Organic perfume for pets and Chinese medicine for dogs to grow shinier coats are among the gimmicky products being featured at a trade fair today.Wednesday, 20 April, 2011, 12:00am
Animal welfare advocates have called for greater regulation of the pet trade after a survey found one-third of animals bought in pet shops fell ill within seven days.26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
A cat owner is suing a pet shop over the death of her cat after its first grooming at the shop.
Chan Chi-ho is seeking compensation of HK$95,233 from Li Fu-lin, owner of the Organic Pet Food Company, and manager Chan Sau-yue.4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
This week: Pet shops: education rather than confrontation14 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Dong Dong, a long-haired, male chinchilla, has been transformed into a nervy shadow of his former self after suffering severe damage to his skin and paws during a grooming visit to a Sai Kung pet shop, according to his owner.26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Once a year, we take our pampered Persian cat to a pet shop for a good shampoo and grooming session - a ritual that starts and ends with feline resentment and pouting. Ours is a spoilt house pet who has only a passing interest in the outside world, and none at all in being trapped inside a plastic cage and bumped about inside a taxi.2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
FACING A scorcher of a day, Chan Kai-kei has brought his three-year-old to a new club in Yuen Long to beat the heat. Within minutes of arriving, Mui Mui is splashing happily in the club pool. 'I treat her as my daughter,' says Chan.2 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
One year on from Sars, business is better than ever in the city's pet shops
Business could not have been worse at pet shops this time last year. The Sars outbreak scared many Hongkongers into getting rid of their pets and the fear that animals might transmit the virus meant few people were in the market for cats and dogs, let alone anything more exotic.29 Mar 2004 - 12:00am
Mini-pigs are back. These cute, cat-sized porkers that made their debut in Hong Kong pet shops last Christmas are on the market again.
But buyers should beware - they could be breaking the law and risk being fined up to $100,000 for keeping one.9 Dec 2002 - 12:00am
I was very saddened to read Judith Kwong's story of the death of a puppy she had bought in a Hong Kong pet shop (Sunday Morning Post, July 7) and sympathise fully.
I am an animal-lover and have long thought that the majority of Hong Kong's pet shops sell apparently healthy animals for exorbitant prices.
Very often these animals become sickly shortly thereafter.21 Jul 2002 - 12:00am
With several pet-oriented stores stocking everything from the fun to the functional, your cats and dogs can be the healthiest - and the most pampered - in town.19 Sep 2001 - 12:00am
Dogs in some pet shops are being deliberately underfed, experts say.
Some shops starved puppies to boost sales, hoping the pets' ravenous behaviour would be mistaken by customers as friendliness, said Dr Frank DeGroot of the Victory Animal Clinic.25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am