Helsinki - 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 and kennel service are available and high quality but expensive. There are no quarantine requirements. Finns love dogs. Dog parks are widely available, and dogs can be seen hiking, in forests, etc. Cat owners should know that cats are not permitted outside, and Finns are very serious and strict about this. - Oct 2021


Finns are pet lovers, so there are plenty of good veterinarians in Helsinki, as well as a world-class animal hospital at the University of Helsinki. Kennels are somewhat rarer, and tend to be located outside of the city, but quality levels are very high. - Oct 2018


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