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Pets Drive Changes in Living Environment for Owners

Pets Drive Changes in Living Environment for Owners

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean pet boom is leading to big changes in living environment for their owners. These changes are attributed to the growth in popularity of ‘petfam’, a combination of pet and family, in which people consider their dogs and cats as family members. Petfam shows great interest in [...]

Innovative Pet Insurance Plan Offers Point System for Health Goals

Innovative Pet Insurance Plan Offers Point System for Health Goals

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Insurance services will provide point benefits on a trial basis within this year if companion animals achieve their target health goals. The Financial Services Commission (FSC) said Thursday it has designated five more innovative financial services, including point benefits for companion animals. To that end, insurtech startup SmallTicket will [...]

Pets are Acceptable, but Residents Oppose Crematoriums

Pets are Acceptable, but Residents Oppose Crematoriums

JINJU, Jun. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Conflicts are brewing in many parts of South Gyeongsang Province over the establishment of animal cremation facilities. In the face of opposition from local residents, five municipalities within the province including Jinju City have reported opposition against the construction of a crematorium. Some private companies are even filing administrative [...]

Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

SEJONG, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean National Fire Agency (KNFA) said on Wednesday that it will distribute video instructions on resuscitating dogs, cats, and other pet animals to local fire stations to ensure the safety and health of pets in emergency situations. The agency decided to educate firefighters on cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pets [...]