DEDICATED TO A LOYAL FRIEND AND COMPANION
I love dogs, every since my childhood i remember they were integral part of my life.I never looked upon them as an animal that has to be bound in chains,not allowed inside our house or must bark or even bite upon strangers entering their territory. i always felt them as a part of the family and felt as if they understood us, specially our problems.
We as a society here in Nepal,take these animals differently than the first world countries although the trend is changing now.When ever i see a stray dogs beaten up, thrown stones at or even in agonizing pain i felt as if i can do something.Whether educating the person doing it or handling down some biscuits from nearby grocery, that’s the best i can do…or is it? Is that the best i can do.
When i left middle east to come home for good, i left everything behind..a well paid job, my so called few friends, ,my relationship,my savings, my car, my apartment, my beloved play-station and ibanez guitar but couldn’t leave one thing behind.
My dog..a dog that i had raised as my own.It has seen my good times and times when i was at the bottom of the pit,my darkest days.
Yes, people changed,my Friends changed,my relationship changed, my health changed and even i changed but my dog it didn’t.
Although it had bitten me on occasional times, which was entirely my fault it still remained same.People say our belly is the weakest of all and it applies to all the species but i have experienced it first hand that even hunger did not change my dogs loyalty and affection towards me.
This site would not be complete without me dedicating a page towards him.
I had adopted him from a different owner,his birth name was given as Goldie later i baptized him changing that name to Mr.Peanut Butter.This name was inspired by an animation series called Bjork Horseman.I wanted him to be respected regardless his breed although he is a British Golden Retriever, if anybody wants to call him they have to speak Mr.Peanut Butter.No butter or buttery and only peanut or pea,neither only Mr. It was a name perfect for him that cannot be tweaked, as lot of us has a habit of tweaking and twisting the names to something funny.
I demanded respect towards my dog and there was no another way of calling him,except Mr.Peanut Butter.
Below are some of the info regarding the dogs like exporting or importing in the country,types of breeds,their necessities and whatever it might be helpful for the owners.
Just remember that if you are planning to have a dog it is a 10-13 years commitment towards the animal.
Teach them, love them , discipline them, make them the part of your family and trust me you will be reward.
(p.s. the topic is huge hence i will try to summarize it as much as possible and update it frequently,so please do subscribe)
Bringing your dog from another country
Bringing your K-9 from one country to another is always challenging, when you go through the very sites it might confuse you as there are no dedicated information regarding it. But, do not confuse yourself. It is not difficult in Nepal but there are certain paper works that one must follow.Always remember if you do not hold all valid documents then the point of exit wont allow you to fly with your dog, for example if you do not hold a valid u.s visa then the Nepal airport won’t let you fly. It’s not like you are allowed to fly to states then returned back.
As, i was starting to research every one had a different experience bringing their dog in Nepal.
I will let you know my version.
My point of exit was middle east to be precise it was State of Kuwait.I had a very hard time bringing in the dog with me. It was not the paperwork i was lacking but after all the airlines had refused to fly my dog and my time was running out. I had one ticket purchased, then the airlines informed me i cant fly my dog with it. Then i got another ticket for India, plan was to get to India then take any source of transportation to Nepal.Later, i came to know that India forbids any pets that is passing through it to another country.
I ran out of option and contacted the airlines head office directly stating my problem,they said i can.
Although, i had to purchase one after another ticket it was not my primary problem.It was solved, let me get you through the documents that i had to prepare before the flight.
Although in Nepal the culture of microchip is not there back in Kuwait it had to be done and thankfully Goldie was micro chipped.
This is the most important for both point of entry and point of exit.Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.
A Veterinary Health Certificate for Nepal must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in your originating country just prior to travel. I got the certificate from the vet back in Kuwait.
Although no import permit is required for Nepal, there should be an export permit which i got it stamped and signed in the office of agriculture and livestock back in Kuwait.I had to prepare all the above papers along with my i.d and flight details. This was the most important paper as without it i was not eligible to fly with Goldie.
This is it. DO REMEMBER THAT EVERY NEPALI IS ELIGIBLE TO BRING TWO DOGS AND CATS. PLUS YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY ANY THING TO THE TIA AIRPORT FOR BRINGING THE PET. Unless, the intention is to breed the pet and is for business you do not have to pay any tax. I am sure they will play you hard to rip off at the TIA airport, be firm and say you have all the documents back from the country of origin and you have read the law very well.
Apart from this,
Depending upon the airlines there are certain guidelines that someone need to follow for the carrier that your pet will be sitting on during the flight.
If a dog and its carrier’s combined weight are less than 20lbs/8kg, then the dog can fly with you in cabin. The in-cabin carrier requirements are:
- The dog must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in their carrier
- The carrier must be able to fit underneath the seat
Goldie and is too big to fly in cabin, so he flies in her kennel in the cargo hold. Airlines follow the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations regarding approved carriers for pets in cargo. The requirements are:
- The crate must be large enough for your dog to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably.
- The container must be clean, leak-proof
- Absorbent bedding must be provided
- The container must be well constructed and be able to withstand other freight damaging it or causing the structure to buckle or bend.
- Separate food and water containers must be provided, either fixed inside the container or attached to it so that they are accessible.
- The container must be adequately ventilated on at least three sides, with the majority of the ventilation being provided on the upper half of the container.
How often should a house dog be bathed?
As per my experience, the bathing ritual of the dogs depends on their breed. Also if the dog is single coated or double coated. Single coated dogs easily get dirty as their fur is unable to repel the water and other debris. They need to be bathed quite often so are toy breed of dogs. Working dogs in the other hands needs less bathing as most of them are double coated.
I have a golden retriever, a double coated breed which i bath him every two to three months. But i do wash his legs and belly if he happens to step out in the rainy days.
Here are some general guidelines:
- Bathing once a month works for most dogs.
- Dogs with oily coats, like Basset Hounds
, may need bathing as frequently as once a week.
- Many short-haired breeds with smooth coats, such as Beagles and Weimaraners, do just fine with less frequent baths. Short-coated Basenjis are fastidious in their personal hygiene and rarely need a bath.
- Breeds with water-repellent coats, such as Golden Retrievers and Great Pyrenees, should be bathed less often so as to preserve their natural oils.
- Dogs with thick, double coats, such as Samoyes, Malamutes
, and other Northern breeds, do best with fewer baths and a lot of extra brushing, which gets rid of loose, dead hair and helps distribute natural oils that keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy.
I will keep updating this section as the general information of bathing rituals should be received according to the dog breed you have.