Plant Pro-Tec Dog & Cat Repellent

Q Do you have any recommendations for plants that repel dogs? Or do you have a suggestion for something to sprinkle on the lawn that would be helpful to the lawn but repellent (but, of course, not harmful) to pets?

Help keep bugs at bay with the 6 dog-friendly mosquito repellent plants and our other handy tips.

Dogzoff®, used mustard oil to irritate sensitive canine noses. It was sold as a concentrate in a small bottle, to be diluted and applied around the base of plantings using a hand-pump sprayer. An instructional advertising flyer (below) pointed out that the solution also could be used to drive off rodents and keep cats away from birds (presumable nesting in the garden), but its primary use was to break dogs of “bad habits,” even away from the garden. In the flyer, the repellent also cures dogs of dumping trashcans, chewing shoes and sitting on the porch furniture.

The Q&A Archives: Dog Repellent Ground Cover plant

[…] 8. Six Dog Friendly Mosquito Repellent Plants (and other ways to keep your deck bug free) […] There are a ton of plants that are believed to be natural mosquito repellants, but not all of them are dog friendly. For example, the citronella plant, which is a common choice, can actually cause skin irritation, lethargy, diarrhea and loss of appetite. Other popular mosquito repellent plants, like pennyroyal, eucalyptus, geranium, wormwood, and tansy all pose a risk to pets. If you have a dog that loves to chew on plants, make sure anything you plant on your dog friendly deck is safe.

Will Plant Pro-Tec Dog and Cat Repellent also repel squirrels?

Jerusalem is known for its feral cats. You see them everywhere. Although I never saw a cat in the Yeshiva’s Scaredy Cat planter, I cannot vouch for Scaredy Cat’s dog repellent properties. What I can promise you is that, once established, you will never have to water this plant, a powerfully pungent member of the mint family. Its foliage is succulent, leathery and fuzzy. Succulence and a leather feel ensure that water is barely lost through transpiration while fuzziness means that a soft layer of botanical fur keeps leaf temperature cool, further reducing water loss.

Lavender or coleus canina are two dog repellent plants


Ruta graveolens, more simply known as "rue," makes a nice little evergreen shrub, standing between 2 and 3 feet tall, spreading about as wide. During bloom time this plant will show little yellow flowers. If your dog or cat comes up against rue, it won't hurt him but it will emit a smell your pet likely will find repellent.Felix and Fido may be great companions for you and your family, but they can wreak havoc on your garden. To keep them out of your flowerbeds, many gardeners have turned to fences and repellent sprays with variable success. Fences can be unsightly and intrusive, and repellent sprays often wear off and lose their effectiveness. Now from Germany comes a relative of a familiar garden plant, , which reportedly has a pungent odor that dogs and cats hate.