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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?

We chose not to bring our cat to Egypt and left him with family in the US. We were concerned about evacuation and having issues getting him out during one. People do have cats and dogs and I believe are fairly happy with their vet service. Some speak English and many make house calls.

Walking dogs can be challenging as there are many street dogs, some of whom are very aggressive towards other dogs (though not typically towards people). Most apartments do not have green space, though there are a few ground floor apartments with small yards attached. The US residential compounds have green space. Commissary sells a variety of pet food and litter. - Jan 3, 2018


We had a poor experience with an embassy staff member who also provided veterinary services during his personal time. He checked out our pet twice and we didn't feel the was competent as a veterinarian. There are good veterinarian service options around Zamalek and in Maadi. Ask around for recommendations when you arrive. - Sep 9, 2017
I didn't have pets in Cairo, but people who did used several vets and seemed happy with them. Be careful about tarmac temperatures if you are shipping pets in/out of Cairo. I think there are vaccination requirements, etc. but don't know too much about them. Lots of people have pets in the areas in which expats tend to live. - May 25, 2017
Good vets are hard to find. Get expat recommendations. I don't know about quarantine because I didn't bring any pets in. - May 16, 2017
We brought our dog. There is no quarantine. Vet care is dreadful, similar to the medical care - our dog was ill and we tried all of the recommended vets, and they were all pretty bad. - Jan 30, 2016
No quarantine, local vet care is adequate as long as it's routine. - Jan 29, 2016
No. We have two cats. There is ample pet care available. The only complaint I have heard is that dogs are confined to the apartment. There are a lot of dogs on leashes in the early evening, though. They seem happy. - Oct 8, 2014
No. I don't believe this is a pet friendly post since there is no green space near our apartment, lots of strays and trash on the streets. Also, Egyptians use poison liberally for rats and strays. We chose to leave our beloved dog with family in the States. - Aug 19, 2014
Good local vets, many pet shops. - Aug 19, 2014
So far, vet services are adequate. - Mar 27, 2014
No. - Jul 17, 2013
No. - Jun 16, 2013
No. - Jun 7, 2013
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No. - May 12, 2013
There is no quarantine for incoming animals, nor is there a quarantine for animals going from Egypt to the US. There is long waiting period for animals going from Egypt to the EU, related to the rabies testing, but not an actual quarantine in the receiving EU country. - Feb 1, 2013
Dogs and cats, no, but it's a good idea to pay the money and get an expeditor to meet you when you arrive with your pet. Not sure about other animals. - Mar 31, 2013
No. - Mar 26, 2013
No. - Feb 13, 2013
No. - Jan 18, 2013
No. - Nov 27, 2012
I don't think so, never heard it mentioned. - Jun 5, 2011
No, but getting your pet in/out of country is expensive and difficult. - Jun 26, 2010