So junior just received a dog for his birthday and you need to get his shots. You’ve just relocated your family pet to the UAE and its ready for a check up? The kids found an injured stray that’s in dire need of medical attention. If you’ve lived in Dubai for some time you may have Fido’s vet on speed-dial but perhaps this isn’t the closest vet to your home - in an emergency, would you know which one is? Or maybe you’ve just relocated to Dubai and are looking for a vet. It is always a good idea to keep both the number of your preferred vet and the nearest vet to your home handy. For ease, Expat Echo Dubai has compiled a directory of vets across the Emirate. (more…)
THE world’s largest indoor dog park opens its doors over Easter to welcome guests of all shapes and sizes looking for an alternative to short walks around communities where they’re becoming less and less welcome.
My Second Home is the brainchild of a group of dog-loving marketing and sales specialists who’ve spotted a need to bridge the gap between boarding kennels and restrictive outdoor community play areas.
Situated in Dubai Investment Park and spread across the equivalent of 18 tennis courts – with two thirds indoors, the luxury pet resort and spa will eventually offer 200 luxury rooms and high-end suites together with indoor and outdoor pools. Guests can have their hotel room customised with favourite toys and comfort possessions and families will be able to keep an eye on them via webcam while away. Space-age 24/7 surveillance will also add peace of mind. Every room has a flat-screen tv and orthopaedic mattress. Read more
When calling in the exterminator to get rid of cockroaches, ants etc Move One Pet Transportation would like to remind you to remove your pets from the premises. Your pets should be transported to a safe location while the professionals do their job and in some cases you may need to keep your animals away from the home for several hours after treatment for safety purposes. Check with the Pest Control company how long the pets should be kept away from the home.
As well as taking your pets out of the home you should also remove all their bedding, food bowls and toys they may chew. Granular lawn products may require keeping the pets off the treated area for 24 hours or longer while the granules dissolve and the treated area dries. Read more
As a pet owner, you know it is important to provide your pet with regular exercise, a nutritious diet and lots of love and affection. But you also have a responsibility to protect your pet from health risks, such as those posed by pests. Ticks and fleas can make your pets – and you – sick and can lead to infestations in your home.
Ticks can be especially dangerous for pets, including animals that spend any amount of time outdoors, such as dogs, cats, rabbits and horses. Read more
As with all occasions, ensuring your pet is safe and well during festivities is paramount. It is not only environment changes that need to be considered with your pet but their mental welfare too. You can all too often overlook your pet’s thoughts and needs when it comes to festive fun.
Food, vet bills, holiday boarding, grooming, training, expatriation when you leave the country… can all start to add up. It’s very important to do your research before adopting a pet. We’re certainly not saying you need to be ‘rich’ to be a pet owner, however you do need to be aware of the costs involved and be financial prepared.
Like many expatriates who have relocated to the UAE, we leave not only our place of domicile, we often leave behind our families, friends and even our pets. For some expats, the thought of leaving a family pet behind is too difficult and thankfully, the laws regarding animal ownership in the UAE allow many of us to bring these much loved animals with us on our new adventure.
One the most common pets to be relocated here to the UAE are dogs.
The focus of this article shall be to address some of the risks associated with owning a dog in a country where punitive measures can be enforced upon you by the authorities should you fail to adequately protect the general public or others from any harm that could be inflicted by the animal whilst in your ownership or care of custody. Read more