13 Insanely Expensive Pet Products
What's the largest amount of dough you've dropped on a single item for your pet? $200? $300? $500? Well, none of these figures holds a candle to the insanely spendy luxury items on this list. Take a peek at how the other (furry) half lives.
1 - Gianni Versace Barocco Pet Bowl – $815
Will your finicky cat be more likely to finish his grub if it's served up in this $815 Versace porcelain pet bowl? Probably not, but it'll make quite the conversation piece at your next dinner party.
2 - Rockstar Puppy Cake - $1000
Not sure your dog will appreciate the painstaking work that went into creating this exquisite baroque cake from Rockstar Puppy Boutique, but we're fairly certain he'll have no problem tearing into it.
3 - Swarovski-studded Cat Flap – $1,644
If your cat digs classical architecture with a touch of bling (what cat doesn't?), then treat her like the goddess she is and deck out her boring pet door with this Swarovski-crystal-studded cat flap.
4 - 22k Gold-Thread Pet Mattress – $3,000
Is this 22k gold-threaded pet mattress drool-resistant? For $3000, we definitely hope so.
5 - Les Poochs V.I.P. Perfume - $4000/4oz
If your pup is smelling a bit overripe, why not spritz her with some canine cologne? And if you're feeling especially generous (read: impractical), you can splurge on Les Poochs V.I.P. -- a perfume made from the rare Osmanthus flower which takes two years to grow enough petals to distill into fragrance. Oh yeah, and it'll set you back $4000 for a mere 4 fluid ounces.
6 - Swarovski Crystal Dog Bath: $6,995
This nearly $7000 Swarovski Crystal claw-foot doggy tub will undoubtedly add pizazz to your home, but it probably won't help Buster overcome his aversion to bathtime.
7 - Ralph Lauren Dog Carrier: $18,000
This Ralph Lauren dog carrier is made of 100% African crocodile leather---so definitely not for those ethically opposed to animal hide. Nor is it for anyone opposed to spending more on a pet carrier than most people spend on their first car.
8 - Canopied "Eiffel Tower" Dog Bed $24,000
Part Parisian, part 1001 Arabian Nights, this posh pet bed will have your pooch sleeping pretty--if you're willing to pay the $24K price tag.
9 - Taj Mahal Dog House - $40,000
The real Taj Mahal took 17 years to build--and unless you're made of moolah, this $40,000 dog house version just may take you 17 years to pay off.
10 - "La Jeune Tulipe" Diamond Dog Collar - $150,000
No, this isn't a piece from the British Crown Jewels, it's a very real pet product that you can purchase from Posh Puppy Boutique. Featuring a 1.52-carat marquise-cut diamond among a sparkling arrangement of pear- and brilliant-cut diamonds, the "La Jeune Tulipe" will only set you back a mere $150,000.
11 - Andy Ramus-Designed Dog House - $417,000
Around the time this article was written, the median sales price for a home in the U.S. was $212,000. What if we told you that there are two Great Danes in Gloucester, England whose doggy digs are worth nearly twice the U.S. national average? This ultra modern, fully furnished dog house designed by architect Andy Ramus features a 52-inch plasma TV, temperature regulated beds, a private playground, spa bath, and more.
12 - "Amour Amour" 52-Karat Diamond Dog Collar - $3.2 Million
Ok, so if you thought the first 10 items on our list were ridiculous, we've now entered truly absurd territory. This 52-Karat diamond dog collar from I Love Dogs La Collection de Bijoux contains over 1600 hand-set rocks on 18-Karat white gold attached to crocodile skin collar and is worth a staggering $3.2 Million. Excessive? Undoubtedly.
13 - One-Of-A-Kind Dog Tiara – $4.2 Million
And finally, allow us to present the most insanely expensive pet item on our list--a titanium dog tiara encrusted with a whopping 250 carats of diamonds and emeralds. This one-of-a-kind piece was tailored made for one very spoiled 15-year old Maltese named Kanune. The cost? $4.2 million. Bow wow WOWza.