Many of us love winter. The pretty fluffy snow (especially if someone else has to shovel it), the skiing and ice skating, another chance to wear that gorgeous coat you bought last year. But winter brings some serious challenges as well. If you and your family are planning a long-distance move during the winter, those extra seasonal considerations become very important. Even more so if you have a pet.
For many people, moving overseas with the family includes pets. Our furry companions are part of our family, so why would we not take them? In fact, there may be reasons not to, depending on your specific pet and where you’re going. In the vast majority of cases, though, the question is not “if,” but “how.”
When it gets hot – something it does pretty much all year in Singapore – our thoughts turn to water. A refreshing dip can lower our temperature and raise our enthusiasm level. Especially when we’re swimming with our dog. So, if you’re living in Singapore (or about to relocate there), where can you go with your favorite canine to take in the waters?
Moving overseas requires more preparation than simply deciding what to take and packing it up. You have to get your family emotionally ready to go, too, and that’s not always easy – especially when your family includes a beloved pet. You cannot explain to a dog or cat what’s happening and why. And, frankly, organizing a pet for an international move involves complex choreography.
Taking your cat or dog to see a veterinarian in South Africa is really no different than visiting a vet where you live now. Veterinary services here are long-established, as are the education and practice standards vets are expected to meet. And, even though you’ll hear Afrikaans and multiple African dialects spoken in South Africa, you won’t have any trouble finding a vet that Speaks English. It’s also an official language.