Dushanbe - 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?

There is one veterinarian I know of who makes house calls to provide services. His English is okay, but some are put off by his manners. People in general tend to be scared of larger dogs, and dogs are often not welcome in local parks in the city. Pet food tends to be available in the stores for dogs and cats, but cat litter locally is of poor quality and should probably be shipped in. - Apr 2021

I don't have pets. - Jun 2020

I know a lot of expats have arrived and departed with pets (dogs and cats), and there are vets. More than that I can't say, as we're not a pet family.

As in many Muslim countries, dogs are considered "unclean," and keeping them as pets (as opposed to working dogs) is a bit of a Western peculiarity. - Dec 2016

No quarantine. There is one roaming vet who was good to my dog. However, Tajiks in general hate animals. They cut off the ears and tails of dogs to make them better fighters. My dog is actually a rescued Tajik street dog and he is about the sweetest creature ever. When we would walk around my neighborhood, however, people would either cower or throw rocks at him. As an animal lover, I was disgusted, horrified, and infuriated living here. - Jun 2014

There was a decent vet when we were there. - Mar 2014

No quarentine. The vet care here is far below the standard. I don't think I would bring older or ill pets. - Oct 2013

No. - Jan 2012

No. - Jun 2009

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