Dog Mad: Owners Spend More on Their Pooches Than on Themselves

The UK is a nation of dog lovers, so it will come as no surprise that dog owners are keen to ensure that their pets look as good as possible. Here we look at how some are taking this to extremes by prioritising their pet’s grooming needs over their own.

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Where to Get Your Pet Pampered

According to the RSPCA, in 2015 there were 8.5 million dogs in the UK, and it seems that nail trimming and basic grooming are not enough for some owners. The desire to make pets look beautiful has led to the opening of salons in some areas which cater specifically for dogs, and such is the popularity of ‘parlours for pooches’ that some owners are spending more on their pets than they do on themselves. Visiting a parlour can be stressful for a dog so it is important that you go prepared with their favourite Healthy Dog Treats from places such as

What It Involves

According to The Lady, the average woman spends £2,000 per year just on her hair, including £500 on styling products, so if dog owners are spending more on their pets than they do on themselves, then that is a lot of money. So what exactly can your dog have if you take them to a ‘parlour for pooches’?

In Essex, it seems that whether the dog is male or female, dyeing their fur in any sort of colour is totally acceptable, as is using ‘dog-friendly’ nail polish and even weaving jewels into their coat. A popular trend appears to be making your dog colour-coordinate with you, whether it is a theme you are having for a party or your favourite outfit. Some women admit to spending up to £500 on their pets, which can include everything from regular monthly grooming to coats, collars and a top-notch diet.

Although the pooches of Chelsea do not tend to go in for dyed fur, their owners still want them to enjoy the high life by taking them to ‘spas for dogs’ that will allow them to have manicures, blow-dried fur and even facials. However pampered pooches are not confined to Essex and Chelsea,  you will find them around your local area as well.

So if you think that your dog could do with some pampering treatments to make it look even more gorgeous, then wherever you live you are bound to find a salon for dogs to suit your needs.