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Experts Call for New Pricing Standards to Prevent Excessive Medical Bills at Veterinary Clinics

Experts Call for New Pricing Standards to Prevent Excessive Medical Bills at Veterinary Clinics

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are calling for the establishment of a pricing standard for medical bills at veterinary clinics to relieve the financial burden for pet owners. Lee Hye-jin, a researcher at the Gyeongnam Institute, pointed out in an internal policy flier that there are “no unified standards or regulations surrounding medical [...]

Nascent ‘Pet Tech’ Market Growing Steadily

Nascent ‘Pet Tech’ Market Growing Steadily

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Advanced information and communication technology (ICT) for companion animals is spreading. The Institute of Information and Communications Technology Planning and Evaluation (IITP) said in a recent report that with an increase in the development of devices and systems related to pets incorporating technologies based on the Fourth Industrial Revolution [...]

Experts Anticipate Boom in Pet Insurance Market Following Stricter Animal Registration Policies

Experts Anticipate Boom in Pet Insurance Market Following Stricter Animal Registration Policies

SEOUL, Sept. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Following an announcement from the government that animal registration policy will be subject to stricter implementation, experts are anticipating an increase in demand for pet insurance. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced on Tuesday that it will come up with stricter animal-related regulations to ensure implementation [...]

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 [...]