Here you will get detailed informations about the materials of our beds, recommendations and Awards.
Orthopedic pillow with High-Quality-Latex-FillingAn adequate and ideal lying position must be the top criterium when it comes to choosing an dog basket and cat bed. Normal commercial pet beds are usually filled with foam plastics with very little density, with rests of thin polyester fleece and foam plastics or polystyrine balls. They are usually far too thin and not stable enough, resulting in your dog and cat ending up sleeping quite soon on the hard, cold floor. Such fillings do not offer your pet the necessary point elasticity for a proper support of the spine and of the joints.
Our orthopedic dog and cat pillow inlet was specifically developed and optimized for pets. The pillow inlets are filled with high-quality-latex-flakes with an extremely high density. As a general rule, the higher the density, the more elastic, durable, sustainable, and the better will be the support effect of the cats and dogs pillows and their capability to regain shape, as well as their support of the main position changes when sleeping. Thanks to the high density, the pet pillows maintain their stability and shape for a long time, remain permanently elastic and last for very long and are hardwearing.
The excellent point elasticity of our latex filling moulds perfectly to the individual shape of your cats or dogs, in order to avoid any compressions on the intervertebral disks and moving joints of the spine. An excessive compression on the spine would interfere with its regeneration.
Thanks to the optimized height of the pet pillows - which varies according to the size and weight of the pets - and to the specific latex filling in their core, our indoor pillows for cats and dogs offer a perfect sensation of lightness and relaxation for their spine and their joints. Besides, it is possible to minimize or even avoid bedsore and pressure sore, especially in elder dogs and cats or in animals affected by hip joint dysplasia or arthrosis. Such category of pets is helped to stand up thanks to the natural boost of latex.
Through the usage of latex, our cats baskets and dogs pillows are anti-allergic, antibacterial, and regulate humidity and temperature. Latex also has antiseptic characteristics and is very unlikely to be attacked by mites.
The padding is absolutely noiseless when the animal moves, thus enabling a quiet and restorative sleep. Latex offers an excellent capability of suspension and to regain shape in the position changes, as well as ensuring a perfect relaxation and regeneration of your beloved pet.
Care of the latex cushionThe cushion can be machine-washed with high temperature if necessary.
Drying at low temperature in the dryer.
Viscoelastic memory foam bedsA wrong sleeping berth can cause muscle tension and bone-joint deseases even with healthy dogs - just like with humans. Mattress covers with memory foam help the body to recover ideally during sleep and rest periods. This visco-elastic high-tech-foam reacts to body temperature and weight. Thanks to its pressure reducing feature the memory foam dog bed lets your dog sleep in a relaxed and natural position and relieves joints and muscles.
The mattress, made out of 100% viscoelastic memory foam, adapts perfectly to the body, prevents pressure points, and promotes an ideal pressure distribution to every body region (normal foam materials react to counter pressure). While laying down the spine will be kept straight, evenly supported, and in the proper anatomic form. It eases tensions, joints will get relieved, and it can lessen pain. The memory foam dog bed helps the blood flow and promotes a healthy, deep, and relaxed sleep.
Scientific studies show that humans turn a lot less from one side to the other and wake up more relaxed when sleeping on memory foam. Because of that viscoelastic foam is perfect for our orthopedic dog beds.
Our memory foam mattresses have a very high density, are breathable, and temperature adjusting. Because we are only using 100% memory foam (no sandwich-combination of normal foam and fleece) our products are first grade quality. Our dog beds and pillows are produced by a brand-name manufacturer for human mattresses here in Bavaria/Germany. Our manufacturer doesn't distinguish between human and animal when choosing materials and produces the products. The orthopedic dog bed will stay true to form for years.
This high-tech material was developed by NASA to reduce the pressure on their astronauts during the start and re-entry phase. The matraces have been used already for years in patient care to avoid bedsores and also on operating tables since it promotes ideal blood flow.
The benefit of our visco-elastic memory foam dog beds:
- optimal relaxation of potential pressure sore.
- improvement of the blood circulation
- decrease of backache and muscle pain
- controled accommodation to every body zone
- thermo active hardness regulation
- no muscle tenseness in the shoulder and ridge musculature
- preventing decubitus pressure sore
We recommend our memory foam dog beds particularly with regard to
- arthrosis and preventing arthrosis
- dysplasia of the hip joint
- dysplasia of the elbow
- older dogs
- after surgeries
Care of latex cushion
If necessary, the latex cushion can be machine-washed at 140º F, hot. Drying at low temperature in the dryer.
For our animal furniture we only use felt 100 % made of sheep's wool. Our felts are natural products mechanically manufactured in Germany only by means of humidity, pressure and warmth; they are hardened without the addition of any binding materials or similar. This small felt basket has a base made from hardwearing needle felt.
Material: Felt 100% sheep wool, needle felt 100% Polypropylen
Care of felt
The felts we utilize are damp-resistant and can be perfectly cleansed with a wet cloth and a delicate neutral soap solution. In case of obstinate dirt, the felt can also be dry-washed.
It was the animals themselves that chose the fabric for the covers. During long test series we laid out the most varied types of fabrics here in the office, where our four-footed could lie down and sleep. The fleece we now use was unanimously selected by every cat and dog as their favourite material. Animals love this material because of its closely-woven pile, its softness and its warmth features. But this fabric is also suitable for cushion covers thanks to the breathable activity of the material and the good characteristics for its care. Our cosy fleece from 100% polyester, with a density of 1 1/2 oz per square feet, is manufactured in Italy for high-quality outdoor coverings. It remains perfectly soft and fluffy even after frequent washing and has an anti-pilling system.
Material: Fleece 100% Polyester
Care of Fleece
Cushion covers can be machine-washed at 100º F, warm, and then gently dried in a dryer at low temperature. This enables to remove the remaining animal hairs.
The cover made of microfiber has many very favorable properties, why it is a ideal material for animal pillows and pet beds. The microfiber is easy to clean, durable and equally visually appealing. It is particularly soft and smooth, comfortable in touch and highly shape retaining.
The good properties of microfibers can be achieved due to closely spinning of very fine fibers resulting a greater surface area and more strength of the fibers. The material that we use for our pillow cases, is usually used for high-quality upholstered furniture and is equipped with an extra stain protection.
Material Microfibre: Upper fabric 100% Polyester, reinforce fabric 70% Cotton, 30% Polyester
Care of Microfiber
Cushion covers can be machine-washed at 90º F, cold/warm, and then gently dried in a dryer at low temperature. This enables to remove the remaining animal hairs. Please do not spin dry to avoid wrinkles.
The covers are manufactured out of 100 % satin cotton in a small factory in Upper Franconia. The satin ribbons, also made out of cotton, ensure the adequate support.
Material: 100% Cotton
Care of cotton
Machine-washable at 100º F, warm, and are suitable for tumble drying.
The incontinence cover protects the interior of the dog cushion from liquid. Fluids do not penetrate into the inside of the cushion, which prevents an unpleasant odor. The underside of the incontinence cover is made of durable cotton. This ensures quick air exchange as soon as your pet lay down on the pillow.
Material: Incontinence cover Top: membrane layer: 100% polyester, carrier material 100% polyamide
Material: Incontinence cover bottom: 70% cotton, 30% polyamide
Care of Incontinence Cover
The incontinence cover is machine washable at 40°. Do not use in dryer, do not dry clean, do not iron
The cover is manufactured here in Bavaria. The cover is directly crocheted over a steel frame, out of a strong cotton yarn.
Material: 100% Cotton
Care of crocheted cover
The small baskets can be easily dusted using the hoover's brush attachment.
The fauxleather we use is both haptic and optic hardly to be distinguished from authentic leather. Faux leather has a functional, abrasion-proof surface that serves its purpose in a practical, long-lasting way. The abrasion test according to Martindale resulted in a value of 40,000. For comparison: good-quality fabrics for upholstered furniture have a value of 20,000. Furthermore, the material is equipped with a flame-retardant system.
Material: 83% PVC, 16% Polyester, 1% PUR
Care of faux leather
Neither artificial leather nor fauxleather need any preserving treatments. To cleanse, simply wipe with warm water and a delicate neutral soap solution.
We manufacture the leather baskets using European cowskin, semi-aniline skin with a natural surface. The leather gains its peculiar look and the soft touch thanks to a special finishing process.
Care of leather
There are no specific cleaning instructions. Dirty areas can simply be cleaned with a wet cloth and cleansing agents usual in commerce (diluted, never concentrated) observing the instructions of the manufacturer of the specific cleansing agent.
The braided baskets are also manufactured in a small factory here in Upper Franconia (Lichtenfels is the German 'basket city') in rattan cane. After being braided, the baskets are treated with an eco-friendly water varnish. The varnish fosters the braiding's stability and ensures a long durability. The base consists of a laminated wooden panel. You have the option of attaching toys to the adjustable rattan arm.
Care of basket
The small baskets can be easily dusted using the hoover's brush attachment. Gross dirt can be removed by using a soap solution and a soft brush.
Stainless steel base stand
Rondo's stand, which also comes from a small factory in Franconia, is handmade in stainless steel.
Care of steel base stand
The stand in stainless steel can be easily dusted with a wet cloth and wiped with a dry cloth.
We want that both humans and animals enjoy our high-quality pet products, for that we enlist manufacturing companies in Bavaria to produce our high-end pet furniture. All materials we use are coming from regional suppliers. Only the fleece fabric and the leather we buy in italy.
A big producer of human mattresses makes the dog beds and pillows for us, here in Bavaria. We make no difference between human and animal in choice of materials and high-quality processing. For manufacturing the pet-interiors products, cuddly fleece from Italy, made for top outdoor clothing, is applied. The durable synthetic leather is normally used for the production of seats and interior in automotive industries. We purchase durable genuine leather and the stainless steel and metal components from manufacturers of upholstery industries. At least there are solid felt from sheep‘s wool, the ship rope and all wicker work from domestic production.
You do not acquire a mass-produced dog bedorcat pillow from an assembly line, instead, you acquire a handmade designer product!
If necessary, our cushion covers, scratch-wrappings or more loose items, can be bought even after years.If our pet furniture should be damaged by external factors or have become unsightly, you can enter it with us for repairs, even after years of use.
Production of special sizes
You do not find your preferred size of a dog bed or cat cushion in our program? No problem!We produce all our pet furniture here in Lichtenfels/Bavaria and also get all the required components out of the region. So we can quickly and easily respond to customer needs. Just ask us and we will do a offer for your desired pet furniture.
What is the best bed for my dog?A suitable dog bed is part of the perfect dog equipment considering that puppies and even adult dogs spend a lot of time sleeping. It is worthwhile to think over buying the right dog bed to give your dog the much needed healthy and restful sleep. When choosing the right sleeping place the perfect size and also the sleep behavior of your dog is important. It is worthwhile to reconsider seiously, buying a dog basket. When selecting the right sleeping place for the dog not only the size but also the sleep behavior of your dog is important.
Why does my dog need a place to sleep at all?An adult dog spends 16-18 hours a day sleeping or resting. In that case, the purchase of a high quality dog bed, possibly with orthopedic lying comfort, makes sense. Your dog feels safe and protected in his own bed and has a set place for restful and recreative sleep. Many elder or arthritis effected dogs need a joint-friendly dog bed. The right and suitable place to sleep for the dog improves quality of life immensely.
What is the right bed size for my dog?To decide how the ideal dog bed should look like, you should look at your dogs sleeping habits. Does he love to curl up or does he sleep stretched out? He likes to lay on his back? Or he curls up and then stretches out again? If your dog loves to stretch out, a dog pillow or mattress, rectangular or square without a high edge is a good choice. Determine the optimal size of the dog cushion by measuring your dog while sleeping and add 7"-10". If your dog loves to curl up while sleeping, measure the longest side of the dog and add about 7"-10". The result is the perfect size for your dog bed in length or diameter.
How should be the place to sleep?Observe your dog. He usually shows pretty much what he prefers. Every dog is different, we can only give a recommendation. Short-haired dogs love it more soft and cuddly, with an edge to lean on. These dogs love our pillowcases made from fleece fabric. All Divan cushions, as well as the pet baskets Arena and Siro are a good choice. Long-haired dogs are often better on smooth surfaces, since them will quickly get too warm through the long fur. For these dogs we recommend covers out of leatherette (Day Beds Peter and Paul) or microfiber (Mary Day Bed, Divan cushion Marie). For large, heavy dogs we have developed our Lounge cushions. Chambers are stitched inside the dog cushion to prevent the high-quality latex filling from migration. The bed surface remains nearly straight and the recumbency characteristics are slightly firmer than these of our Divan pillows. Many elderly or arthritis effected dogs need a back-friendly dog bed. All our products are filled with orthopedic latex flakes or equipped with viscoelastic foam. Especially recommended are the DayBeds Peter, Paul & Mary and all the Lounge cushions. On request we can provide the CUBE with viscoelastic foam. The preferences of the berth can be quite different, day and season depending, and varies from dog to dog. Offer your dog different beds, if you have the opportunity to do so. Then he can decide himself. It is particularly important that the roost is easy to clean. Dogs also love clean beds. Therefore, all our cushion covers are washable and replacement covers are available, even after years. Look to it that the filling does not crumple together or can be pushed through. Because that is not comfortable for any dog. Our high-quality latex filling has very high restoring forces. During all the years of our existence, it has still managed not a dog, to push through one of our cushion fillings. Should it ever happen that a dog pushes through to the ground one of our cushions, we will send an immediate replacement.
Divan or Lounge cushion, which is better?The Divan cushion is loosely filled with our premium high-quality Latex flakes. The animal may rummage around a little scrape and snuggle into the pillow wonderfully. The bed surface is softer than in the Lounge cushions. Cats and small dogs love and prefer this cushion type. Inside the Lounge cushions chambers are stitched which are also filled with high-quality Latex flakes. These chambers prevent excessive migration of the filling inside the cushion. The bed surface remains nearly straight and is slightly firmer in the recumbency characteristics. Which cushion now is the appropriate one for your darling depends on the sleeping preferences of your pet.
Cuddling preferred = Divan cushion
Preferably straight lying, difficulty in getting up = Lounge cushion
How many pet beds should it be now?It would be good if at least two berths would be made available for each dog (always one place more than dogs live in the house); the more the better. It is optimal when different berths with different characteristics are available. So your dog has the ability to change the berth and also the location as needed.
Where do I set the roost?First of all align the roost there, where it seems most appropriate. Certainly, your dog will pick and choose the most pleasant place himself. Is this place ok for you, the question has been clarified. In any case, the sleeping place should be where the family is staying at the most throughout the day. The dog is a pack animal and wants to be near you. The sleeping place should be set up in a quiet room or corner. Your Darling should be able to pull himself back when he needs some rest. Not suitable is the entrance area, as there was usually restless approaching and the dog will often be disturbed. Also you should think about the noise next to his sleeping place. Close to the home stereo or TV, it is usually too loud for the dog.
Bed, Sofa or chair as a sleeping place?You decide whether your dog is allowed to it or not. It is only important, to be consistent in the original decision.
The latest dog furniture trends.The dog is a family member, which is also evident, that the pet bed can be integreted perfectly into your environment, without neglect the need of the animal.
With this new products we not only fascinated our customers, also the German Design Council and we were nominated to the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany.