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Mama_Cakes's avatar

Dog spray is essentially pepper spray, right?

Asked by Mama_Cakes (9310 points ) January 4th, 2013

I’m Canadian and someone was murdered a few blocks over. Petite female (same as me). They’re not sure who did, but folks are speculating a random perp. Anyhow, pepper spray is illegal in Canada, but “dog spray” is fine. Is it the same thing?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Found this one on ebay. It’s pepper spray. Let me see if the link worked.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dog-Repellent-Canine-Pepper-Spray-with-Keychain-/121045272737?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c2edc48a1
It did. I’d grab it in an instant. I’m 6’1”, I’d hope if someone my size came at you that you would have something to even the odds a little.

CWOTUS's avatar

Thanks, @Adirondackwannabe (and thanks for the idea, @Mama_Cakes).

Amazon has the same product, even cheaper.

Shippy's avatar

Do you have stun guns there? We use those a lot here. Not sure if I am using correct term. But for example some are disguised as cell phones, but pack a high voltage electric shock.

Brian1946's avatar

Why is pepper spray illegal in Canada?

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Brian1946 The same reason so many other weapons are prohibited in Canada, I’d imagine. And yet, their violent crime rates tend to be lower than those in the US. Hm…

And @Mama_Cakes, don’t you mean bear spray? I’ve never heard of dog repellant used as pepper spray, but I know bear spray is similar, and legal in Canada.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

There is such a thing as dog spray.

By the way, they caught the killers.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Mama_Cakes Oh, I know there’s such a thing. I’d just never heard of it used as pepper spray before. Now I have. It’s usually bear spray people use in its place.

rooeytoo's avatar

I have heard runners say they carry hairspray. Theoretically if you hit a dog or a human in the eyes with hairspray, it is quite debilitating. The other day I was using spray adhesive and that stuff is hellish. I thought to myself if you hit someone in the eye with that stuff, their eyeballs would become glued to their eyelids. A terrible thing but if you were being attacked by man or beast, I guess all is fair in love and war!

livelaughlove21's avatar

@rooeytoo And if it doesn’t blind them, it’ll certainly choke them. Hair spray chokes me every morning.

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