See how Animal lovers of Istanbul are helping homeless animals

animal lovers of Istanbul

The cultural melting pot between the east and the west, Istanbul, the city with shores in Europe and Asia is one to savor. Istanbuls love for all things feline has long allured this dog.

In another heartwarming story from this magical land, the animal lovers of Istanbul are endearingly helping the stray animals from the freezing temperatures.

How animal lovers of Istanbul are helping the stray animals?

With a snow cover of almost 65 cm covering the city overnight, the snow engulfed everything. This is when the city’s animal lovers came forth to keep the stray animals safe and warm from the freezing temperatures.

See Also: How a cafe in Greece is helping stray animals?

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From animal lovers to local business owners, everyone has kept some much needed warmth in their hearts for the homeless. Selçuk Bayal may have a small store but that didn’t keep him from turning it into a make-shift shelter for stray cats.

kindness animals Istanbul

However in spite of being heaped upon praises from the animal lovers of Istanbul, he has also been criticized by customers, to whom he responded by placing a sign in the shop window stating: “Those who are bothered by cats, do not shop here!”

“We are human, and these creatures are entrusted to us by God. We are responsible for looking after them.” ~ Selçuk Bayal

dog lover Istanbul

When the temperatures dropped to -15 Celsius, the Atrium Mall, of Istanbul, opened their doors to homeless dogs so that they wouldn’t have to spend the night in freezing temperatures.

Istanbul mall animals 

And the kindness doesn’t stop here. A group of strangers have laid down cardboard and blankets inside a local mall. Thus the stray dogs and pups have found some much needed warmth in the bleakest of winters.

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We can only hope that with such a kind start to the new year, the uplifting news continue to pour in. If you’re considering welcoming a dog into your home, please adopt. Because dog lovers don’t buy dogs, they adopt.

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How to identify and treat common Dog Allergies at home?

Is your dog an obsessive licker? Does he frequently scratch the floor or his skin? Chances are your furry friend is suffering from an allergy.

Dog allergies are one of the most commonly diagnosed pet health issue. As responsible pet parents, it is always good to discover the dog allergies that your pooch may be suffering so that you may take necessary counter action.

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In this guest post by Himalaya Companion Care, we will explore various dog allergies and some dog allergy treatments you can try out in your homes.

You are your dog’s first line of defense so it is imperative that as responsible pet parents you know about the various allergens and dog allergies. Knowing the symptoms and ailments would help you ensure that your dog gets the best care possible.

How to identify and treat common Dog Allergies?

The dog allergies can be classified in the following four broad categories:

1. Insect Bite Allergy:  Be it flea bites or any other insect bite, dogs may get severe pain and skin allergies from it.

2. Inhalant Allergy: Is your pup sneezing? It may be because of inhalant allergies – tree pollen, grass, weed, mold, mildew, and dust mites. Please let go of air fresheners and scented candles. A dog’s sense of smell is at least 40 times more sensitive than ours. Artificial scents are an assault on their noses.

Second hand smoke from cigarettes is also a threat to your dog.

3. Contact Allergy: Sometimes your dog may develop skin irritation towards a host of things – pesticide on the lawn, carpet rug or wool. You may discover it by observing where your dog seems to scratch the most and then by removing potential allergen.

Some dogs are also allergic to latex rubber (balls, squeaky toys, etc).

4. Food Allergy: Like humans, dogs too can develop allergies towards food items – dairy, gluten etc. It can be treated by elimination of the respective food item from the dog’s diet.

Dog allergy treatments you can try at home

Just like in humans, allergies can range from mild to the medically grave depending on sensitivity. There are various home remedies for your dog’s symptoms that you can easily prepare using household items.

How to identify and treat common Dog Allergies

  1. Oatmeal bath to get rid of your dog’s itching – Mix about a handful of oatmeal in cool water, and use this to wash your dog’s skin.
  2. Baking soda to relieve insect bites –Mix baking soda in some cool water and apply it gently on the skin infected by insect bite.
  3.  Coconut oil has strong antifungal and antibacterial properties -If you add in a little turmeric, it would help your dog’s liver to detoxify.
  4.  Fresh or dried Calendula flowers are great for skin related allergies in dogs.
  5. Ashwagandha (Withaniasomnifera) leaves (boiled in water) are a proven anti-inflammatory.

In case your dog has an aggravated case of an allergy, please consult a vet for dermatology advice at the earliest.

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Christmas and new year greetings from Peru 🙂

Here’s wishing your pooch and you, a happy and prosperous new year!

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