Beijing festival highlights the boom in China’s pet care industry

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Pet care is big business in China. A touring pet festival just wrapped up its Beijing stop, where 150 companies offered a wide range of products and services.

Dog walking, photography, and even pet bus rides were on offer. CCTV’s Li Qiong reports.

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Pet care is big business in China. A touring pet festival just wrapped up its Beijing stop, where 150 companies offered a wide range of products and services. Dog walking, photography, and even pet bus rides were on offer. CCTV’s Li Qiong reports.

The three-day pet festival drew nearly 50,000 visitors, and most of them brought a furry friend in Beijing.

You don’t have to get awards at the pet festival to be treated like a winner. Here, your owner can purchase food for you, along with toys and other treats.

The pet fair has been touring China for two years, and it’s riding the crest of a wave. The number of pet owners in China is approaching 100 million, meaning one out of every 13 people, and the number is growing rapidly.

The huge market has been motivating the pet care industry, and trade is not limited to pet necessities anymore; it has expanded to various services too.

Pet photography, dog-walking services, and even bus trips for pets are on offer from on-line vendors. And some platforms – such as the “Where are we going, Doggie” app are also talking about pet advocacy.

Meanwhile, pet ownership is diversifying in terms of species. The Beijing Pet Festival provides visitors a chance to see, or even buy, some more exotic animals only seen before in zoos or on TV, like the little Angora ferret.