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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?

Yes. We have a dog. Our vet makes home visits. Very cheap. Our dog had a lump removed and cost less than 200CDN. Follow up care is good as well. I have been told that they will assist in importing and exporting of pets. Ticks are prevalent here but so are the drops. There are many choices available for dog food but it can be very expensive. - Oct 31, 2017
Yes, there are and they are cheaper than the US. Good service and even in-home service if needed. - Sep 26, 2016
No quarantine needed but do use a pet freight forwarding company to get your pet into the country. It is difficult to bring them here because of the flights meaning the airline might have restrictions. Getting your pet out is much easier. Valeria and Yuri are the vets used by the expat community. They speak English, come to your home, and will help with delivery of your pet and getting your pet into/out of the country. - Jun 30, 2015
No quarantine necessary and there is a vet who makes house calls to the Embassy. We used their services when we had to get our dog's health certificate for flying back to the States. The only problem was that we got the certificate at the 11th hour, otherwise they were very helpful and even picked us up in their vehicle to transport our dog to the hospital. - Oct 14, 2014
No quarantine necessary. There is an English-speaking vet that many from the Embassy use and I know there are lots of other good vets who are cheaper than U.S. vet care. - Nov 13, 2013
No. - Jul 28, 2013
No. - Jul 18, 2013
No, but they do need the proper documentation from the States to avoid any issues at the airport. - Jan 13, 2013
No. - Mar 14, 2012
No, but there's a protocol to follow that includes a rabies shot at least 30 days but less than a year before you arrive and a health check 10 days before, and a certificate from the USDA. Plan ahead!!! - May 29, 2011
No. - May 22, 2010
No. - May 5, 2010
no, with the possible exception of birds due to avian flu concerns - Jan 23, 2010
Nope. They didn't even ask me for her papers! We just walked right through the passport control and the baggage area wondering when someone would ask us for proof that our cat was healthy, and no one ever did! - Nov 6, 2009
No. - Oct 24, 2009
No. You'll spend 5 hours at the airport, though, jumping through bureaucratic hoops if your pet flew as cargo. - Aug 29, 2009
No. - Aug 22, 2009