The Dog Armor Knockdown blanket is a comfortable all-season dog blanket which is coated with an anti-insect substance (permethrin) that knocks down and repels ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and other insects.
The Insect Shield anti-insect coating used on the Dog Armor dog blanket is a revolutionary insecticidal compound designed to provide long-lasting, effective, safe
and convenient personal insect protection. It combines a patent-pending impregnation process with a proprietary combination of the anti-insect substance (permethrin) and a binding substance resulting in effective, odorless insect protection that lasts the expected lifetime of the impregnated product.
So how to test if the Insect Shield anti-insect coating really works? The efficacy of the anti-insect coating can be assessed under laboratory conditions by knockdown testing. Knockdown testing is a widely accepted scientific laboratory method for determining the efficacy of anti-insect coated textile products. The knockdown test is the only scientific method to show effectiveness through long-term washings. Many recognized agencies utilize knockdown testing for this purpose, including the World Health Organization (WHO). One of the advantages of the test is that no animal subjects are exposed to insects.
How does the knockdown test work? For the knockdown test, an anti-insect impregnated textile sample is placed in an enclosed space containing insects for a specified time period, after which the sample is removed and the effect on the insects is documented and knockdown rates are recorded. The test results below illustrate the superior effectiveness of the Insect Shield technology.
The Insect Shield anti-insect substance will knock down ticks and fleas whenever they come in contact with the Knockdown blanket. So if ticks or fleas have latched on to your dog after a walk outside and the dog will take a rest on its Dog Armor Knockdown blanket, the fleas and ticks will be exposed to the anti-insect substance and knocked down. That makes the Dog Armor Knockdown blanket an extremely effective tool for the early prevention of tick and flea infestations.
Key features of the Dog Armor Knockdown blanket:
- Long-lasting insecticide coating that knocks down insects and lasts up to 70 launderings
- Made of high quality durable soft polyester brushed tricot
- One size: 71 cm x 91 cm (28″ x 36″)
- Quick dry all season use
The fabric of the Dog Armor Knockdown blanket is made of high quality soft polyester brushed tricot. Tricot fabric has a unique weave that allows it to be smooth on one side while sporting texture on the other. The finished appearance of tricot is that of a sturdy yet soft material which is ideal for a dog blanket. Because of its durability, the blanket will show very little wear and tear, even with frequent use. And, since the tricot fabric allows the body to breathe the Knockdown blanket is the all-season perfect choice in warm as well as cool weather.
IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION: While permethrin is very well tolerated in dogs, in cats it is toxic and may cause severe adverse reactions. Although the permethrin concentration on the Dog Armor Knockdown products is significantly lower than in the concentrated spot-on products, Dog Armor gear and apparel is not considered suitable for cats. For more information, contact your veterinarian.