Hanoi - Post Report Question and Answers

Quality pet care available (vets & kennels)?

No idea, but several people have pets here and they seem satisfied with what they found locally. If you have a dog, you have to be really careful of your surroundings. I’ve heard/read stories of dogs being kidnapped and then ransomed. And if you don’t want to pay, it’s ok: they’ll eat it. By the same token, cats should not be allowed outside. - Dec 2011

Very poor. I'm not aware of any kennels. Most of the dogs and cats have fleas. - May 2010

There are some good vets in town, including some that board. I have had mixed experiences on boarding, but the vet care is good, especially the "French" vet. - Feb 2009

Poor. A local kennel lost the dog of one Embassy family and killed the puppy of another Embassy officer. In both cases foul play was suspected in that the dogs may have been sold instead of returned to their owners. There are no dog parks and few places for dogs to play. Strays with a number of diseases are also common and Vietnamese often allow their dogs to roam free. Vietnamese also regularly eat dog. Cats are less of a problem. - Sep 2008

I hear, yes. But do not know personally, I have fish. - May 2008

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