Does Shakeaway cat repellent also repel dogs?
December 5, 2009 12:49 PM   Subscribe

Will Shakeaway cat repellent have the unwanted effect of repelling my dog, too?

My neighbors (one of whom owns the house I rent) feed two stray cats, including an unaltered male (they have tried to trap him to have him fixed, but haven't been able to, so that's not relevant to this discussion)The neighbor who feeds the cats has big dogs (one is part wolf, even) that spend most of their time in their fenced yard, so the cats don't hang out there. Instead, they hang out in my yard. The tomcat sprays on the bushes, and they both poop in our yard.

The problem is that I have a little indoor dog and a dog door that I would like for him to use. I would really like for my dog to be able to go out and use the bathroom at his own discretion between his nightly walks/when I'm not home. However, he started finding cat poop and rolling around in it, which is baaad news. He can no longer go in the yard unattended. When I take him out and supervise him, he takes forever to pee, because he is obsessed with trying to find the cats in the bushes (who are never there when he comes outside) and sniffing where the tomcat has sprayed.

Talking to the neighbor about dealing with the cats is not an option. She's a nice old lady who loves those cats and I don't want to bother her about it since it's really just a convenience issue for me.

However, I do want to use some Shakeaway, which is dried predator (coyote) urine, to keep the cats from wanting to hang out in my yard (they don't spend most of their time there, so it's not like their habitat or anything).

After that unnecessarily long introduction, I basically just want to know whether the Shakeaway would also end up repelling my dog. The website doesn't list dogs as one of the "pests" that it repels, but before I cover my yard in coyote pee, I'd like to make sure that my dog will not be afraid to go out there, and also whether my dog will decide he needs to roll around in it. This would defeat my purpose of having a dog that can go outside alone without coming in smelling horrible and needing a bath.
posted by ishotjr to Home & Garden (1 answer total)
 
The website doesn't list dogs as one of the "pests" that it repels, but before I cover my yard in coyote pee, I'd like to make sure that my dog will not be afraid to go out there, and also whether my dog will decide he needs to roll around in it.

FAQ from their website.


8) Will Shake-Away hurt my children, pets or plants?

ANSWER: No, Shake-Away is 100% natural and non-toxic.

9) How will my dog react to Shake-Away when applied?

ANSWER: Your dog may be curious and smell the product after the first few applications but after that they usually will ignore it.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:07 PM on December 5, 2009


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