The Best Luxuries a Pet Can Have
In recent years, pet owners have been tempted—perhaps quilted—into treating their beloved dogs and cats to products and services starting from pet tattoos, luxury doghouses, and gourmet pet cuisine. And how can anyone forget about the fitness-tracking dog collar and the Grumpy Cat-endorsed line of bottled coffee.
In-Home Pet Suites
Home builders such as now offer optional in-home pet suites as part of new construction designs. “The optional pet suite can be customized with a pet shower and removable shower head, built-in cabinetry and other conveniences,”. Pet suites add an average of $8,000 to a home, but more extravagant ones, with flat-screen TVs and a pet door that opens up to a dog run, can go up to $35,000.
Pet Memorial Space Flights
At long last, you can send your deceased pet’s remains into spacethanks to Celestis Pets, “the world’s first pet memorial spaceflight service.” The company, which already offers a similar service for human remains, expanded into the pet market this summer. Services range from the basic “Earth Flight,” in which only a symbolic portion of the pet’s cremated remains are sent skyward before returning to earth, to the top-of-the-line “Voyager,” which for $12,500 takes the remains into the deepest space for eternity.
Companies like Fort Lauderdale’s Synergy Labsare “tapping into the worldwide trend to humanize pets”. The company sells a kennel’s worth of atypical pet merchandise, including a lineup of Pooch Scents (basically: perfume for dogs, with scents like POSH, Rain Fresh, and STUD), high-end organic shampoos and conditioners, and a forthcoming one-of-a-kind toothbrush “designed with three heads to clean the inside and outside of the mouth and the pet’s face at the same time.”
Dip in the sea
Pet Cruise is a service launched by some boat owner where dogs get life jackets aboard a 7.8m-long catamaran, so they can enjoy a swim in the open sea while their owners sail to a nearby island for the day.
Spa for pets
There are various luxury treatments that include a micro-bubble bath that eliminates body odours and clay body wraps used with infrared machines for a deep skin and coat cleanse. There are also Centre that also offers massages and aromatherapy to soothe pets displaying signs of ageing or depression.