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Pet Industry Startups Offer One-hour Delivery, Pet-sitting Services

Pet Industry Startups Offer One-hour Delivery, Pet-sitting Services

SEOUL, Jun. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — In the age of 10 million pets, services for pet owners are evolving rapidly. According to pet industry watchers on Sunday, new services such as one-hour delivery of pet products, pet sitters, moving robot closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and other services that were previously unavailable are emerging as a [...]

National Fire Agency Releases Pet First-aid Videos

National Fire Agency Releases Pet First-aid Videos

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency (NFA) announced on Thursday that it will produce and distribute educational videos on how to provide first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to companion animals in critical situations due to fire and other disasters. The first aid video for pets is about eight minutes long and [...]

Seoul City Supports Neutralization to Prevent Pet Abandonment

Seoul City Supports Neutralization to Prevent Pet Abandonment

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) reported on Tuesday that it will push for “Animal Medical Service” to support animal registration and neutering operations on pets of the underprivileged in order to prevent animal abandonment. A Seoul city official reported that the pet neutralization surgery prevents unwanted breeding and prevents [...]

S. Korea’s Pet Care Market Estimated at US$1.57 bln in 2019

S. Korea’s Pet Care Market Estimated at US$1.57 bln in 2019

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s pet care market is estimated at US$1.57 billion this year, industry data showed Friday, with cat food being one of the major contributors. The estimate marks a 5.4 percent on-year rise from last year’s estimated $1.49 billion, and a twofold jump from 2011, industry tracker Euromonitor International [...]

VistaJet Launches Global Pet Travel Program as it Sees a 104 pct Increase in Animals Flying

VistaJet Launches Global Pet Travel Program as it Sees a 104 pct Increase in Animals Flying

NEW YORK, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — VistaJet, the first and only global business aviation company, announced today the launch of VistaPet, the most comprehensive program designed to ensure all passengers feel welcome – even if they are four-legged. Emerging travel behavior trends highlight why offering solutions to provide for animals is increasingly important: VistaJet [...]

Daegu a ‘Pet Friendly City’ with Launch of New Canteen for Stray Cats

Daegu a ‘Pet Friendly City’ with Launch of New Canteen for Stray Cats

DAEGU, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Daegu will push for projects to protect pets, including strengthening the management of stray animals, with the aim of creating a “pet friendly city.” According to Daegu’s city government, officials have decided to implement various measures to protect pets in order to establish a pet culture [...]

Seoul Offers One Year of Pet Insurance for Residents Adopting Abandoned Dogs

Seoul Offers One Year of Pet Insurance for Residents Adopting Abandoned Dogs

SEOUL, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will offer one year of pet insurance coverage for residents who adopt an abandoned dog, while measures will be put in place to protect stray dogs and cats living in redevelopment zones. The city announced new plans on Tuesday to pay for pet insurance for [...]

Half of Registered Dogs are Aged Between 7 and 12

Half of Registered Dogs are Aged Between 7 and 12

SEOUL, Mar. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — As the number of pet dogs increases, the number of elderly dogs, which are considered “grandfathers and grandmothers,” has increased significantly. The pet industry is pouring out a variety of products, from blood sugar-control meal products to sanitary pants. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, [...]