Cheap dog beds – Are they worth it?
Understanding the dog bed lifetime cost argument can help save you money in the long run.
With correct care and maintenance all of our Berkeley Dog Beds should comfortably last or exceed the life of an average dog. The cost of one of our Large Berkeley Waterproof Orthopedic Dog Bed Mattresses at £168 represents less than 1% of the total lifetime cost of dog ownership estimated to be around £18,000.
Pet trade industry market research, backed by our own findings, indicates that dog owners have to replace their dog bed at least 10 times during their dog’s lifetime.
Assuming an average purchase price of £50 for a typical dog bed sourced from the high street you could easily spend £500 of your hard-earned cash on an assortment of inferior beds for your dog.
10 x Ordinary Large
£50 Beds = £500
1 x Berkeley
Dog Bed Mattress (Large)
Yet your dog will use his bed for over 70% of his lifetime and investment in a superior warm, supportive, comfortable bed will help both prolong an active, happy, healthy life and potentially save you money in costly veterinary bills and insurance premiums.
So instead of saying 'Wow! That dog bed is great but it's too expensive!' try saying 'I'm not prepared to invest that amount of money in the long term health and happiness of my dog' and see how that sounds.
Here's another saying for you from someone much cleverer than we are -
‘It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too little you sometimes lose everything because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the things it was bought to do’.