Retirement Homes for Senior Pets a Growing Trend in Japan

The BBC recently produced a heartwarming video about retirement facilities for senior pets in Japan.

When elderly pet owners enter assisted living and are no longer able to keep their pets, a growing number of animal retirement homes are taking in senior pets, many with special needs, to care for them in their final years.

But you don’t have to be a senior citizen to take advantage of these facilities.  One client profiled in the video travels overseas for work and has an older cat with kidney disease who requires regular IV treatments.

These homes provide the pets with lots of love and attention, including special services like water exercise, veterinary care, wheeled carts, and grooming.  Owners can get updates and check in on their pets via cell phone.

You can watch the full video HERE.