- Bad tasting ointment to help
prevent licking, biting and chewing.
- Can be used for dogs and cats
- Replacement for uncomfortable
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 pet’s 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
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
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
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
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
Anise Oil, Beeswax, Citric Acid, Cinnamon Oil, Garlic Oil,
Lanolin, Lime Oil, Origanum Oil, Peppermint Oil, Petrolatum, Pine Oil, Polysorbate
80, Potassium Chloride, Sesquiterpenoid, Sodium Chloride, Spearmint Oil,
Tricalcium Phosphate, Water.
External use only. For animal use only. If animal’s 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.