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Veterinarian Services Abroad

October 8th, 2012 7:15 pm by

If you are pet lover, it may be difficult to understand the lack of veterinarian services in some countries.  However, it is important for you to keep an open mind so that you can take steps to protect your pet and prepare.  In some countries, domesticated animals that we have as members of our family are simply not accepted in that fashion.  Some are thought of as food or a nuisance.  Therefore, access to veterinarian care may be limited.  Understanding the cultural differences will be essential before you move.  

Take time to research customs for your new home country.  Learn about what care is available and whether it will be adequate for your pet.  Understanding these differences will help you and your pet transition successfully.  Also, you will want to have your current veterinarian assess your pet’s health and identify and potential factors and risks in your new home country.  Therefore, you can take preventive measures ahead time.  You may consider keeping the relationship with your vet from afar.  Check to see if you can have any medication for your pet sent to you.  This may help with regular maintenance medication for your pet.

Keep in mind that accommodations in your new home country may not be conducive for your pet.  For example, if you are moving to Tokyo and have limited space, your Great Dane may not be able to live in such a cramped environment.  Knowing all of your options ahead of time will enable you to make the best decision for you and your pet.