Some luxury pet products boggle the imagination. Korea Ginseng Corporation has introduced a dog food made with ginseng extract. It comprises red ginseng left over after the product sold to humans has been boiled. The corporatecontrolled to sell 10,000 boxes in exactly3 months. Snacks made with Korean-bred beef, dog pizza, cakes, and even ice cream were launched. There is a wide range of clothing for pets as well, adding aviation jumpers, classic Korean hanbok, and tutus. Some owners make their pets wear dresses that fit their own.
Social media are filled withpictures of cats and dogs dressed in a birthday celebration hat in front of a birthday cake with their call written on it, cookies with their initials, and drinks. The cakes are specially made for pets the usage of pumpkin, salmon or candy potato and payment about W20,000 (US$1=W1,200). Your complete party kit can set an owner back W50,000. Im Go-eun, who runs a pet dog cafe, said, "We grasp birthday parties for dogs much likewe'd for our circle of relatives and friends".
According to a recordby way of the Animal and Plant Quarantine Firmultimate year, 21.8 % of families in Korea have a pet. The selection of households with cats rose 63.7 percent in precisely three years because they are more straightforward to stay in enclosed spaces. The value of the pet marketplace exceeded W1.8 trillion last year, and is expected to grow to W6 trillion by 2020."Greater individualism has resulted inincreasinglyindividualssearching for companionship in pets to relieve their loneliness. Just as moms bond with other mothers by sharing knowledge on childrearing, pet owners also shape relationships with one another by sharing tips", stated Kim Hye-sook, a professor at Ajou University.Some feel things are going too far. Jeong Hye-young (51) has two dogs yet takes a strong approach. "I love dogs, but I would rather spend cashassistingyoungsters in want in Africa than spending so much on my pets. I believedearclothing and birthday parties for pets are ridiculous". Lee Chan-hyeok (33) works in an place of business and sees the pet craze as an indication of the times. "Now that it's sotricky to get married and feature kids, of usappear to give their affection to pets. It is aunhappyfact in a recession".