Distasteful Solutions to Gnawing Problems

Posted by: Lois Manno

Tagged in: science , Capsaicin


Destructive pets chew all kinds of objects.

You gotta love a company that names its most popular product Repela.TM According the the company’s website, this is “a combination of denatonium benzoate and natural capsaicin. Denatonium benzoate is a compound that is extremely bitter–so bitter in fact, that just a few grains put into a glass of water would make if absolutely undrinkable by a human or an animal. Add to this a highly concentrated extract of the hottest peppers in the world, and you have a product that animals cannot endure chewing.” The site is interesting because many of the natural ingredients upon which Aversion’s products are based are described in detail, including traditional holistic applications.


Destructive pets chew all kinds of objects.


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