Relocating with your pets in Bahrain

Are you thinking of bringing your pets in Bahrain? It’s definitely possible to move in with your pets in this country! All you need to do is follow a few simple steps in order to enter the country with your beloved animals.

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There are pet owners who are strongly attached to their loved animals and are so close to them, while some people don’t want to be near one at all. We would like to remind animal lovers to be aware of bringing their pets anywhere because we’ll never know that conflicts may arise from another person. If you want to relocate with your pets in Bahrain, here are some things you must know.

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Requirements Before You Can Bring Your Pets

  • Your dogs should have these vaccinations: rabies, canine distemper, hepatitis, parvo, and leptospira.
  • If you have puppies below 2 months old, they should have all the vaccines mentioned above plus re-vaccination after two to four weeks before the flight.
  • For cats, they should be vaccinated of the following: rabies and tri-cat. The same goes with kittens below 2 months old and they should get re-vaccinated after two to four weeks before flight.
  • The timeline of the most recent vaccination of you pet must fall not less than a month but not more than two weeks before your pet’s arrival in the country.
  • All vaccinations should be logged in a vaccination booklet for easy tracking.
  • Your pets should be in a safety cage or box with your complete name and address.
  • Bring your pet’s vaccination booklet or health record with you.
  • For pets imported from US and Canada, they will be quarantined for 30 days even though they have all the vaccinations.
  • Failure to comply with these rules will lead to your pet’s danger and this will be your sole responsibility in case anything bad happens.
  • You should get an import permit with a completed and signed import form submitted to Veterinary Quarantine Division in Bahrain. You can send them fax at +937 17 643373.

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The again, always remember that not all people are kind to pets. To keep them safe and away from those who don’t want pets, keep them on leash while strolling in the streets. If you keep animals at home, make sure that it is fine with your landlord. Most expats in Bahrain have no problems when it comes to keeping pets at their apartments as long as they take care of them with the best of their ability. You should do that too in order to avoid chaos in your compound.

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