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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…)

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.

Check the Homely Petz 12 days of Christmas top pet care tips; Read more

17986277-dog-holding-a-blue-piggy-bank-and-a-stack-of-coinsBefore you jump into pet ownership and adopt a new fur-family member, be aware there are certain costs involved. A ‘free’ pet, may be free, but in the long term you will need to invest some money.

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.

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dog-bite-440Like 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

Every year in Dubai there are hundreds of dogs (both young and old) that are abandoned and often euthanised. Many people who abandon their dogs in Dubai are expats who come to Dubai, get themselves a puppy and, upon leaving the country, decide not to/realise they cannot take their dogs with them.

Sometimes the reason is financial, other times the dog may be subject to long quarantine periods or unable to be brought back into the country for environmental reasons (massive climate changes etc…) and sometimes people are just plain irresponsible. Irrespective of their reasons, Dubai’s transient expat population is a large contributor to the homeless dog population in the UAE and as such there is a definite need for better awareness of this issue. Read more

best place to live in dubai with dogsMoving to Dubai with all the family can be a big upheaval.  Two of the biggest concerns for expats moving to Dubai are finding school places and finding the right home to live in.  I always recommend when relocating to Dubai that you find the school place first then choose the location for the home but for many expats when they talk about the ‘whole’ family moving that also includes the DOG!  So, the other big question is where is the best place to live in Dubai with a dog?

In truth, Dubai isn’t the most dog-friendly place in the world with dogs being banned from the majority of  public beaches and parks.  Also, dogs must be kept on a leash and/or in an appropriate muzzle in public and it goes without saying that owners have to clean up the animal’s waste when taking their dogs out. Furthermore, dogs must be vaccinated and registered, and are not allowed to become stray.  However, even with restricted areas to walk your dog and extreme summer heat one only has to look at social media with it’s various local pet groups to see there are many dog owners in Dubai.

To help you choose the best area to live in with a dog Expat Echo Dubai have put together a list of some areas that are popular with expats who have  recently been relocated with Move One Relocations and their dogs with Move One Pet Transportation. Read more

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