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Sao Paulo

Are qualified veterinarians and/or good kennel services available? Do animals need to be quarantined upon entry to the country? Are there other considerations regarding pets that are particular to this country?

No quarantine is required but you will need a lot of health paperwork approved by your vet and the USDA prior to entry. Sao Paulo is a VERY dog friendly city when it comes to acceptance and attitudes towards differing breeds. However, there is not a lot of green space and dogs often go to the bathroom on the sidewalk (watch where you step since most people do not clean up after their pets). There are several recommended veterinarians that speak English. Note that if you take your dog out a lot you should look into the Brazil vaccinations (which are in addition to the ones required in the U.S.). - Nov 1, 2017
- Apr 17, 2017
Not sure but 1 out of 3 people have dogs here so I think the care is pretty good. Lots of dog walkers available. - Jan 15, 2017
Pet shops and veterinarians are widely available. - Jan 6, 2017
I don't know about quarantines, but, good lord, paulistanos love their pets. There are an infinite number of pet stores, doggie-day cares, kennels, and dog-walkers. I read the average paulistano family has more dogs than children these days. - Aug 5, 2015
No, but they do need rabies vaccination and vet forms completed with USDA approval before entry. - Dec 13, 2012
Can't comment - Jan 25, 2012