: The Chinese are always quick to embrace bizarre trends, and it is not unusual for owners to take their dogs to grooming parlours where they are not only given a shampoo and trim, but a multi-coloured dye job as well.
Recent figures show money spent on pets across the nation has seen nearly a 500 per cent increase between 1999 and 2008 - but, arguably, at the cost of their pets' dignity.
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I was quite taken aback looking at these photos. Though they may look cute,
especially the panda looking ones
, I'm actually astounded to what people can do to their pets, especially man's best friends. The owners are forcing them to look like some animals they're not. It's ridiculous. Aren't we as owners supposed to love them and embrace them for what they are? What are your thoughts about this?