Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does LICKS Work?
A: We use medicinal levels of active ingredients in each product. If you compare LICKS ingredient panel to competitors you will see much higher levels in LICKS.
Q: What are the advantages to using liquid?
A: Liquid supplements can have up to a 98% absorption rate compared to 5 – 18% with pills and capsules. Along with high absorption, liquids are also easier to administer since the body will absorb the same amount of ingredients as pills but in fewer doses. Also, the ingredients found in liquids are not compressed which allows them to enter the bloodstream faster since there is no additional digestion needed. Since liquids can enter the bloodstream at a faster rate than pills the desired results typically occur in less time.
Q: What are the disadvantages to using pills?
A: At best pills have an absorption rate of 18%, which means the majority of ingredients are excreted or eliminated from the body. For the small amount of ingredients that do enter the digestive tract, it takes hours for your body to break down a pill. Additional digestion is also required by your body to break down a pill because the ingredients are compressed with buffers, binders, and fillers. Since there are added elements inside the capsule the absorption rate and effectiveness of the ingredients are ultimately reduced.
Q: Why does absorption matter?
A: Over the years many studies have shown that liquid supplements have a greater advantage than pill-based products. In the Physician’s Desk Reference, a commonly referred-to reference book, it is noted that liquids can be absorbed up to 98% compared to 5 – 18% with pills and capsules. This means that up to 95% of ingredients found in pills do not enter the bloodstream.
Q: How quickly will I see results?
A: Zen can work as quickly as 10 minutes on an empty stomach. We receive reports that most other products have a noticeable impact in 3-5 days.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Zen lasts 4-6 hours and sometimes up to 8. Other products must be taken habitually to see continued results. The biggest hurdle in achieving results is owner’s complacency in not maintaining a regular dosage routine
Q: Why use LICKS instead of vet prescribed medication?
A: Often Vets prescribe medicines that have long term negative impacts, such as Xanax for anxiety which causes dependency or steroids for skin and allergies which damages the immune system with extended use. LICKS offers a natural solution for treating pet ailments
Q: Is it expensive?
A: No, a 30 use box is a 60 day supply for a small dog. The 10 use boxes are 20 day supplies for small dogs, so it is in line with other products.
Q: Can I try LICKS before I purchase it?
A: Absolutely! We offer a free trial through our website. Click on the free trial item in our shop for more information.
Q: Can I use dog Zen on my cat?
A: No, our dog Zen contains chamomile, which is unsafe for cats, but we do make a full line of cat products including a Zen formula.
Q: Can I use cat Urinary Tract Care on my dog?
A: Yes, you should follow the same size chart listed on the cat box if you are using it with your dog. It would work best on a smaller dog.
Q: What is the difference between Joint + Heart and ElderDog?
A: Joint + Heart is for all ages of larger breed dogs while ElderDog is for older dogs of all breeds.
Pet Gummi Information:
Q: How are the Pet Gummies different from Gel Packets?
A: The main difference between the Pet Gummies and LICKS gel packets is the form they come in. The gummies are administered direct to mouth like a treat, while the gel packets can be administered in a bowl or directly to mouth.
Q: What flavor are the Pet Gummies?
a: Our dog Pet Gummies are an organic bacon flavor, one that your dog will surely love!
Q: What makes the Pet Gummi™ and gummy?
A: We use beet sugar, pork gelatin, and tapioca syrup to give LICKS Pet Gummies their texture and shape.
Q: How should I store the Pet Gummi™ bottle?
A: Gelatin can melt at 95ºF which is why we recommend storing the LICKS Pet Gummi™ bottle tightly closed in a dark, dry, and cool place. The bottle should be stored at 45ºF – 75ºF and should be refrigerated after opening.
Q: What kind of ingredients does LICKS® use?
A: LICKS® only uses all natural ingredients, and when available organic ingredients are used. All of our ingredients are sourced in the Americas.
Q: Where does the Glucosamine found in LICKS products come from?
A: LICKS uses the only USA Vegetarian Non-GMO Glucosamine on the pet market. All other pet products use Glucosamine from China.
Q: Can you tell me more about your patented formulation process?
A: LICKS patented formulation process increases the activation speed and efficacy by the rapid carrier agent by dissolving active ingredients before fats.
Q: Can dogs with chicken allergies use LICKS formulas?
A: Yes, the chicken flavor we use is not a protein. It’s a flavor, because it is thermal heated for 8 hours at 380 degrees. It is dechemistried to the point that it has no nutritional value. LICKS was tested on 12 dogs with chicken allergies – 11 of the 12 had no symptoms.
Q: What kind of Maltodextrin does LICKS use?
A: LICKS uses Maltodextrin from non-GMO corn
Q: What is the salt content of LICKS formulas?
A: LICKS formulas are considered low sodium products and have less than a milligram of salt.