Revolutionary Services For Pets At Soladi Care Home
When the Soladi care home for pets was introduced in 2007, it raised a number of eyebrows at first from people who wondered whether the program was really necessary or simply an expression of pet obsession. With time however, the ingenuity associated with the starting of the nursing home has received accolades from people who have appreciated the affection with which the Japanese hold their pets and the necessity of such nursing care.
At the time of its launch, the nursing home was the first of its kind in the world. It was established in the city of Tochigi by the co-operation of a local veterinary clinic, Endo, and the Soladi Company. The nursing home was created specifically to take care of aging pets whose owners were no longer able to adequately look after.
The importance of the Soladi care home for pets is best appreciated by noting the fact that most pet owners are really in no position to take care of their pets as they are full-time employees. In Japan, such employees put in many hours of work and pets are easily neglected. The situation is especially grim for aging pets as the needs they develop with advancing age can no longer be adequately taken care of by their owners. Pets in this category have been on the rise in Japan as a result of improvement in pet health care and better nutrition. The increased life expectancy, though good news for pet owners, means more in pet care expenses as the elderly need more care than the young.
The services provided at the Soladi Care Home services are quite comprehensive. To begin with, the pets have veterinarians watching over them 24/7. In addition, the nursing home has developed programs to take care of pets with special needs. Aging pets, like their human counterparts, are likely to be afflicted by diseases such as diabetes. Such pets are therefore put on a special diet. Others are in need of special physical therapy and exercise programs have been developed for them.
To help the aging pets better cope with the aging process, the nursing home provides young puppies as play companions for the older dogs. This is supposed to offer a psychological boost to the older dogs who feel younger and more energized by their liaisons with the young.
The Soladi Care Home for pets is certainly not a dumping ground for unwanted pets and the charges the pet owners incur are quite huge. The monthly charge for keeping a pet at the nursing home is about $800. In return for the excellent services that the pets enjoy at the nursing home, their owners are able to keep in touch with them as they are allowed full-time access to their pets.