China's consumerism is going to the dogs. A booming economy and rising standard of living mean more and more Chinese are sharing the wealth with their pets.
Like their Western counterparts, affluent Chinese treat their pets to a host of lavish services, from designer clothing to spa treatments. Since 1998, nationwide spending on pets has increased by more than 500 percent.
In recent months, a new trend has emerged from the country's nascent pet industry, doggie dye jobs that transform...Full Story