When I scan various websites that advertise dog purchases, I keep asking myself this question over and over, “What exactly is the difference between a designer and a practical pet carrier.” It all boils down to one fundamental question, “How do you define luxury?” or “What’s fancy for my dog?”

The term designer pet carrier is used very loosely in the retail world. One website will call their $ 50 pet carriers luxury and another might consider $ 500 as the bottom of the barrel in luxury. We as consumers are programmed through commercialization to think of luxury as a top of the line or label designer. We are used to paying extra money for brand name items – just like we do when buying clothes, groceries, or prescription drugs. But when it comes to pet products, “Does anyone really know who the brands are or the designer of pet products.”

pet products

Most people try to find the best prices on the internet (for everything) and this includes dog carriers and soft dog beds. The supplier’s name is often given in the product description; However, the manufacturer may remain a mystery. Therefore, it appears on the appearance of a pet carrier or soft dog bed, whether you consider it to be a designer or practical brand. I find that anything that doesn’t look like a general product is called a “designer” in the product description, which justifies your need to pay extra money. Keep in mind that price does not define luxury when it comes to pet operators. There is absolutely no reason to try and follow “Jones” when choosing important items for your dog.

choosing your pet

The most important things to remember when choosing your pet operator are size, comfort and safety. Only you know what your dog likes and dislikes. Make sure your pet fits the product that you choose. Ultimately, the cost for your pet carrier is determined by the size and safety features and not by whether it is identified as a practical pet carrier or designer. Remember that “Luxury is in the Eye of the Viewer” and that a happy, safe and comfortable friend makes all the difference.