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Dogs of Myanmar (photos)

Dogs in Myanmar for the most part seem to have ok lives. We saw them many times being fed by people and they don’t seem to be scavenging through rubbish like I have seen in some countries. However like many developing countries, vet care is likely non-existent except for perhaps those owned by the very wealthy.

Many had mange, likely fleas & worms and a small handful had visible wounds from fighting, but at the same time most were friendly and we’d often get a wagging tail if we stopped to take a photo.  A handful were timid, but they certainly seemed to be treated nicely by the locals and tourists alike.

In all cases, it’s ok to look but do not touch. They all potentially carry rabies, or a skin condition, such as ringworm, which you could contract through touch.

You will find dogs everywhere in Myanmar, on streets, at pagodas, scrounging for scraps at restaurants, sleeping so you need to walk around them or in shops.

Here are a few we saw on our trip.

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Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.


3 thoughts on “Dogs of Myanmar (photos)

  1. Well, they all look very healthy and content. But no sheep.

    Posted by suchled | January 9, 2015, 10:04 pm


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