Brussels - 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?

Vets are good and inexpensive. No quarantine needed, some dogs will need rabies titer test before entry. Dog sitting widely available but somewhat expensive - Feb 2023

Yes. We found that all the vets were excellent. We never needed to use kenneling service, so not sure about that. Entry for pets was very easy. - Jan 2022

Our cats arrived in cabin with us and there is no quarantine. We had great veterinary service throughout our time in Brussels, and I know others did as well. We were able to find English speaking vets, both for regular visits and for one emergency. I recommend CosyVet in Stockel for regular veterinary services. - Oct 2021

We had no pets but there good reliable service providers available. - Sep 2020

Yes, good veterinary care is available. - Sep 2020

We don't have pets but many do, and I think the answer to the first question is "yes" and animals don't need to be quarantined. Belgians love their dogs but they do not do a good job of cleaning up after them! - Mar 2020

Yes, many vets everywhere and kennels/ dog walkers. Even home vet services. No quarantine needed to enter country. - Feb 2019

We have no pets. - Feb 2019

Lots of vets around, and quite a few boarding/pet sitting options. Vet prices are generally a bit cheaper than the U.S.; boarding, etc. is comparably priced. - May 2018

Belgium is a VERY dog-friendly place. Pets are welcomed on public transportation, stores, malls, restaurants... You will see furry friends accompanying their owners everywhere. There are many good vets, kennels, dog-walkers and other animal-care professionals who speak English.

You are allowed to bring up to five pets (dogs, cats, and other small domestic animals) to Belgium. The process for bringing a pet to Belgium can take up to three months depending where the pet was living previously. There are very specific importation rules in Belgium and they change often. The following website is also helpful: - Dec 2016

No quarantine. Lots of great vets and kennels. Belgians love their animals and dogs can often be seen in restaurants and stores. - Jul 2014

Pet care good, no quarantine. - Apr 2014

No. - Jan 2012

No. - Aug 2011

No but they do need a European chip and passport. - Jul 2011

Nope. - Jun 2010

No. - Jul 2009

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