Pets and Animals in Denmark

Who to call for animal information, animal rights organisations and other associations for the protection of cats, dogs and other pet animals in Denmark...

Pet animals in Denmark are defined as:

  • Dogs, cats and ferrets
  • Birds (except poultry)
  • Domestic rabbits and rodents
  • Reptiles and amphibians
  • Invertebrates (except bees and crustaceans)
  • Ornamental tropical fish

Animal Welfare

For information on all aspects of animal welfare, including import, export, transport and health, contact the Ministry of Environment and Food.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA) is part of The Ministry of Environment and Food:


Den Danske Dyrlaegeforening is the organisation for Danish veterinarians. It has about 3,800 members.