Almaty - Post Report Question and Answers

Quality pet care available (vets & kennels)?

Believe it or not there is. We found a great local vet - Russian-speaking but very good. There are no real kennels, but there are folks who run small businesses for watching pets --- ask around. Most people have a friend watch their pet. As a side note: most Kazakhstanis are quite afraid of dogs. If you bring a large dog, be prepared to be harassed --- by police (who will ask you where your muzzle is), by guards in your building, by people who live in your building, etc. On the plus side, a large dog clears the entire sidewalk. - Feb 2013

Good vets, not sure about kennels. The USG pet-owning community tends to look after itself. - May 2012

Not applicable to us, but I hear it is ok. - Mar 2010

There are pretty good vets, with ones that makes housecalls. Kennels are also available, but most have help or others at post watch their pets when they're gone. - Mar 2008

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