offers a great selection of luxurious beddings. We understand that just
as one would want only the best mattress for one’s self, a devout pet
lover would want the same for one’s pets. While pets can sleep on just
about anywhere, and in any condition, pet lovers believe that if it does
not look or feel good to them, then it is not suitable for their
beloved pets. Pets cannot utter exactly what they feel about their
mattress, but they do give us clues as to what they like or dislike, and
whether they are comfortable or not.
comfort, wellness, and durability, latex mattresses are number one
choice for many. Latex mattress owners also want latex mattresses for
their pets, and we agree!
According to The Humane Society of the United States, the American Pet Products Association 2011-2012 National Pet Owners Survey says that thirty-nine percent of U.S. households own at least one dog and twelve percent of these households have three or more dogs. Thirty-three percent of U.S. households own at least one cat and fifty-two percent of these households own more than one cat. Twenty-one percent of owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter while also twenty-one percent of owned cats were adopted from an animal shelter.
On average, dog owners spent $248 on veterinary visits annually and cat owners spent an average of $219. Considering other needs like food, grooming, bedding, toys, these households spend hundreds and thousands of dollars yearly. When pets become ill, the cost goes even higher.
One might wonder why some people choose to have pets and why pet spending seems to be recession-proof. The answer is simple: pets are domesticated animals that depend on humans for their existence. We have to care for them and in return they enrich our lives with their unconditional love and affection and make us feel more fulfilled. In households with children, caring for pets help teach kindness and responsibility to the children. In households with no children, pets are the children: they are great companions and help ease loneliness. For the blind or visually impaired, dogs faithfully guide and provide protection.
Caring for pets is healthful and totally therapeutic. They help reduce stress, encourage walking and exercise, and when we walk our pets we find friends. But more than providing for just their basic needs, many of us care so much more for the wellbeing of our pets that we would give them only the best that we would also want for ourselves and sometimes put their needs before ours. More than the expected act of kindness, we treat our pets as if they are just like ourselves. Pets are us. Pets are family.