A pet dog sits in its owner's bicycle basket after getting a wash and brush up at a canine beauty parlour, May 22, 2004 in the Chinese capital Beijing. The increase in pet ownership in urban China, is... more 
A pet dog sits in its owner's bicycle basket after getting a wash and brush up at a canine beauty parlour, May 22, 2004 in the Chinese capital Beijing. The increase in pet ownership in urban China, is a product of the emergence of a Chinese middle class with disposable incomes to lavish on pampering their pooches, and pay the annual USD250 dog tax. (Photo by Getty Images) less 
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