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Pet Ownership Surges in S. Korea

Pet Ownership Surges in S. Korea

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — As of last year, close to 6 million households nationwide were estimated to be raising 8.56 million companion animals. According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and 5.91 million households raised companion animals, up 800,000 from 5.11 million a year earlier. Specifically, [...]

Animal Hospitals Required to Disclose Medical Fees in Advance

Animal Hospitals Required to Disclose Medical Fees in Advance

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Animal hospitals will now be required to inform pet owners of medical fees in advance, and provide explanations about surgical procedures, blood donations or transfusions. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced Monday that it will amend legislation on veterinarian affairs to generate trustworthy medical environments for [...]

Less Feed and More Playtime Prevent Pets from Indoor Sickness

Less Feed and More Playtime Prevent Pets from Indoor Sickness

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Rural Development Agency (RDA) recently introduced a number of ways to help prevent depression among pets amid decreased outdoor activities due to the coronavirus spread. The RDA reported Monday that pets may suffer from the so-called ‘corona blues,’ a symptom of depression coupled with obesity and muscular weakness [...]

New Regulations Facilitate Airport Security Checks for Companion Animals

New Regulations Facilitate Airport Security Checks for Companion Animals

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) – In the future, passengers will be able to go through security checks with their pets in their arms if they want to. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday it will establish and implement an “airport security enforcement plan” to enhance airport security and minimize inconvenience to [...]