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Hi , I will be moving to Ankara in June along with my english cocker spaniel from Dublin . I had planned to go the only Direct route to istanbul via Turkish AIrlines however i was informed they can carry a pet on outbound flight but not on inbound flights back to Ireland. I wonder has anyone returned to Ireland with a Pet and By which route? I am concerned about going with him now . Regards Geraldine
Just moved to a new house (site in Denzili) - heard from neighbours that once a year the bekciler put out poison for the street dogs (all of them lovely mutts) - as there would be no way to prove this, anyone have any suggestions about how to prevent this? muddy
Hi Everybody, I and my wife are moving to Turkey next week. As far as the location, we have thinking of Izmir as less expensive and less crowded city. But we are not sure about the turk's mentality about pets and we do not have too much information about how turk's deal with foreigners and if it is wise to go there and start a business or work with them. We don't know much about Izmir. Could anybody tell us about any particular area that is safe, more international and relatively inexpensive? What is the best way to find an short term apartment? Thanks everybody in advance.
So now that I have my lovely little girl with me in Turkey and are all happy about this a few new problems have arisen. When we were planning to move out here I was worried about the heat and about wild dogs, she is fluffy and only little. We sorted this by getting clippers (her first home made haircut is a whole different story) and bribing the neighbours pit bull mix into being her bodyguard The one thing I didn`t think about was nature, it started as soon as the grass started to turn golden, she kept on stopping every few meters to pull quite nasty seeds out of her paws. The neighbours short haired dog doesn't seem to have any problems with it, so we thought the best way to go would be to shave the fur in-between her toes. Her paws are very fury and webbed toes, she is a Tibetan Terrier cross. This has made it worse Now she has sores in-between her toes, it looks quite angry and crusty. The only way I can explain this is by thinking its the seeds actually breaking the skin, its very thin and delicate in that area. I checked the internet as well for soreness on paws etc. and one thing they come up with is grain allergies??? as I cook for her anyway how can I not use grain?? or are there grains she can eat?? the only different grain I used was something looking like Barley but turning out to need a lot longer cooking, translation for the name on the packet just said "pulses" (bakliyat) but I have seen the same wort on totally different grains so ??? Another problem is she has got little sore bumps all over her but mostly on the legs and undercarriage. The seem to itch her, so once again, seeds or maybe mosquito bites. (before anyone asks, yes of course she is treated for fleas and ticks) Also I`m quite worried now, before we left England my Vet who is Spanish herself, said to register my dog with a local vet as there may be different vaccinations needed on top of what she already has for England. She didn't go into detail but she seem to think that in the Mediterranean areas are different diseases we don't vaccinate for in England. She mentioned its because of the mosquitoes. I did register her over here with a reputable vet who put all her details into his pc, checked her pet passport, gave us some more Frontline but then said that she is fully vaccinated and he doesn't know about any other vaccinations. So I believed him, but now I have just stumbled over an illness called "Canine leishmaniasis" I know that a lot of you are doggy lovers as well so maybe you can advise please? I really could`t bear it if her life would be miserable because of my move