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Lick Guard (0.75 oz)

Item: IMW033423
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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 BlendCreates a "hot" sensation on the tongueFirst contact gives the dog or cat a bad experience
Ointment BaseClings to the animal's tongueProlongs the intense taste
Garlic & Spearmint OilActivate the olfactory system by creating a smell that triggers memorySmell 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.


    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.

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    100% Recommend this product (1 of 1 responses)
    By GJM
    Best for the pet
    June 3, 2018
    This product works. It is the best thing for applying to the pet itself, because it does not cause irritation or a stinging sensation as other products do. Oh sure, it needs to be re-applied twice a day in severe self chewers, but eventually, just the smell alone will stop the chewing, as you get the source of the itch discovered and under control, (or after a wound or surgical site has healed). No other product for use on the pet will stop the chewing as well.
    Merchant Response:Thanks for your great review. So to hear that LickGuard worked for your Beagel!!!!
    • It works.
    • It is not irritating to the pet's skin.
    • Works by bad taste alone, not by burn, or irritant.
    • Since it is an ointment, it will stain fabric that it comes in contact with. You can limit this by using sparingly, IOW, very thin amount just to add the taste to the area being chewed, but it will stain as any ointment will.
    • It does need to be re-applied every 8-12 hours, (possibly even every 6 hours initially) for serious self chewing issues. Also needs re-application after running through grass. (This does not mean they went out to potty, my dogs are active runners and players.) As the dog learns the smell and taste associated with it, every 12 hours is usually often enough.
    • It is pricey if you use it generously, but sparingly is usually effective at stopping the chewing, if chewing is limited to certain parts of the body, such as feet and tail.

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