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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 adopted two street cats while here (and many people end up getting a pet here as there are so many strays to choose from). I can't speak to bringing pets into the country - though many have done it and I have not heard of the process being particularly difficult.

There are several good vet choices, with one or two that speak good English. I'm not familiar with US vet prices, but I find our vet to be rather cheap, for very good care too (e.g., a visit is about $20, neutering a cat is about $60).

There are quite a few older stray dogs, which can get intimidating, though they are not commonly found downtown or on busy roads. I would, therefore, not suggest letting outdoor cats roam beyond a garden wall and would keep a sharp eye out while walking dogs. There are larger parks, though I haven't seen any dog parks where dogs can be off-leash. - Oct 24, 2017


Veterinary care is adequate for routine care and some more serious cases. There is one clinic that most expats use, and their care is decent and inexpensive.

Animals do not need to be quarantined upon entry, and importing pets is quite easy. Getting them OUT of Morocco is the real challenge. The export process takes 2-3 days, and must be done within 48 hours of departing. You get to go to a functioning slaughterhouse, deal with the government vet, and shave 5 years off your life with the stress. You also need to speak French or Arabic (or bring someone who does), as the vet does not speak English. - Oct 23, 2017


Decent veterinary care is available. - Aug 29, 2017
No quarantine; there are two vets here and they are so-so: Dr. Laila and Dr. Benchaffi. They are both very caring but not as knowledgeable as I would like. - Jul 20, 2014
I don't think so. - Nov 17, 2011
No - Sep 18, 2011
No. - Apr 8, 2010