LickGuard is a natural unpleasant tasting ointment to discourage licking, biting and chewing by your pet.
LickGuard uses a combination of texture, taste, and smell to create a no lick solution. Tastes Terrible, Works Great!
Essential Oil Blend
Creates a "hot" sensation on the tongue
First contact gives the dog or cat a bad experience
Clings to the animal's tongue
Prolongs the intense taste
Garlic & Spearmint Oil
Activate the olfactory system by creating a smell that triggers memory
Smell quickly reminds the dog or cat of their bad experience
Clean and dry affected area. Apply generously where licking needs to be discouraged. Reapply as needed. For best results, when first applying LickGuard, put a dab on your petís tongue so they recognize the bad taste and smell before LickGuard applied to the desired area.
After Surgical Procedures - Apply LickGuard to suture lines to keep the animal from re-
opening the wound. LickGuard can also be used on catheters and IV lines. Great for recently spayed/neutered pets.
Bandages - Use LickGuard on bandages and avoid the use of an uncomfortable e-collar.
Sores and Wounds - LickGuard can be used on skin conditions caused by chronic licking or biting, such as lick granulomas and biting sores.
How LickGuard Works Step 1: Adhesive Base LickGuard's adhesive base creates a stable environment holding the essential oils in suspension, maintaining their intensity. The sticky base clings to the animal's tongue prolonging the intense taste. Step 2: Terrible Taste Essential oils along with citric acid successfully work together to reach all areas of the tongue - the sweet on the tip, the salty and sour on either side, and the bitter towards the back. These ingredients stimulate the nerve endings and taste buds, creating a unique, terrible, and shocking taste. LickGuard also generates a "hot" sensation on the tongue from cinnamon bar, oregano oil, and peppermint oil. These oils do not actually burn the tongue or make it physically hot, but stimulate receptors that normally respond to heat, thus tricking the brain into feeling a "hot" sensation. Step 3: Smell Triggers Memory Lastly, garlic and spearmint oil both activate the olfactory system by creating a distinct smell. Since smell and taste work together, the animal will associate the smell with the bad taste. In fact, taste and smell are so closely related that a dog or cat will lick or eat something based more off smell than taste. The part of a dog's brain that receives messages from the nerves of the nose is so highly developed that it can store up scent information like a computer. This programs the animal to remember the smell of LickGuard and stay away.
External use only. For animal use only. If animalís condition worsens or does not improve consult your veterinarian. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. Use caution when applying LickGuard to red or open wounds as a stinging sensation may occur. Store in a cool, dry place.
Lick Guard really discourages your pet to lick hotspots better than bitter apple or anything else that we have tried. Don't give up until you have tried this product.
Works better than all the rest! by The Dogs Bloom from Chicago, IL08/08/2012
Lick Guard is the ultimate deterrent when it comes to preventing your dog from licking it's wound. My female dog often had/has chronic ear infections. Unfortunately, my male dog loves to lick her ears when she has ear infections. This causes her to have even longer and more painful infections. She would also wind up with a UTI because dogs are dogs! I've tried many different deterrents but Lick Guard was the ONLY anti-lick product that kept him away from her ears.
Didn't work for long by Seth from Washington, DC01/25/2012
I had a chance to use Lick Guard with my Lab Stewie who has a bad habit of chewing at a piece of carpeting in the house. Bitter apple didn't work, so I figured I'd try a gel. The first time he licked at it stopped him, but sure enough I came downstairs later in the morning and he was up to his same old routine. I reapplied several times, but saw no lasting impact.
great product by betsy04/04/2013
Lick guard works quite well can replace the use of E collars in a lot of cases, my vet was impressed when I showed it to him and he took down info to order some for practice
lickguard by Linda from Columbia, MD12/31/2009
This stuff is great and I find that it is even better than bitter apple. Dogs hate the smell and if they do go beyond the smell, they hate the taste! For us it was an instant, lick stopper.