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 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: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/animal_belgium.shtml - 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