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Pet acupuncture finds popularity in China

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From extreme grooming to animal antidepressants, pet pampering has reached new heights over the past few years.

In China, that includes things like spa visits, even acupuncture – which can cost pet owners up to $10,000. In a country that’s helping fuel the growth of a global middle class, more pet owners have more disposable income to buy more extravagant gifts for their dog or cat. The country’s even opened pet hotels, complete with swimming pools and cinemas.

But why are consumers doing this? Runze Yu ventured inside one of these alternative care centres to find out.

Video by Runze Yu.

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