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Pets & Vets

Pets & Vets

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Pets & Vets

Welcome to the ExpatWoman Pets & Vets

Here we take a look at all things furry and feathered with top tips on looking after your beloved pets in Dubai- from pet sitting services to great vets and everything inbetween. There's also our Pet of The Month feature as well as tons of advice for what to do with your animals in Dubai and features on Pet Charities and shelters if you are looking to adopt a pet- there's so many that need new homes- maybe you can help out?

 

Latest Pet News and Happenings

  • 8 Tips for Bringing a Pet into the Family

    8 Tips for Bringing a Pet into the Family

    If you're about to add a new furry member to your family, here are some helpful tips to make sure it's a smooth transition.

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  • 5 Benefits Pets Provide to Children

    5 Benefits Pets Provide to Children

    If you're debating whether or not to get your child a pet, here are some of the perks pet ownership offers which might help you make a decision.

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  • Dog Breeds Currently Banned in Dubai

    Dog Breeds Currently Banned in Dubai

    Residents of Dubai and pet-owners can soon expect to see the implementaiton of stricter regulations on pets that can be imported and/or raised in the UAE. And while there are already certain dog breeds banned, the list will soon increase it seems.

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  • New Pet Ownership Laws

    New Pet Ownership Laws

    A new law in the UAE has now banned owning any wild animals and makes it mandatory to licence dogs. If you’re used to letting your dog run free, you’ll have now have to run with it because the law also states that dogs need to on a leash at all times in public. Here’s all the information you need to know.

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  • 10 Things to Look for in a Vet

    10 Things to Look for in a Vet

    When it comes to somewhere new, we can appreciate the planning that must be had when you or a family member have a disability. We’ve gathered information about eight of the most popular attractions to visit in Abu Dhabi that are both special-needs and wheelchair friendly.

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  • The Best Dog-Walking Spots in Dubai

    The Best Dog-Walking Spots in Dubai

    With areas like Dubai Marina restricting our pet's visiting rights to the promenade, it's no wonder pet owners are often left scratching the heads in an attempt to find somewhere suitable to let their pooches get the walk and exercise they need. Here's some of the top spots to let them roam free in...

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  • Dyson PureCool

    So, You Think The Air in Your Home is Clean?

    Think again. Technology company; Dyson, citing stats from the World Health Organization, points out that indoor air pollution can be up to five times worse than outside. That could mean that you're breathing in things like formaldehyde found in textile-covered furniture; volatile organic compounds from scented candles, air fresheners and cleaning products; and pollen, dead skin, and even disintegrated faeces — on a daily basis. The Dyson PureCool can help!

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  • You Know You’re a Dog Owner When…

    You Know You’re a Dog Owner When…

    As dog owners, we have accepted the fact that we can no longer have nice things, although we can’t help but forgive our 4 legged friends for every disaster that they have caused, after all, they are unbelievably adorable.

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  • A Guide to Healing Your Dog's Ear Infection

    A Guide to Healing Your Dog's Ear Infection

    Though it is more common with dogs who have floppy ears, ear infections occur to many dogs at least once in their lifetime. A number of behavioural signs such as, scratching, rubbing and head shaking are some of the indicators that your dog may have an ear infection.

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  • 10 Car Safety Tips for Your Pet

    10 Car Safety Tips for Your Pet

    For most pet parents, a trip isn't any fun if the four-legged members of the family can't tag along with them. Nonetheless, travelling with your pet can be a stressful time for both parties, but with thoughtful preparation, a safe and comfortable trip for everyone is possible.

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  • Heat Can Be Fatal for Your Dog

    Heat Can Be Fatal for Your Dog

    This has been a hot summer in many places round the world. There are many dog owners in the expat community and it is important that we look after our pooches. All dogs can over heat and the consequences from heat exhaustion in dogs can be fatal, it can even cause death. So here's some EW advice to keeping your pooch safe in the heat!

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  • Pet Regulations in the UAE

    Pet Regulations in the UAE

    If you are bringing a pet from your home country or are looking to buy one please be aware that there are a couple of regulations for pets in the United Arab Emirates. If you own a dog in Dubai you are not permitted to take it to the beaches and parks. When walking your dog you are always required to keep it on a leash, however if your dog is on the banned list(only in Dubai) you are also required to muzzle it as a precautionary measure. If these regulations are not followed your dog may be confiscated and a fine of AED 2000 may be issued to you. Your dog will be returned to you with a warning, the government permits two violations.

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  • How NOT to Lose Your Pet

    How NOT to Lose Your Pet

    We get so many threads from desperate people on our forum saying that they have lost their pet. We’ve had everything go missing from parrots to rabbits, cats to dogs and hamsters to tortoises. To try and prevent your dog escaping you should keep it in a fenced garden when outside, with the fence being high enough that it cannot jump over and strong enough that it cannot knock it down. We’ve some top tips for you here on how to try and make sure your pet dog or pet cat doesn’t escape or get lost and also what steps to take to try and find a lost pet.

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  • Dubai Pug Club

    Dubai Pug Club

    Dubai Pug Club was formed as a meeting place for like minded owners whose pugs hold a very special place in their heart. Dubai Pug Club gives their little affectionate clowns the opportunity to make new friends, play and interact with each other at their fortnightly playdates in Dubai. Pugs love to play and socialising is a great way for them to experience new things, as well as celebrating birthdays and other seasonal festivities. Dubai Pug Club also provides owners with a chance to exchange ideas, discuss common pug concerns and gives members with the opportunity to have their pug related questions answered by our Pug Expert - Dr Mehdi Mzabi from ABVC.

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  • Turtle Rehab in Dubai

    Turtle Rehab in Dubai

    The Turtle is a flagship species for the conservation of the marine environment and is protected throughout most of the world. All seven species of marine turtles found globally are listed as vulnerable to extinction, endangered or critically endangered.The Hawksbill turtle, native to the Middle East, is listed as critically endangered with only an estimated 8,000 nesting females left worldwide. Without human intervention, the Hawksbill turtle will almost certainly become extinct within our lifetime.

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