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Pet Owners Relieved of Burden of Expensive Heartworm Meds

Pet Owners Relieved of Burden of Expensive Heartworm Meds

SEOUL, January 29 (Korea Bizwire) –Properly caring for pets can be an expensive endeavor. And given that comprehensive health insurance coverage for pets has yet to be implemented in Korea, this hard fact hits home for many animal lovers in a nation where over 10 million people have welcomed pets into their homes. No wonder [...]

Majority of Koreans Giving Up Vacation with Pets

Majority of Koreans Giving Up Vacation with Pets

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the number of pet owners rapidly increasing in Korea, nearly half of them were found to have given up on travel with their animal companions.  According to Skyscanner’s recent survey of domestic pet owners, 48 percent said they had given up on traveling with their pets due to [...]

Dog Owners Could be Banned from Treating Their Own Pets

Dog Owners Could be Banned from Treating Their Own Pets

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) – As more and more pet owners are starting to treat their pets on their own due to expensive medical fees charged by veterinarians, they may soon face legal punishment if the Veterinarians Act is amended by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA). A recent petition started by [...]

Anything for My Precious Baby: Pet Industry Thrives

Anything for My Precious Baby: Pet Industry Thrives

SEOUL, Feb.11 (Korea Bizwire) – With the number of Korean pet-owners now exceeding 10 million, various businesses catering to the needs of pets are appearing. The size of the pet industry was estimated to reach 1.8 trillion won last year. Despite the sluggish economy, ‘petfams’ (a term created by putting together ‘pet’ and ‘family’) are [...]

One Check-up Equivalent of 11 Years of Radiation

One Check-up Equivalent of 11 Years of Radiation

SEOUL, Dec.21 (Korea Bizwire) – Research indicates that comprehensive health check-ups including computer tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans could expose the human body to dangerous levels of radiation. According to the research team of professor Kim Mu-young at the Seoul Medical Center, the ‘basic check-up’ procedures expose the human body to an [...]