MAI StopLik™ Mixed Pack, 6 Wide & 6 Narrow
StopLik is a lick deterrent aid that covers bandages on animal’s extremities and replaces the need for Elizabethan collars and bitter sprays. It delivers a mild tingle to the tongue, providing an effective treatment to prevent licking and promote the healing of wounds, post-surgical sites and lick granulomas. The non-invasive, battery powered design also allows the animal to behave normally while the bandage remains in place, maximizing successful recovery.
- Extremity management and behavioral modification tool
- Provides a safe, mild electric stimulus to the petfs tongue when licked to deter pet from licking
- Tingling sensation and unpleasant taste will prevent pets from licking
- Highly effective, fast acting relief for most pets
- Applied over a bandage placed over the wound site
- Proven in veterinary trials to be over 90% effective, regardless of size, age or breed of pet
- Alternative to Elizabethan Collar and Bitter Apple Spray
- Colour-coded, available in 4cm and 7.6cm (1.62 and 3 inch) widths
Effective treatment for:
- Behavioural modification tool for lick granulomas and/or self-mutilation
- Licking, tearing at surgical stitches
- Pulling out IVs, Seton drains, urinary catheters
- Dogs, cats or other small animals
- Deterring other pets from tampering with bandages
From Vet Practice News:http://maianimalhealth.com/press/stoplik-vpn-june-2014.pdf
StopLik case study: How to help patients kick the lick habit
By Somyr McLean Perry
For The Education Center
Few behavioral disorders in companion animals frustrate veterinary practitioners and pet owners more than acral lick dermatitis.
Traditional treatment and prevention methods, such as behavioral modification drugs, Elizabethan collars and topical spray deterrents, don’t always work for every patient.
Yolan Friedmann owns an 8-year-old 110-pound Anatolian shepherd with severe lick granuloma on his right hind leg.
“We exhausted all options for him, all to no avail,” said Friedmann, who lives in South Africa. Terry Arver, DVM, product specialist for MAI Animal Health in Elmwood, Wis., empathizes with ownerslike Friedmann, which was one inspiration for the development of StopLik Lick Deterrent.
“A behavioral modification product was necessary to not only assist in healing the lesion, but also to address the psychological component of this disease,” Dr. Arver said. “Also, a product was needed to help the patient live a less restrictive lifestyle while being treated for acral lick dermatitis.”
The only such product on the market, StopLik wraps around a bandaged leg to protect the bandage and wound, and delivers a mild electric stimulus to the tongue when the animal licks it. The wraps are powered by small electric cells similar to watch batteries.
“Some people wonder how strong the stimulus is from the batteries,” noted Arver, but he said StopLik is very safe for animals.
“The stimulus has been estimated to be equivalent to 1/200th of a static shock. This does not adversely affect the animal’s health, and after one or two attempts the patient stops menacing the wound area.”
Friedmann said StopLik was a lifesaver for her pet’s condition because it helps her dog control his own behavior without intervention from other sources.
“Devices and lotions simply make him more angry and increase the intensity of his obsession with the leg. StopLik does no harm like long-term drug use (which did not work anyway), and treats the problem at its source,” she said.
Brian Dingman, product manager for StopLik, said he’s heard similar stories from veterinary professionals.
“Many times I have heard from veterinarians and vet technicians that when using StopLik, the dogs themselves show less anxiety and stress,” he said.
StopLik has other important applications for hospitalized patients, including discouraging patients from removing intravenous and urinary catheters. Its companion product, LikShield, which uses the same technology, is designed to prevent pets from bothering surgical sites, sutures and open wounds on the torso.
Once activated, StopLik normally lasts for about a week, and should be replaced each time the bandage beneath the StopLik wrap is replaced. Arver and Dingman said most bandaging protocols require bandages to be replaced every five to seven days.
The product can last longer—up to three weeks— under optimal conditions, which include keeping the StopLik wrap dry by covering it with a plastic bag when the animal goes outside.
MAI Animal Health reports an 80 percent success rate in dogs and even higher success rate in cats, and positive feedback from practitioners in the field.
Arver agreed with Dingman, and said that veterinarians appreciate that the product addresses the psychological element of the lick granuloma disease process.
“Until the habitual behavior of self-mutilation is addressed and modified, the chances for a favorable longterm prognosis are greatly reduced,” Arver said.
Few behavioural disorders in companion animals frustrate veterinary practitioners and pet owners more than acral lick dermatitis. Traditional treatment and prevention methods don’t always work for every patient. StopLik wraps around a bandaged leg to protect the bandage and wound, and delivers a mild electric stimulus to the tongue when the animal licks it.
"StopLik is an ingenius invention; so simple and so clever. The dog learns to control its own behavior, as you are not modifying it for them. I cannot see why it is not standard protocol for wound healing, as it is more effective and kinder than bucket collars, etc." -Yolan Friedmann, Joe’s owner
For the case study and article: http://maianimalhealth.com/press/stoplik-vpn-june-2014.pdf