A pet owner and her cat in their house in Changsha, Hunan province. During the pandemic in China, interest in pets has shown “accelerated growth”, a report has found. Photo: AFP A pet owner and her cat in their house in Changsha, Hunan province. During the pandemic in China, interest in pets has shown “accelerated growth”, a report has found. Photo: AFP
A pet owner and her cat in their house in Changsha, Hunan province. During the pandemic in China, interest in pets has shown “accelerated growth”, a report has found. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: in China, the pandemic payoff has been good for pets, with interest in them increasing

  • During lockdown, cats and dogs became important players online, with the number of live-stream pet shows surging 375 per cent
  • Pet owners also boosted online sales of pet products, which showed ‘accelerated growth’ this year despite Covid-19, according to one report

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A pet owner and her cat in their house in Changsha, Hunan province. During the pandemic in China, interest in pets has shown “accelerated growth”, a report has found. Photo: AFP A pet owner and her cat in their house in Changsha, Hunan province. During the pandemic in China, interest in pets has shown “accelerated growth”, a report has found. Photo: AFP
A pet owner and her cat in their house in Changsha, Hunan province. During the pandemic in China, interest in pets has shown “accelerated growth”, a report has found. Photo: AFP
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