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There may be a solution on the horizon for some elderly people in Japan who can't care for their equally elderly pets, with the opening this month of the nation's first dog retirement home outside Tokyo. Credit: Flickr/looseends Aeon subsidiary Aeonpet Co. -- owner of specialty pet stores, more than 50 animal hospitals, and a luxury pet hotel near Narita Airport -- will manage the home, and plans initially call for the retirement community to care for 20 dogs. Amenities of the retiring canines' digs will include an on-call veterinarian as well as a deluxe grooming room, a playground, and even a swimming pool. RELATED: Dogs Have Feelings, Too "Many Japanese people have pets now, but of...

Don't Forget Dog-Proofing!

Bringing home a new dog for the first time comes with so many new responsibilities and things to think about. Many new adoptive pet parents don't always think of dog-proofing their house or apartment first when preparing for a new addition, but ensuring that the home is a safe environment for a new arrival is absolutely crucial. Credit: Getty Creative Our friends at Dog Chow compiled a list of common household hazards and what to do about them. If you recently adopted a dog, this list can help you in the dog-proofing process: CLEANERS: Includes household cleaners, bleach, detergents, oven cleaners, soap and beyond. All of these have varying levels of toxicity and can harm your dog if...

The idea of a well socialized dog is a concept we all talk about, think about, and strive for, but what does it really mean? Most pet parents and veterinarians will tell you it is important to socialize your dog (and indeed it is) but are there right and wrong ways to socialize a dog. If so, is there one type of socializing that is acceptable for every dog no matter the age or breed? Credit: Flickr/Jim's Photos1 According to most pet parents, "socializing" means to get the dog out in the world and interacting with as many dogs and people as possible soon after he joins your family. Despite most of our good intentions, sometimes socializing a dog isn't as easy as it seems and takes some...

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