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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 [...]

Veterinary Hospitals Hide Treatment Costs Until Procedure is Complete

Veterinary Hospitals Hide Treatment Costs Until Procedure is Complete

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Veterinary clinics are less likely to announce the cost of treatment in advance, a recent report has revealed. According to a survey conducted by the Consumers Union of Korea (CUK) on 50 animal hospitals in the Seoul metropolitan area last month, the most expensive treatment item was related to [...]

Retail Industry Welcomes ‘Petfam’ Marketing with Open Arms

Retail Industry Welcomes ‘Petfam’ Marketing with Open Arms

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — With the growing number of “petfam” South Koreans who regard their companion animals as family members, the retail industry is also keen on various marketing campaigns to target this new demographic. Lotte Home Shopping Inc., a shopping unit of retail conglomerate Lotte, will present a unique mobile live broadcast [...]