As a member of the family your dog fully deserves the quality we consider important for ourselves. Whether it’s food, cosmetics or equipment, it’s important that these are made from ingredients that are premium and not harmful to your pet’s health. Thanks to the fact that we know more and more about the effects on health of different compounds, we can now make far more informed and careful choices when looking for a given product for dogs.
Unfortunately, allergy problems are becoming more common among our pets. Allergies can be caused by inhaled pollen, food, flea stings, or certain materials that come into contact with the dog’s skin. Examining these usually involves a lengthy, costly process, which is unfortunately not always painless for the dog.
As an owner it is therefore our responsibility to try to prevent such problems the best way we can. One way to do this is to choose a bed, harness, collar, or toy for your dog that you can trust, from a brand that ensures good quality.
As a dog equipment manufacturer, Julius-K9® has been focusing on making their products best serve the dog-to-human relationship for over 25 years. Nowadays, dogs are no longer just house guards, but also companions, and fully-fledged family members who deserve to get the best. Therefore Julius-K9® pays special attention to making their products from first-class raw materials. The high-level product safety is guaranteed to dog owners by the independent OEKO-TEX® certification.
What does OEKO-TEX® certification mean?
“STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.
If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. The test is conducted by our independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of our extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalogue. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalogue is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements.” – says the official website of OEKO-TEX®.
The certification applies for one year, after which the product must be tested again, which guarantees on-going inspection. This trademark is proudly worn by certain elements of Julius-K9® harnesses and the parts that can come into contact with your dog’s fur.
It’s not all just looks, what’s inside matters too
Based on the above, Julius-K9® decided that in the case of the IDC®Powerharness, the parts that come into physical contact with the animal should all be OEKO-TEX® certified. For Julius-K9® the invisible parts are just as important. That’s why the foam inside the harness, which provides maximum comfort, and the luxurious carpet fabric layer that provides support are also OEKO-TEX® certified. Even the thread used to sew the harness has earned this certification.
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