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Healthy sleep is important for our four-legged friends

That’s how it goes among dog owners: you tell each other about your dear four-legged friends, pass on recommendations for diet and training, and sometimes you ask your friend if she couldn‘t sew a nice coat for the little pet. Tina Herrmann, the woman behind “Frau Frauchen – factory for your dog”, has had just this experience.

Meanwhile one and a half years have passed and Tina, a career policewoman, has a second “full-time job”, as she puts it. She herself had never been happy about the design and quality of the beds for her own dogs Chilli and Lucky. “In fact they rarely fit your own arrangements really well”, says Tina Herrmann. And no doubt she is right. So, in collaboration with a well-known German matrass manufacturer, she had made up her mind to test a range of materials for this purpose and found a solution in a basic material of viscofoam. “Frau Frauchen’s” orthopaedic dog cushions are called “Cloud”, fit the shape of the dog’s body, make the animal less stressed and conserve its warmth. And so no doubt the four-legged pets sleep as if on a cloud, too. “The acceptance rate is 99% among dogs”, says Tina Herrmann, who produces the cushions for animals up to 85 kilograms. The covering can be changed, and for sick dogs there is also incontinence protection, which together with the cushion can be washed at up to 40 degrees. The “Cloud” dog cushion is designed to last a whole life long – the animal-loving policewoman and entrepreneur considers this to be very important.

“Frau Frauchen” will be showcasing her orthopaedic dog beds, tailor-made dog coats and individual collars at the coming Heimtextil 2019 in the showcase entitled “All about Pets” in the Galleria.

Kerstin Böhning

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