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There’s still plenty of room for expansion in the pet treat market.


Yuji Kimura, managing director of Lion Pet Co, a subsidiary of leading consumer products manufacturer Lion Corp. Sales of dog and cat “treats” are growing in the pet market, including high-quality food, deodorants and toothpaste.

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Why have children when you can have a life time trust worthy unconditional love PET!!?

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Hundreds of billions of pet markets.

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The global pet care market size was estimated at USD 302.89 billion in 2023 and is predicted to hit around USD 597.51 billion by 2033, growing at a CAGR of 7.03% from 2024 to 2033.

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Isn't capitalism wonderful? It provides pointless treats for rich peoples' animals, while many humans scrabble to live a decent life.

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well, to keep things in perspective, pets are better than people.

they never lie to you, never discuss politics or religion and are always happy to see you,

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Japan's disgusting pet shops. If you want a cat or dog, go to a rescue home. I can't support those puppy, and kitten farms. As for the birds, some of them shouldn't even be sold in a "PET" shop. Some birds can't even spread their wings. All for some silly people to say..KAWAIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiii. As for pet diapers.... clothes, skirts? Bonkers! I said to our children if we got a cat or a dog, we would go to the rescue centre.

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Japanese people do in general not love their pets as we understand it. They use them as high grade stuffed toys. To play with them for an hour and. To lock them up in a small cage in their apartments for the remaining 23 hours.

the pet shops and pet cafes are a disgrace and should all be closed down by authorities but they do not care. Socalled animal rescue organisations steal dogs. Breed them to sell them.

May dog only contributes to the industry with vet fees and leash. He eats good food which my wife cooks. Not the cancer causing industrial pet food.

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Whatever 'high quality' and of course, expensive, dog food I buy for my 'daughter' she will still prefer to have whatever I am having.

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There's a home centre in Tokyo with a pet section. Within that section is one for unusual animals for sale such as snakes, lizards and even an owl. It's sick.

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I guess since no one wants to have kids, many will take on pets instead.

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