Colombo - 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?

None of the apartment buildings that my mission uses allow pets. - Mar 2021

Veterinarians seem few and far between here. Kennels, too. We have a dog, but we adopted her when we arrived. Sri Lanka is overrun with street dogs. I am unsure about whether animals must quarantine upon arrival. - Sep 2020

Unknown. Pets are not allowed in the apartments. - Apr 2020

We didn't bring an animal, so I am not sure of the restrictions or vets. - Sep 2017

Veterinarians can be improved upon significantly! We never had a problem, but five families during our three years at post lost their dogs for fairly mysterious or unknown reasons. Many say the odd combination of sea air, pollution (although not bad), and humidity can cause detrimental effects on your electronics, anything rubber or plastic, and by virtue of this, maybe the health of the animals. The doctors seem well qualified and we always used PetVet located in Colombo 5. - Mar 2017

At the time I left the Sri Lankan government outlawed bringing in pet cats. - Dec 2011

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