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This time of year, fleas and ticks are a top concern for dog owners. Pet parents are looking for reliable, proven protection for their dogs against disease-carrying insects and arachnids, especially with the heightened awareness of vector-borne diseases such as Lyme disease.

UltraShield® Green Natural Fly Repellent offers a unique, eco-safe option to add to your protection routine. It’s proven to repel not only fleas and ticks, but mosquitoes, flies and gnats that could carry harmful diseases. Two independent tests revealed that UltraShield® Green is 100% effective in repelling brown dog ticks, 83% effective in repelling deer ticks, on average, and 69% effective in repelling fleas over the course of 24 hours. The natural formula also repels biting flies, mosquitoes and gnats for up to eight hours.

In this white paper, you’ll see the full scope of the research proving the effectiveness of our UltraShield® Green formula.

 

 ABSORBINE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT – JULY 2014

 

ULTRASHIELD® GREEN NATURAL FLY REPELLENT FOR USE ON ALL DOGS:
• Effective for use on all breeds of dogs, horses, and ponies
• Eco-safe for the entire family
• Not oily or greasy
• No artificial colors or additives
• Refreshing aromatic scent

 

Proven effective in repelling fleas and ticks naturally and safely

The effectiveness of UltraShield® Green as a natural tick and flea
repellent was determined by two independent studies conducted in
2014 by i2LResearch USA Inc. In each of these studies, UltraShield® Green portrayed a high degree of standard compliance and supported its claims in terms of quality and effectiveness.

 

INDEPENDENT TESTS PROVE REPELLENCY

 

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Brown Dog Ticks: repels 100%
Deer Ticks: repels 83% on average1
Fleas: repels 69% on average over 24 hours2
Biting Flies, Mosquitoes, and Gnats: repels for up to 8 hours

1Average repellency over five replicate tests
2At one, four, and 24 hours, the repellency was found to be 63%, 62%,
and 83%, respectively, with the average repellency being 69%.

 

Evaluating the effectiveness of UltraShield® Green as a repellent against fleas and ticks

 

This study was conducted in the testing facility of i2LResearch USA Inc. under the supervision of study director Alicia Kelley in the period ranging from March 19, 2014 to April 14, 2014.

A laboratory trial was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of UltraShield® Green against brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) and deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis). A second laboratory trial was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of UltraShield® Green against cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis).

 

 STUDY METHODOLOGY

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Brown Dog Ticks: A filter paper strip was treated with UltraShield® Green and allowed to dry. The treated strip was then stapled to an untreated strip of a similar size. Five replicates of filter paper strips were created and stapled in a similar fashion. The behavior of five ticks was examined for each replicate. One tick at a time was introduced to the untreated strip and was allowed to move upward until it came into contact with the treated strip. The tick was categorized as “repelled” if it turned around, halted, or dropped off without proceeding further.

 

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Deer Ticks: One-half of a circular filter paper was treated with UltraShield® Green and allowed to dry. The filter paper was then placed in a glass petri dish to create a semi-treated field. The treated side was placed over a heating pad as a lure. Five similar arenas were created for each treatment. Deer ticks were introduced to the control side of the arena and one hour of observation time was allowed. Ticks were categorized as “not repelled” if they were found to have crossed onto the treated side and moved in the direction of the heat.

 

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Fleas: Filter paper circles were halved, with one side remaining untreated and the other side being treated with UltraShield® Green. Control arenas were lined with two untreated semicircles, with one of these semicircles being randomly marked as “treated”. A heating pad was placed beneath the treated side of the arena and used as a lure. Five replicates were created for each treatment. For each replicate, 20 fleas were introduced into the untreated side of each test arena. The movement of the fleas was observed and recorded at 1 hour, 4 hours, and 24 hours.

 

Product ingredients:

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Thyme Oil………………………………………………… 0.01%
Cedar Oil…………………………………………………..0.05%
Lemongrass Oil………………………………………0.05%
Rosemary Oil…………………………………………..0.05%
Citronella Oil…………………………………………..0.06%
Clove Oil……………………………………………………0.08%
Geraniol……………………………………………………. 0.70%
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate…………………………. 2.50%

INERT INGREDIENTS3…………………. 96.50%
Total………………………………………………………. 100.00%
3Water, Glycerin, and Vitamin E

 

Click here to download a PDF of the UltraShield Green Pet White Paper.

 


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