If you’re the owner of a dog, then the chances are good that you spend quite a lot of time and thought on improving its welfare. Dog ownership in the UK is at a historic high, with around 11 million domestic dogs in the country. They’re now more common than cats.
With this explosion in ownership, we’ve seen a burgeoning market for luxury dog-related products. Luxury foods, luxury collars, luxury clothing – whatever it is that your dog enjoys, the chances are that you can find a high-quality version of it.
One area of spending where luxury really does make sense is your dog’s bed. Why is this? Let’s examine a few of the reasons that luxury dog beds make sense.
Enhanced Comfort and Support
A luxury dog bed is naturally more comfortable for the dog that sleeps in it. They make use of sophisticated, premium-quality materials like memory and orthopaedic foam. This means that your dog’s quality of sleep is improved, and that they will probably be less inclined to find another, less favourable place to sleep.
Durability and Longevity
Terry Pratchett’s ‘Boots’ theory of economic unfairness is at play here. A luxury dog bed might cost more than a cheap one, but it may also be more resilient and hard-wearing. Thus, in the long term, you’ll end up spending less.
While this isn’t something that your dog may be overly concerned with, the fact is that your dog’s bed might form a conspicuous part of your home. Since you’re going to be looking at this piece of furniture every day, it follows that you should shop for something that is beautiful as well as functional. Luxury dog beds are well designed, made from the right materials, and come in a range of styles that might match your décor.
Health Benefits for Dogs
As dogs age, they become prone to joint problems. This is especially so for large and giant breeds, like Great Danes. The right bedding will support the joints, and help alleviate the pain. Generally speaking, comfortable sleeping arrangements lead to better sleeping patterns in dogs of all ages and sizes.
A quality dog bed will be built with longevity in mind – and that means that it can usually be repeatedly disassembled for easy cleaning. So, in the long run, you’re not only saving money, but time, energy and frustration, too.