VIDEO: Taiwan’s pet industry worth US$320 million

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 08 July, 2019
By: Natalie Tso

A dog enjoys custom-made banana ice cream

A dog enjoys custom-made banana ice cream[/caption] People are having fewer babies in Taiwan, but they are raising more pets. Recent figures show that ownership of pets has gone up in the past couple of years, and many pet owners are happy to pamper them. Let’s take a look at some of the latest ways people in Taiwan are indulging their furry friends.

A recent pet expo is showing the creative ways people in Taiwan can pamper their pets these days, including feeding them special ice cream. This dog loves it! The custom-made dessert is produced from 100% fresh fruit, and that scoop was banana, which it loves.

Figures from 2017 show that pet ownership has gone up 10% in the past two years. There are 2.51 million pets in Taiwan now. That also means the pet care industry is flourishing. It’s now valued at NT$50 billion (US$320 million)

Dogs can also enjoy massages which are available for NT$100 (about US$3) for 10 minutes. Pet masseuse Tsai Chang-hsian says massages help them feel better and they improve their quality of life.    [FULL  STORY]

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