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I'm sorry that your dog is licking her incision site.
Bitter Apple doesn't deter all dogs from licking, unfortunately, but it may be worth a try. I wouldn't apply it directly to the incision site but around the incision. It's not going to be a problem is some happens to get on the sutures, but I'd try to avoid it if you can.
If your dog is somehow managing to remove the cone or neck collar, then it may be too large for her and either needs to be readjusted or a smaller one purchased. Many if not al pet stores will carry these products if you wanted to find another one with a better fit.
I hope this helps. Deb