Sunday, May 3, 2015

Paws, Claws, and ‘Awws’

The Daegu Pet Show is Back In Town

Daegu is turning out to be quite the hub of activity in the Korean pet world. Hosted by Daegu Metropolitan City and organized by the Daegu Veterinarian Medical Association and EXCO, the 9th Daegu Pet Show will be held on May 9th and 10th and is inviting all animal lovers and caretakers to join in the fun.

The Daegu Pet Show has grown into the largest pet show in Korea, with over 38,000 visitors expected this year. As always, it’s the show’s mission to improve the lives of pets and pet owners around the country by promoting healthy pet care. A number of shows throughout the event will ensure that everyone has the chance to see an endless array of four-footed specimens. For foreigners missing their fluffy friends back home, the prospect of seeing a favorite breed should be especially enticing. The Korea Kennel Federation will organize several international dog shows featuring roughly 1600 dogs. These shows include the FCI International Dog Show, the KKF Dog Show and the KKF Specialty Show. Subsidiary events such as a Pet Beauty Contest, Pet Running Contest, and OX quiz are sure to please all who attend.

More of a cat person? Milkyway Cat Fanciers is aiming for the biggest cat show in Korea and will have a large number of subsidiary events, ensuring that everyone will see their fill of felines.

80 domestic and international companies related to the pet industry will be manning over 500 booths covering all aspects of loving your pet. The exhibitions will be broadly defined by three categories: Supplies and Accessories, Pet Facilities, and Services. In the Supplies and Accessories section, browse the endless assortment of foods, medicines, beauty products, and sanitation products for your pet. Pet shop owners or veterinarians should stop by the Facilities section for training, medical, and pet shop equipment. Visitors in the Service section can see what kinds of clinics, schools, insurance companies, and even funeral providers are available for their pets.

Patrons interested in knowing more about animal care products and services can browse the enormous variety of booths representing major pet feed and pet supply companies such as Natural Balance Korea, Natural Core, Yuhan and Doggy Park. New products including pet foods, pet supplies, accessories and services will be on display, more than enough for any pet enthusiast to leave with a renewed passion for their pet’s health.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. The Daegu Veterinarian Association will host events, health check-ups for pets, and hands-on experiences for children. Suseong University will offer a pet beauty shop. The horse-riding section will be expanded this year based on the activity’s huge popularity with children during last year’s pet show. A variety of lesser-known pets such as birds, reptiles, fish and insects will be on hand as well, allowing children to learn about new animals. Lastly, short films about animals will be played throughout the event.

Admission to the Daegu Pet Show is 6,000won for adults (20yrs~) and 4,000 won for students (8~19yrs) and group visitors with more than 20 people. Visitors can receive a 2000won discount by pre-booking at Contact the EXCO planning team at 053-601-5395 for more information.

Come meet some new furry friends, or find out how you can love the ones you already have even more by visiting the Daegu Pet Show.

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