FAQs About Pet Ownership In Malaysia
Thinking about getting a dog or cat In Malaysia? Pet ownership is a huge responsibility. There are few things you should know before getting a pet in Malaysia.
1.Do I Need To Apply A Licence For My Pet?
2.Is It Legal To Have Pets In Condos Or Apartments?
Yes, you are allowed to keep pets in high-rise properties. According to By-Law 14 in the Third Schedule of the Strata Management (Maintenance & Management) Regulations 2015, high-rise residents are allowed to keep pets unless their pets cause annoyance or a nuisance and pose health risks to other residents in the property.
However, you will still need to comply with the laws enforced by the local authorities where they live. And note that only certain breeds are allowed to be kept in condominiums or apartments.
3.Is Microchipping Compulsory For Dogs And Cats?
4.Do I Need To Get Neighbours’ Permission If I Want To Own A Dog?
It depends on your local council law. For instance, the Batu Gajah District Council (MDBG) in Perak has made it a mandatory rule for pet owners applying for a dog licence to seek their neighbours’ consent first.
5.Can I Keep Banned Or Restricted Dog Breeds As Pets?
No, you can’t import or keep any banned dog breed as pets. You are allowed to keep restricted dog breeds as pets under certain circumtances only.
6.Is There Any Limitation On Number Of Pets You Can Own?
It depends on your local council law. In general, pet owners are allowed to keep 1 to 2 dogs per household.
Check your local government here.
7.Can I Take My Pet To Shopping Malls And Other Public Places?
In Malaysia, most of the public places are not pet-friendly. Do verify the pet-friendly policy before your visit.
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8.Are Pets Allowed On Public Transit?
No, pets are not allowed on public transit. Do consider pet taxi if you don’t own a car.
9.Are There Any Pet-Friendly Restaurants, Cafes, Accommodations And Parks In Malaysia?
10.Is There Any Pet Insurance In Malaysia?
Yes, MSIG Malaysia has launched pet insurance for Malaysian pet owners! Good news!
Read more: Pet Insurance In Malaysia