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Quality pet care available (vets & kennels)?

NO. There are vets but not of U.S. caliber. - Jul 26, 2013
There are a few local and European vets that are fine for routine issues. There is no emergency or extensive pet care, though. - May 21, 2013
No. - Mar 2, 2013
There is a vet here that the expats seem to like. The vet comes to your house. I wouldn’t recommend bringing an aging pet or one with an ongoing health issue. There are no kennels that I know of. The expats either get their household staff to provide pet care while away, or get a Peace Corps Volunteer to housesit. One last word on pets, and this comes as a strong admonishment from the embassy local staff, NEVER LET PETS OUT OF THE HOUSE OFF A LEASH, ESPECIALLY CATS. I’m told they taste a lot like chicken. - Dec 29, 2011