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This South Korean Nutritionist Has Opened The First Healthy Dog And Cat Only Cafe In The UAE

Dogs and cats in Dubai can now enjoy premium diners and desserts at the first cafe exclusively meant to cater to their tastes.

Dogs and cats in Dubai are now able to enjoy premium dinners and desserts at the first cafe exclusively meant to cater to their tastes.

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A dog eats cake during another’s birthday celebration on May 30, 2022 at Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Happy Bark Day was opened by 38-year-old South Korean nutritionist Hyunsuk Ku in December 2021.

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Korean woman Hyunsuk Ku, 38, owner of Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only, serves one of her customers on May 30, 2022. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

With a background in pet nutrition and a certification as a pet bakery chef, she has been inspired to create healthy food for dogs and cats.

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Dogs eat cake during another’s birthday celebration on May 30, 2022 at Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

In fact, it was after her dog Maum fell ill that she decided to pursue pet nutrition.

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The dog Blanca celebrates her first birthday on May 30, 2022 at Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

“I’m very passionate about my dog’s nutrition, I think all dog owners’ wish is for their dogs to live as long as possible,” the cafe owner told Reuters.

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Korean woman Hyunsuk Ku, 38, owner of Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only, serves one of her customers on May 30, 2022. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

“One day I was thinking – there are many places for humans, restaurants, why there is no restaurant for dogs?… So I thought – let’s make one for them.”

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The dog Blanca celebrates her first birthday on May 30, 2022 at Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Through thorough research, she has created a menu of delicious and healthy birthday cakes, cappuccinos, and ice cream dishes.

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The dog Blanca celebrates her first birthday on May 30, 2022 at Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

“I think that’s really good because it’s healthy for him, and it’s not like a treat, it’s a full meal,” one pet owner told Reuters.

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People and their dogs gather to celebrate another dog’s birthday on May 30, 2022 at Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Meals can cost up to US$20 and some cakes can be as expensive as US$55.

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A staff member at Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only, welcomes a customer on May 30, 2022. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Ku hopes that one day she will be able to open more branches across the UAE. 

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People and their dogs gather to celebrate another dog’s birthday on May 30, 2022 at Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)
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People and their dogs gather to celebrate another dog’s birthday on May 30, 2022 at Happy Bark Day, the first dog cafe in the Gulf emirate of Dubai to serve food, coffee, and cake to dogs only. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB/AFP via Getty Images)

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