Hanoi - 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?

We do not have pets, but services are plentiful and we know people that trust them. There is no quarantine at the moment. The Vietnamese have a wide variety of dogs and cats, and there are also mongrel dogs on the streets. I've been told they disappear into the cooking pot eventually, - Aug 2021

We used Asvelis and were pretty happy with them. They do a nice job taking care of pets when kenneled. Entry into Viet Nam was a bit a maze from office to office to get various forms stamped, but otherwise was not a major hassle. No quarantine. There has been a boom in pet supply stores in the past couple years, and it's fairly easy to get certain brands of imported pet food (particularly Royal Canin from Europe). - Dec 2019

There are a few vets that cater to expats; I really liked Asvelis in Tay Ho. There is no quarantine for Vietnam. - Jul 2019

We don’t have pets, but I know friends with pets have had trouble leaving town due to the lack of and poor quality of kennels. - Apr 2018

Vet and kennel services are widely available (there are multiple providers throughout the city) but we would rate the overall service as so-so. Our dog got fleas during one stay, and the facilities at some of the places (which cater to expats and rich Vietnamese) are spartan. No quarantine for pets. Vietnamese increasingly have pets (influenced particularly by Japanese and Korean trends in having pets) so there's a growing pet culture around the city. You'll still see plenty of roast dog meat stalls around the city so avert your eyes if that makes you uncomfortable! - Dec 2017

No. Minimal vet care available. - May 2016

No. - May 2010

No. - Feb 2009

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