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My name is Cassie. I am 22 years old. I am originally from Indianapolis, but I moved to Mexico around 3 years ago. I have always been an animal lover, and struggle to remember a time when I didn't have a furry friend by my side. Currently I am owned by: Frida (guinea pig), Bella (rescue cat), Sadie (my 7 year old puppy), Emma my mini lop, and most recently...Lola the Angora! Hope to get to know everyone and their bunnies soon!
Posted By mellowzmom on 02/09/2010 08:26 PM
Hola, que tal? Sorry, I don't have the Spanish keyboard on so I can't do the correct punctuation. Is it hard keeping pets in Mexico? Your bunny is so cute!
Don't worry about the Spanish keyboard, even after 3 years I have yet to really master Spanish punctuation LOL. In answer to your question, yes and no. It depends on what animal. Cats and dogs are obviously quite easy to find products and veterinary care for. However, any small pet is considered exotic and pet stores do not generally carry a lot of products for them (if at all). There is a new pet store close by that has all super pet stuff, and that is really nice because at least it is a brand that I am familiar with. My only complaint, however, are the prices! For example, a 5 lb. bag of rabbit food here costs around $16 when in the states it is $8. So double the pricing. They definitely do not make it easy for us.
Also, I have noticed a disturbing pattern here. Most people seem to love having pets as "trophies", so here owning a high priced dog signifies that you have lots of money and can brag about it. However, when their pet gets sick suddenly they do not have enough money?? Then they usually put them out into the street. There are so many animals on the streets around here, and absolutely no shelters. Which, to me, is quite sad. Actually my cat, Bella, is a rescue. My friend found her on the roof. According to her Bella had survived from 2 weeks on by stealing dog food from guard dogs. Someone apparently poisoned the rest of her family to death because they were making too much noise and "destroying gardens". So in answer to your question...yes it is hard to keep animals here in Mexico most of the time.