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Barbara Staib, President of Safe Home Products, is an expert on child safety, emergency preparedness, pet training and even pest control. She has personally helped thousands of customers since SHP started in 1999. Here you can find Q&A with Barbara to foster safer, healthier and simpler living.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Will ShakeAway Effect Feral Cats?

Question about ShakeAway For Small Animals?

Q: "Will household animals like cats and dogs be able to smell ShakeAway? Will it be upsetting/disturbing to them if they can smell it? I feed a colony of stray and mostly feral cats. I want to get rid of the possums and raccoons that keep eating the cat food without disturbing or frightening the cats. Please let me know if you think this product can accomplish that. Thank you."

Answer: Shake Away Small Critter uses a combination of garlic oil and urea to scare off animals. The odor of Shake-Away Small Animal Critter Repellent granules signals danger to small critters like squirrels, rabbits, skunks, chipmunks, woodchucks, gophers, possums, prairie dogs, groundhogs, porcupines and more garden pest critters.

The Shake Away could potentially bother any animal that comes in contact with it. Any method you use to rid the area of one type of animal could potentially affect all the animals in the area. You may want to look for a timed outdoor feeder for your cats. Our suggestion is the Ergo medium pond feeder which requires electricity but has a rainproof cover and empties the food onto the ground. If you have an area sheltered from the rain, you can use the standard Ergo Pet Feeder units, small, medium or large.

Thank you for your question. Please contact us if you have other questions.

Sincerely,
Barbara

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