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Greying Japan set for canine nursing home

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TOKYO - A new Japanese nursing home has everything seniors could want, from a hair salon and 24-hour medical care to comfy beds and a swimming pool to keep those legs in shape -- all four of them. 

A caretaker looks after a 14-year-old female dog which can't walk well at a home for ageing pets, where a vet is on call 24 hours a day and animals are kept active with a range of exercises and healthy foods, in Chiba, suburban Tokyo, on July 2, 2014

The facility in a Tokyo suburb is throwing open its doors to ageing dogs of all shapes and sizes with the promise of a comfortable retirement for the elderly canines, and their equally wrinkly human owners.

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