Dog & Cat Repellent Spray - 1 Gallon Ready-to-Use Refill

• 1 Gallon Ready-to-Use
• Use as a refill or with our Remote Trigger Sprayer
• All-natural and safe for your pets
• Stop unwanted chewing
• Rain proof, long lasting, and guaranteed

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Are you having problems with your pet, a neighbor’s pet, or a stray? I Must Garden Dog & Cat Repellent is an environmentally safe, humane, and effective way to deter pets and stray animals from visiting “forbidden” areas of your lawn, and chewing or digging in unwanted areas. It contains natural ingredients and botanical oils that smell and taste bad to dogs and cats. We developed two dog and cat repellents, a Liquid and a Granular, which each target different kinds of behavior - giving you maximum protection against dog and cat damage.

There are no poisons, harmful chemicals or toxic glues in our products. All of our repellents are safe to use around children and pets, and are completely biodegradable.

I Must Garden is the top selling Dog & Cat repellent at hundreds of independent garden centers and hardware stores. Use our Dealer Locator to find an I Must Garden dealer near you.


I Must Garden Liquid Dog & Cat Repellent is available in a ready-to-use spray that is versatile and potent. It can be used to prevent chewing, unwanted bathroom ‘visits’, or as a pet-safe training aid. Natural oils help the repellent adhere to a variety of surfaces and can be sprayed directly onto any area needing protection including:

  • Plants and flowers
  • Flower pots and beds
  • Trees
  • Areas of your lawn that are ‘off limits’
  • Furniture
  • Garbage cans

If spraying repellent indoors be sure to check for staining and odor acceptability before use

Pleasantly Scented

I Must Garden Dog & Cat Repellent is pleasantly scented, making application easier and more enjoyable than ever! Our repellents contain botanical oils like lemongrass and peppermint oils that smell great to humans and terrible to dogs and cats.

How I Must Garden Dog and Cat Repellent Works

  • Repels dogs and cats by both smell and taste
  • Spray liquid repellent directly on any surface you want to protect from chewing
  • Sprinkle granular repellent in flower pots or beds to prevent digging
  • Contains natural stickers for rain-resistance

The Right Repellent for Every Problem

I Must Garden Dog & Cat Repellent comes in a variety of ready-to-use spray and granular sizes.

How to Apply

We developed two repellents, a liquid and granular, to target specific types of Dog & Cat behavior. Choose the repellent that best suits your needs, or use both Granular and Spray for maximum protection.

General Application Tips

  • When it comes to dog and cat behavior, it is easier to prevent a habit than to break one. Use I Must Garden Dog & Cat Repellent to safely train your pets to avoid areas you consider off limits
  • Scoop the poop. When breaking habits of strays or neighbor’s pets, it’s best to remove fecal matter prior to applying repellent
  • Be Consistent. Established habits require heavier and more frequent applications. Apply as needed until desired level of control is achieved
  • Keep it up. Once the animals are staying away, less frequent applications at regular intervals are recommended to maintain control
  • Use the Dog & Cat Granular and Spray repellents together for ultimate control


– To Prevent Chewing and Unwanted Bathroom “Visits”

I Must Garden Liquid Dog & Cat Repellent makes it easy to protect any area that is being visited, or chewed on by dogs or cats. Simply spray areas and surfaces that are being targeted for long-lasting protection. Please consider the following guidelines:

Protect plants and areas of your yard

  • Be thorough with your spray - make sure you cover the area you want protected with a fine mist
  • Reapply repellent every 1-3 weeks or as needed to maintain avoidance. Breaking an established habit may require more frequent and heavier applications
  • Apply repellent to dry surfaces. This helps the repellent adhere to the surface and gives it long lasting effectiveness and rain resistance
  • Always scoop fecal matter from area you are trying to protect prior to application
  • Reapply after frequent or heavy rainfall.

Protect furniture, garbage cans, and other objects

  • Always check for discoloring and odor acceptability before applying to objects like furniture, fabric, and blinds.
  • Be thorough with your spray - make sure you cover the area you want protected with a fine mist
  • Repellent can be applied to cloth and rubbed onto the surface you want protected
  • Reapply repellent every 1-3 weeks or as needed to maintain avoidance. Breaking an established habit may require more frequent and heavier applications
  • Apply repellent to dry surfaces. This helps the repellent adhere to the surface and gives it long lasting effectiveness and rain resistance. Reapply as necessary to maintain control

Protect Trees

Dogs urinating on trees, particularly newly planted, young trees, can be quite damaging. with I Must Garden Dog & Cat Repellent you can stop dogs from urinating on trees. To keep dogs away from trees, you can use either our granular repellent, our spray repellent or a combination of both. Generously sprinkle at least three foot wide band of repellent all around the base of tree. Create a boundary around the tree you want to protect. As the dog approaches the tree, it will be repelled by the scent and go somewhere else. Initially, you may want to apply the repellent every 5-7 days and after heavy rains. After breaking the habit apply as needed to maintain control.

For additional information about repelling rabbits check out our TIPS page and our FAQS – or contact us directly with any questions.

I Must Garden is proud to use only natural ingredients regarded as safe by the EPA.

To find detailed information about a specific ingredient click HERE

  • Garlic
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Citronella Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Cedar Oil
  • Clove Oil
  • Thyme Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Geranium Oil
  • Cinnamon Oil
  • White Pepper
  • Wintergreen Oil
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Citric Acid
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Fuller's Earth


Ready-to-Use Approximate Coverage
32oz Trigger Sprayer 1,000 Sq Ft
1 Gallon Ready-to-Use 4,000 Sq Ft
Granular Approximate Coverage
2 lb 150 Sq Ft
20 lb 1,500 Sq Ft
"Great service, quick shipping via Fed Ex, love the product, thank you I Must Garden. "
"So far, this product seems to work. No more "cat deposits" in my front yard! "
Bob K.
"Got here quickly. Works too! "
Karen W.
"Hi! This item arrived 4 days ago. So far the visiting cat has seemed to avoid front garden area. No strong repellent odor that I could notice. I like this product because it is made from various flora rather than wild animal urine. I've been concerned that repellent created from animal waste may involve abuses to the animals. This product is created with clove oil, mint oil, garlic, white pepper and other natural oils. Safe to use. Easy to apply. Container can be recycled as #2 plastic. This repellent will not harm pets or other animals. I recommend giving this product a try. This does stop dogs from digging. "
W. W.
"The stuff works great! I love it! And speedy delivery was superb! "
Denise A.
"Carefully packaged, prompt shipment, and reasonably priced. "
John L.
"Received the product in record time. Used it 2 days and I haven't seen the cat that parks his rear end on my porch in 2 days. "
Nilda T.
"Awesome. The neighbor's cat no longer uses my lawn as his litter box. "
William B.
"Sprayed this in two areas where the neighbor's cats like to "hang out" in my yard. They haven't been back. I love it! "
Bob K.
"Very good customer service and product is very effective in controlling animal intrusions in back yard and alley way. "
John L.
"Awesome! "
Scott S.
"Good service, I am repeat buyer of this item and like it very much, shipped in protective plastic barrier to prevent leakage, good sized box, on time delivery, thank you. "
C. N.
"Great stuff, it works!!! "
Joseph M.
"Fast delivery - thought it would smell bad. Not at all. "
Ann O
"Excellent service, good product. It actually works!!! "
Jose P.
"I am definitely satisfied with the service, they go above and beyond to satisfy their customers. "
Hannah B.
"This is an all-natural spray, which is safe for both people and pets. It has a peppery smell which I find tolerable, but seems to keep the neighbor’s kitty cat from using my flower bed as a litter box. "
Ali J.
"Part of my arsenal against fighting stray cats in my backyard. "
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