Dog repellent should be carried by all postal workers every day they head out on their route. In the event a dangerous or aggressive dog approaches, a postal worker should point the aerosol can directly at the animal’s face and pull the can’s trigger mechanism. This will dispense a spray containing a mixture of capsicum and mineral oil, which will immobilize the dog for about 15 minutes. There are no long-term effects of dog repellent on an animal. However, after spraying an animal, there will be a yellowish color left on the dog’s hair. This can help identify the attacking dog in case subsequent rabies testing is needed. The yellow color comes off when the dog is washed.
Dog owners should also consider keeping a can of dog repellent on hand in the event their animal shows signs of attacking a USPS worker. Pet owners can take solace in knowing that dog repellent has undergone extensive laboratory testing, which found that the product is a safe, effective, and humane way to control animals on the brink of an attack.
Cans of dog repellent contain multiple uses. However, it is important to properly care for the product to ensure that it remains effective for subsequent uses. After using dog repellent, there will be a small amount of residue left in the nozzle. To clear the nozzle, turn the can upside down and spray until a white mist comes out. It is important to wash your hands after each use. When the case of dog repellant is empty, it can be thrown in the trash without any special consideration. However, the USPS recommends consulting state and local regulations before discarding a large number of cans.
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