Montevideo - 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?

This is an amazing city for dogs. Lots of great inexpensive dog hotels, lots of vets, and dog walkers. Lots of dogs everywhere and they are welcome in many establishments. Unfortunately people are not good at cleaning up after their dogs which is a problem. Also dogs are generally off leash so that could be a problem if you have an aggressive dog. But overall is a wonderful place for dogs to live. - Aug 2022

Yes, many pet stores and qualified vets. The waterfront is full of people walking their dogs. - Nov 2021

No quarantine was necessary for our cat and we found qualified vets for him but we only needed routine care. Uruguayans love their dogs and many let the dogs run free without leashes. There are no laws about cleaning up after pets, so watch where you step. - Aug 2018

Veterinarians can be found on nearly every corner due to the large pet population in the city. Quality is good and there are many who speak English. Dogs and cats do not need to be quarantined upon arrival, however a small entry fee needs to be paid at the airport. - Jun 2017

Yes. - Oct 2016

This is a good place to have a pet; many people have dogs here and there are plenty of places to take the dogs for walks or play. We've been happy with the vet services for our cat. Animals do not need to be quarantined. - Aug 2016

Not that I am aware of. They like their pets here and there is plenty of pet care available. Haven't seen this many professionals dog walkers since San Francisco. But, there is a stray dog problem here, as there is in most cities. Depending where you are, the sidewalks can full of dog crap. A lot of the parks or green areas have been taken over by the dog walkers to run the dogs. Some of the areas are just nasty. - Mar 2014

Don't know. - Jan 2009

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