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The business of pets

We examine the pet industry that runs from pamper parlours to cutting edge vet theatres.

We examine the pet industry that runs from pamper parlours to cutting edge vet theatres. Mindy Montney runs pet store Dog and Co in Manhattan, and discusses the growing popularity of pet clothing. We hear from Ineke Boyle who runs South African dog hotel Must Love Dogs about what her customers are looking for. We meet Cynthia Chommos, who designs catios, or cat patio garden enclosures. And Karen Jones of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals tells us many pet owners don't realise the potential size of medical bills that they are taking on. Also in the programme, Tomasz Michalski, associate professor of economics at HEC Business School in Paris explains the implications of President Trump threatening to retaliate against a proposed French tax targeting US technology companies, by imposing $2.4bn of tariffs on French products. Plus we find out what the five most streamed songs globally were on Spotify over the past decade.

(Picture: Pet dogs on leads. Picture credit: Getty Images.)

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