Pebble Hippo - Blue

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Art.No. 920359
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Hathay Bunano – sustainable dog toys from the villages of Bangladesh

The unique dog toys crocheted with loving attention to detail are made sustainably and under exemplary conditions by the non-profit organization Hathay Bunano (which means “handmade” in Bengali) in Bangladesh. Thus, regarding production, it is for example ensured that working mothers are offered an adequate childcare, that disabled workers and employees are not discriminated against, that good education is provided, that young people are supported, and that an above-average salary is paid. For years, Hathay Bunano has been a member of Ecota Fair Trade Forum and a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, a political initiative for the compliance with the principles of human rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption. With more than 80 production sites and more than 8000 workers and employees, the organization has achieved much for the villages in Bangladesh, not only economically, but also socially. The organization was also recognized for these achievements by the Queen of England in 2009. All dog toys by Hathay Bunano are made of 100 % cotton – completely untreated and without chemicals –, are handmade and polyester-filled. The money spent on each purchase is of benefit to the village residents as per the official fair trade terms.

The toys are suitable for dogs of all ages.

Machine-washable at 40°C. Heavy and rough use of the toy may damage the toy and lead to holes in the crochet structure.

Size: app. 33 cm x 14 cm

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Vet Hanna Stephan has some tips

A change to a new food often puts the cat owner to a hard test of patience. This is an expression of the cat's special food imprint. Their receptors "warn" them of the unknown. This instinct often makes a food change very difficult and lengthy. Alongside a species-appropriate recipe with an extremely high meat content, a few small tricks can help ease the transition.

Place a bowl with the new food alongside the old food (which the cat should continue to eat for the time being) for a few days, allowing the new smell to be incorporated within the cat’s ‘prey spectrum’. As such, the rejection or ‘fear’ of the new food will gradually be diminished until it is no longer regarded as ‘strange’.

Once the cat has got used to the new smell, small amounts of the new food can be mixed into the old food. The pace at which this is done depends on the cat concerned. The more critical the cat is by nature, the smaller the initial concentration of the new food. If the cat shows great interest in the new food or prefers it to the old food, the ‘mixing in’ process can go at a faster rate or even be skipped.

Gently warming up the new food or – depending on your cat’s preferences – adding a small amount of salt, fish oil or Parmesan for a short period can help to make the new product even more appetising.

Ensure that your cat has a quiet feeding place where they can eat and sniff their food without being disturbed. Some cats feel even happier and safer in raised feeding places.