Yangon - Post Report Question and Answers

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?

There are very good veterinarians and service is inexpensive. There are pet store that sell food and pet accessories. A word of caution, veterinarians will not euthanize your pet if they are sick, injured, in pain, or dying. Their Buddhist traditions prevent them from harming an animal, even if the animal is in agony. - May 2019

There is no quarantine, but the shipping process is difficult, in part because it's hot all year round. There's a vet that a number of people use who makes house calls. We haven't used her, but I haven't heard any complaints. I don't know of any reliable kennel services. We just have an informal dog sitting arrangement. Some serviced apartments won't take pets. Street dogs are common everywhere in Yangon. If your dog requires regular walks, they can be hard to avoid. Most are not aggressive, but this is not always the case. - Sep 2018

There are no kennel services available that I'm aware of. Qualified vets are few and far between, though some of them make house calls, which is convenient. As diplomats, we didn't have to quarantine our dog upon arrival. This is a tough place to have a dog at times: a lot of people are still scared of dogs (though that can be a good home security measure), so you have to be sure your household staff are comfortable with them; there are no dog parks in the city; there are lots of aggressive stray dogs; the city sometimes still culls the local stray population by leaving out poisoned meat, so you have to watch for that on walks; vet services are patchy, so you really don't want to find yourself in a situation where you need emergency care. If your dog isn't generally healthy, I wouldn't recommend bringing them here. - Mar 2017

Vet care is not great so if your pet is aging or with health issues do not bring them. No quarantine. It can be complicated to get pets to Yangon. A stop over from the U.S. is required so you need to check with the airline first. If taking them on the plane with you, only Korean Air will allow it. If going as excess cargo, you need to fly through Bangkok as other stop over points will not take them out of their crate at the layover. - Feb 2017

There's no quarantine to bring pets into the country but there is limited medical care for pets in town. Stray dogs are not friendly to other animails in their territory. Stay cautious when walking your pets. - May 2016

We did not bring a pet to post. Our gardener did give us a cat though and she received her vaccines an spay all for under US$100. They will even come and take care of most procedures at your home. The prices always seem reasonable. There are several vets to chose from. Your domestic help will watch your pet or check in on them for you. I have heard of a kennel/vet. I do not know much about it though. - Apr 2014

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