Pet Supermarket

Fressnapf is the main Pet Shop in Hungary - 1134 Budapest, Váci Út 19 - E-mail - Website - GPS: N 47 31.241 E 19 03.721GPS - FB - MOB: 06 30 357 4954. Open: 8am - 8pm, Mon-Sun.

Fressnapf Pet Shop

Fressnapf do not sell animals - They sell pet food, housing, toys and accessories only.


PetNet

PetNet is an online shop for Pet Foods and Pet Accessories.

PetNet Online Shop

It sells a vast amount of products for dogs, cats, birds and small animals at reasonable prices.


ABC Zoo

ABC-ZOO is another online shop that sells Pet Foods and Pet Accessories.

ABC Zoo Online Shop

It sells a huge amount of animal products including pet clothing, all at reasonable prices.

Minimum spend is 1,830 Ft and free delivery is after a 15,250+ Ft spend.


Petissimo

Petissimo sell animal vitamins and tablets as well as a nice selection of toys.

Petissimo

Zoo Plus

Zoo Plus is another online shop with plenty of products.

Zoo Plus

Julius K-9

Julius K-9 specialises in quality dog walking and running aids and straps among other products.

Julius K-9

How To Bring Your Dog(s)/Cat(s) Into Hungary

Pet Travel - Microchip - Vaccinations - Passport - Quarantine

If you are thinking of settling down in Hungary or even staying for a while whereby you are considering whether or not bring your dog(s) and/or cat(s) into Hungary, you need to be aware of the Pet Travel process, rules and regulations; especially if you have never brought a dog or cat into Hungary.

When you enter or return to Hungary from another EU Country your pet must meet the Hungarian entry requirements. Although I have used Hungary (a European Country) and a dog that was born in 2016 as the example on this web page, the information on this web page also include other, international and previous years, information.

Step #1 - Get Your Pet Microchipped

BEFORE entering Hungary your pet MUST BE Microchipped with an 'International Organization for Standardization' (ISO) microchip, ISO 11784 / 11785 compliant, BEFORE IT HAS A RABIES VACCINATION; otherwise it will need to be vaccinated against rabies again. So have the microchip done first.

NOTE: You must bring your own microchip reader when you travel, but only if your pet’s microchip does not meet the ISO (ISO 11784 / 11785) standards.

Who Can MICROCHIP YOUR PET?

Pet Microchipping can only be done by a Vet, Vet Nurse, Student Vet, Student Vet Nurse (who must be directed by a vet), a person trained in microchipping (with practical experience) before 29 December 2014 or a person who has been assessed on an 'approved training course'.

What Happens If The MICROCHIP CANNOT BE READ?

If your pet's microchip cannot be read, for whatever reason(s), your pet must be re-microchipped, re-vaccinated and issued with a new pet passport. Furthermore, the old microchip must stay in place and be recorded as obsolete in the 'marking of animals' section of your new pet passport; together with details of the new microchip (re-microchipped) in the 'Others' section. Your pet could be refused entry into Hungary, or be quarantined, if its microchip cannot be read when you enter or return to Hungary.

Make sure the vet records the microchip number on your Pet Passport, or Third-Country Official Veterinary Certificate, and stamps all the necessary paperwork; including your pet passport.

Step #2 - Get Your Pet Vaccinated

With your pet microchipped the next step is to get it vaccinated against rabies, if it is coming from a Rabies Free Countries ListRabies Free Country or Rabies Controlled Countries ListRabies Controlled Country - Your pet must be at least 12 weeks old at the time of vaccination. Furthermore, it MUST wait 21 days after vaccination (or the last of the primary course of vaccinations) before it can enter another EU country. This is because it takes 21 days for the rabies vaccination to become fully active and therefore protect your pet against rabies.

NOTE: The vaccine must be an approved Inactivated Vaccine or Recombinant Vaccine, approved in the country of use and given in accordance to the recommendation mentioned in the vaccine manufacturer’s data sheet; which your vet should know about of course.

It is important to check that your vet has recorded your pet's rabies vaccination in its pet passport, or third-country official veterinary certificate, as your pet could be stopped from travelling if any of those details are entered incorrectly or have not been added. Here are the details that should be inside your pet's passport:

NOTE: The vet only needs to fill in the Valid From' date for the first vaccination (or re-vaccination if you missed a booster) - The Valid From date is 21 days after the rabies vaccination. The day of rabies vaccination counts as day 0 not day 1, as mentioned above, and thereby means if your pet is vaccinated on the 1st of the month the earliest it can travel is the 22nd.

NOTE: If the rabies vaccination record is a sticker, it must be covered by a laminated strip (included with the pet passport).

NOTE: Hungary honors the 3 year rabies vaccination for dogs and cats entering Hungary from outside of the EU.

NOTE: When entering Hungary from another EU Country, annual rabies vaccinations might be required. See your vet for more information and advice.

NOTE: Once you have entered Hungary, the 21 day waiting period is not required for subsequent entries, provided your pet's rabies boosters are kept up-to-date and the other Hungarian entry requirements are met.

Tapeworm Treatment FOR DOGS ONLY

If you are going in and out of EU Countries, check whether or not a particular country requires your dog to have a Tapeworm treatment. If a tapeworm treatment is required, the vet performing that tapeworm treatment must record it in your pet passport or third-country official veterinary certificate.

NOTE: The tapeworm treatment must have been given within 1 and 5 days (between 24 and 120 hours) before your dog enters the particular country requiring a Tapeworm treatment, otherwise your dog could be refused entry or be put into quarantine.

Step #3 - Get Your Pet A Passport

If your pet is travelling to Hungary from another EU country it will need a Pet Passport, but if it is coming from a country outside of the EU it will need a Third-Country Official Veterinary Certificate (if you do not have an EU pet passport) whereby you will need to fill in a declaration confirming that you are not going to sell or transfer the ownership of your pet.

To get a pet passport for your pet you will need to visit an authorised vet. Upon seeing your pet, its identification, vaccination records and any rabies blood test results (if you have them) the vet should issue you with a pet passport. Besdes the above mentioned vaccination details, your pet passport should also include the following information about your pet. If not, consult your vet.

NOTE: If you do not have the correct documents or your pet has not been properly prepared it will be licenced into quarantine until it either fully meets the entry requirements of Hungary or is sent back to the country it travelled from. You must pay the costs for this.

Step #4 - Bring Your Pet To Hungary

With the above rules and regulations followed, you can then bring your pet into Hungary. It is preferable that you, the owner, bring your own pet into Hungary, within 5 days of your pet travelling, using an approved airline and route. Your pet will travel as manifested cargo, as opposed to travelling in the cabin of the aeroplane.

With all of the above said: If you are in doubt about anything related to travelling with your pet, and the welfare of your pet, you should consult your local vet.

General Prices - Overall Dog Maintenance

Below is snapshot of general prices for Dog Food and Dog Accessories, as found in Tesco supermarket and on the PetNet website. You will also find many local pet shops dotted around cities, towns and villages in Hungary as many people have pets; especially for security reasons in smaller villages.

Product Amount HUF GBP Comments
Dog Food (Canned) 1240g - 1 Can 490 Ft £1.30 VitalBite Brand
Dog Food (Dry) 1Kg - 1 Bag 658 Ft £1.75 VitalBite Brand
Dog Food (Dry) 8Kg - 1 Bag 3,515 Ft £9.37 VitalBite Brand
Dental Sticks 180g - 7 Pieces 329 Ft 87p Chewable Dental Sticks
Dog Shampoo 200ml - 1 Bottle 799 Ft £2.13 Panzi Brand
Dog Chain 50cm Length / 2.5mm Thick 2,379 Ft £6.34
Dog Bed 1 Plastic Basket Bed 9,852 Ft £26.27 Large Size
Dog Bedding 115x72cm 7,890 Ft £21.04 Padded Blanket
Dog Blanket 150x100cm 4,468 Ft £11.91

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