Quality Counts when Purchasing Dog Supplies
What is the number one factor you consider when purchasing supplies for your dog? If you are like many of us, price is your primary concern. You have a long list of supplies needed to care for your dog properly, but you don’t have an unlimited budget. Getting the best price on each item is essential, but that doesn’t mean that the cheapest products are always your best picks.
The Importance of Quality
Cheap dog products cost substantially less than other comparable products for a reason. They are typically made from low-quality materials that are not as durable as higher-cost materials. The processes used to manufacture these products may also vary, creating weaker products that don’t stand up to normal wear and tear from dogs.
When you purchase these lower-quality products, you pay less in the short term and more in the long term. Lower quality products tear up faster than other products, so you must replace them far more often. Not only does this cost more, but it wastes your time as well.
Imagine taking a large dog for a walk with a cheap dog leash. The leash will not resist the strain of the dog pulling during the walk, making it possible for the dog to pull away from you during the walk. This is a safety hazard for you, the dog and other people. This is unfortunate, since using a higher-quality leather dog leash would keep the dog under greater control for the safety of all.