With improvements in nutrition, sanitation, medicine, healthcare, education and living standards, the aging population of the world continues to grow at an amazing rate. Taiwan is facing one of the fastest aging population. How we can delay aging and help the seniors improve their quality of life is an issue for the future development of related industries.

Over the last few decades, the demographic structure and lifestyle have changed, and pet owners in Taiwan have increased year by year. According to statistics, the number of registered domestic dogs and cats has surpassed the number of newborns for many years in a row. The owners put a lot of effort into each “fur kid”, and the pet industry has become an economic force that cannot be underestimated.

HungKuang University aims to serve the people, care for the society, and improve the quality of life and health care of people. The 2023 International Conference on Senior Citizen and Companion Animal Healthcare will be held on June 12-13, 2023, focusing on raising awareness of the challenges of aging population and rapidly growing companion animals and seek strategies to promote health with kindness.