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Quality pet care available (vets & kennels)?

OK. - Jun 16, 2013
Yes, there are vets. Most people with pets have their maids walk their dogs and find friends to pet-sit on trips. - Jun 7, 2013
Pretty good. There are good kennels; we used them when we first arrived (East Winds Kennel). We have a dog, and our maid watches the dog in our flat when we travel. If you plan to do that, make sure your maid is not Egyptian -- they are generally not too fond of dogs. - May 22, 2013
There are plenty of vets in Cairo, and the cost is not exorbitant. But unfortunately, the care these vets provide ranges from middling to poor. I am only aware of one dog kennel (far from where most expats live) and a few cat boarding facilities (most with rescue groups that offer boarding as a way to raise money for their work). The one thing that is easy to get is a pet sitter - because domestic staff is easy to find and cheap, it is not an issue to get someone to take care of your animals while you are away. That said, many Egyptians are afraid of dogs, so just make sure whoever you hire is actually comfortable with your animal and has references. Another issue for dog owners is the Government of Egypt's means of controlling the street dog population - it uses meat laced with poison that is left on the streets for these animals. Beyond being a horribly cruel way to cull the population, several expats have lost their dogs when the animals have inadvertently gotten into poison on their walks. Some expats with dogs use muzzles to ensure that their animals do not inadvertently get into poison-laced food/trash on walks. - Feb 1, 2013
Okay - but I would not bring a pet here. They are stuck inside all day, and taking them for walks can be very dangerous, as packs of rabid wild dogs roam the streets and prey on pets. People often carry large sticks or other means of protection to fend off animals that come too close. - Mar 31, 2013
We've identified a good vet for our cats. - Mar 26, 2013
Adequate. - Feb 13, 2013
Don't know - Jan 18, 2013
Sorry - don't know. Many have their maids care for their pets when absent. - Nov 27, 2012
It is available, but as with human medicine/care ask for referrals from friends. - Jul 19, 2011
Yes good vets and pet services. If you like cats Cairo's the place to be. They are everywhere and that means everywhere. You might see a hundred a day. Not to mention the packs of wild dogs roaming around. - Jun 5, 2011
There are vets, but I don't know about kennels. - Sep 22, 2010
There are plenty of good vets and several good kennels. - Jun 26, 2010
There are vets here, but I hear the kennels aren't so good. Most people with dogs have their housekeeper watch them while they're away. - Dec 2, 2009
There are good vets. - May 12, 2008