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A pyramid of sweet bread for dogs, where chicken liver shavings substitute for fruits or chocolate drops, are the first thing you see when entering a Petz chain store, west of São Paulo. A walk through its aisles reveals other exclusive products for animals, such as flavored toothbrushes or Spiderman costumes, amidst the most varied options of feed, accessories or toys. One Friday afternoon, Apollo, a border collie puppy, waits lying on a little bed for his mother to choose a toy for him. He only gets up when he hears the command “come on, son.” Meanwhile, Tina, a mixed-breed black dog, leads her mistress to the food section, pointing her nose at the package that interests her the most. Behind them, a boy pushes the cart with the products chosen by the dog so far.

In a Brazil of 212 million inhabitants, there were 144 million pets in 2020, about four million more than the previous year, according to the Pet Brazil Institute (IPB). The annual increase during the pandemic is six times greater than that observed between 2018 and 2019. They are little animals that become members of families and thus drive a multibillion-dollar industry of products and services. The GDP data assume that the vast majority of Brazilian families (in a nucleus with four people) have at least one pet to give and receive affection. A significant amount of this domestic animal population is made up of dogs (55.9 million), but there are also cats, birds, iguanas … and rabbits. Like the rabbit Alfredo, who has become famous in Brazil by starring in a viral video on social networks.

For Diogo Magri

Photo: The dogs Moana Y Nala con sus amos, Fabiana y Rodrigo, in Campinas, al north of São Paulo. (Karen Sources)

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