The Dog Armor Knockdown Mattress is a comfortable all-season mattress for dogs. It is made of soft polyester fabric with a removable lightweight filling. The fabric 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 Knockdown Mattress 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 Mattress. So if ticks or fleas have latched on to your dog after a walk outside and the dog will take a rest in its Dog Armor Knockdown Mattress, the fleas and ticks will be exposed to the anti-insect substance and knocked down. That makes the Dog Armor Knockdown Mattress an extremely effective tool for the early prevention of tick and flea infestations.
Key features Dog Armor Knockdown Mattress:
- Long-lasting insecticide coating that knocks down insects and lasts up to 70 launderings
- Made of high quality durable soft polyester
- Outer cover with zipper closing for easy removal of filling and laundering
- Lightweight foam filling for all season use
- Quick dry
The fabric of the Dog Armor Knockdown Mattress is made of high quality durable polyester. Because of its durability, the sleeping bag will show very little wear and tear, even with frequent use. And, since the fabric allows the body to breathe the Knockdown Bag is the all-season perfect choice in warm as well as cool weather.
The lightweight foam filling is providing the coziness of snuggling up in a comfy “protecting” environment but prevents overheating. The filling is removable for easy laundering of the Knockdown Mattress.
Non-slip bottom fabric
The bottom of the Knockdown Mattress is made of anti-slip fabric to make sure the bag will not slide when the dog is going to take a rest.
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.