retrieving pieces of it and putting it back. Enter the SSSCAT! He has not touched it since. In summary, we have two cans we move around where we need them. Probably could use a couple more, but them seem to be highly effective.



The Company of Animals Pet Corrector Review:


This was recently recommended to me by a fellow dog owner who had worked out a barking problem with her pup. I was skeptical so I bought the smallest/best value pack I could find (2 pk of the smallest one). I am stunned at the results.

Our puppy has (had!) and issue eating stuff off the street she shouldn't and gets sick and throws it up (if it's too big) or passes it through...we've been lucky she hasn't twisted up her insides She's thrown up a peach pit and a piece of a corn cob that were both too big to work their way through. She recently pooped out a small sheet of shredded plastic. We're not sure where/when she got these things, but there are dog walkers involved, as well. (Our hood has a lot of trash in the streets/sidewalks. Cats rip open bags of trash and drag out chicken bones. All manner of yummy items in the eyes of our pup, who pees and poops in the street between cars, so she gets lots of opportunities to snag tidbits.) We've tried various training exercises and techniques, but nothing has worked.

This past Saturday morning I took Pet Corrector out with us for the first walk of the day and pressed this button and said "no!" each time she tried to grab something. each time she dropped it and took a few quick steps away. (She clearly doesn't like the noise.) Second walk, same thing and I noticed she gave my right hand/the can some serious side-eye one time. Third walk, no need to use the can. The rest of Saturday and all day Sunday I only had to press the button one more time! When we say "no!" she stops trying to eat something and she usually just walks right by it now, anyway. Including meaty chicken bones and bread, her two favorite! My girlfriend hasn't even pressed the button once, but when she say s "no!" pupper stops trying to eat crap. "It's like walking a new dog!" is what my GF said. And this is after using it on two walks!

To the folks who say "It's just compressed air, buy it at the computer store," I don't think that's correct. My guess is that it emits a tone that we don't hear (or at least don't hear the same way). Our pup hears a lot of loud noises. We live in Queens, NYC near an overhead subway and she doesn't think anything of that when we walk underneath it. Traffic, trains, horns, people hollering, etc..doesn't bother her. But she does NOT like the noise that came out of this can. It might work to take the top off the PC can and then put it on a compressed air can? But I don't think I'll ever know because it doesn't even look like we'll have to use the second small can that we got.

13/10 Would recommend to any dog owner.



PetSafe SSSCat Cat Training Aid Review:


We have two 12yo cats, one of which will stop at nothing to wake us up in the wee hours of the morning because he's either hungry, or lonely, or bored, or some combination of the three. (Trust me, he's not starving.) We just moved into a new townhouse, and after putting up with his shenanigans in the old place for years, I finally pulled the trigger on this beauty, partly because we could no longer barricade the bedroom door, and partly because I'd had enough. We've been here less than three weeks and he's already started to shred the paint on the bedroom door. Oh, also--our new place has levers instead of door knobs and he figured out how to open that real quick. Locking it only resulted in LOUD NOISES. AT 4 AM. Ahem.

Appeasing him meant no sleep for us either because as soon as he was granted access, it's all: "Yay, thanks for letting me in, whatcha doing? Let's play! I'ma knock all the things off the dresser! Ooh, your face is warm, don't mind if I do! Pat. Pat. Wake up. Pat. Pat. You awake? I'm bored. Pat. Pat...MEERRRRROWWWWWWWW" and so on and so forth.

Fast forward to last night. We set the SSScat in front of the door and aimed it so that it would be impossible for him to not set it off if he started scratching. The wife and I snuggled in to bed and were both mere inches from sleep when we heard it go off. "sssssSSSSSSSSSSSSSST!" followed by much frantic scrambling from the other side of the door. And then---silence. Blessed, utter, and complete silence. Until we both couldn't hold it in anymore and busted out laughing.

So, after laughing our collective butts off for a good few minutes, we both breathed a sigh of relief and soon after we were both fast asleep. Last night was a good night.

TL;DR: Can't sleep because your cats are a-holes? Get the SSScat. It's so worth it.



PetSafe SSSCAT Spray Pet Deterrent, Motion Activated Pet Proofing Repellent for Cats and Dogs Review:


Okay, let's be frank. This doohickey is expensive, but so is repairing the damage from the destructive behavior of some cats. I love my cats, but they don't all love one another. Their hatred for one another eventually devolved into a contest to see who could take over the territory that is my child's closet by continually peeing in the corner. I cleaned it to repeatedly, using appropriate products to neutralize the odor, only to have them repeat the process the next day. My kiddo could no longer play in his room, and the smell was so strong that it hit you the second you walked in our front door.

Finally, I closed the kiddo's door and ordered the Ssscat, recalling many hilarious videos of its effectiveness on YouTube. I waited until it arrived and I had a few hours and I pulled up the carpet, cleaned the floor with Nature's Miracle, dried it out, replaced the befouled sections of carpet, and then popped batteries into the Ssscat and set it up so any curious feline going towards the closet would get a blast too the face.

The cats contentedly played in his room and watched my progress all day. I was the only one who set off the Ssscat. Then, it was bedtime. Kiddo got all snuggled into bed and was just drifting off when my husband heard a loud crash and ran into his bedroom to find that, lo and behold, a cat had wandered into the closet to leave a message, only to get a very serious message from me! One of the other cats then tried it a few minutes later, only to come flying out of the bedroom like a bat out of... Well, you know where.

Since then, none of the cats have gone anywhere near the closet and my house now has the normal level of cat aroma you would expect for a household with too many damned cats, but well-maintained litter boxes. I couldn't be happier.

Overall review: this thing is absolutely worth the price. I only wish I had thought too set up a motion activated camera to capture the cats' responses to watch later, because, honestly, after all the damage they caused, I can't pretend that seeing them terrified by some pressurized air wouldn't be totally satisfying.



PetSafe SSSCAT Spray Pet Deterrent, Motion Activated Pet Proofing Repellent for Cats and Dogs Review:


Okay, let's be frank. This doohickey is expensive, but so is repairing the damage from the destructive behavior of some cats. I love my cats, but they don't all love one another. Their hatred for one another eventually devolved into a contest to see who could take over the territory that is my child's closet by continually peeing in the corner. I cleaned it to repeatedly, using appropriate products to neutralize the odor, only to have them repeat the process the next day. My kiddo could no longer play in his room, and the smell was so strong that it hit you the second you walked in our front door.

Finally, I closed the kiddo's door and ordered the Ssscat, recalling many hilarious videos of its effectiveness on YouTube. I waited until it arrived and I had a few hours and I pulled up the carpet, cleaned the floor with Nature's Miracle, dried it out, replaced the befouled sections of carpet, and then popped batteries into the Ssscat and set it up so any curious feline going towards the closet would get a blast too the face.

The cats contentedly played in his room and watched my progress all day. I was the only one who set off the Ssscat. Then, it was bedtime. Kiddo got all snuggled into bed and was just drifting off when my husband heard a loud crash and ran into his bedroom to find that, lo and behold, a cat had wandered into the closet to leave a message, only to get a very serious message from me! One of the other cats then tried it a few minutes later, only to come flying out of the bedroom like a bat out of... Well, you know where.

Since then, none of the cats have gone anywhere near the closet and my house now has the normal level of cat aroma you would expect for a household with too many damned cats, but well-maintained litter boxes. I couldn't be happier.

Overall review: this thing is absolutely worth the price. I only wish I had thought too set up a motion activated camera to capture the cats' responses to watch later, because, honestly, after all the damage they caused, I can't pretend that seeing them terrified by some pressurized air wouldn't be totally satisfying.



Nature's Miracle No-Scratch Cat Deterrent Spray Review:


It's working! So I was pretty skeptical but desperate when I bought this. I have an older cat who has a thing for scratching my carpets. She literally ruined my living room rug around the edges -- pulled so many fibers out you can see the carpet base. I bought her a new scratching post and mat, both which she seems to love, and then took a risk and got a new carpet, fingers crossed. Nope! I woke up the next morning to find she had scratched the new carpet anyway. I searched for a solution and saw this product. I was desperate or honestly I wouldn't have tried it. Just couldn't see how spraying this would prevent scratching. Well it does!!! I only spray it along the edges, as that seems to be where she like to scratch most. And so far, knock on wood, she hasn't scratched it again. I renew the spray every few days because I am so paranoid, but I imagine at some point I'll calm down. Fortunately it doesn't smell too bad. It's not my favorite -- smells a little like cloves to me -- but its fine and it dissipates quickly. hallelujah!