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Feeding, Nutrition and Behavior

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The connection Between Frequency of Feeding, Nutrition and Behavior

Cats have a natural drive to hunt and stalk their dinner throughout the day. However, free feeding (which typically is in the form of dry food that has high-carbs) can lead to hyperactivity and obesity. The other extreme of feeding once-a-day can contribute to aggression, stress, anxiety, and irritability which can be due to a decline in blood glucose. Therefore, properly-sized portions can be divided into small servings for feeding cats a minimum of two or three times a day.

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Many complain about their cats trying to wake them up early in the morning to eat. If that’s the case for you, consider placing a few treats in a cat puzzle before bed time for your cat to enjoy mental and 
physical satisfaction while satisfying their instinctual and hunger needs.

At the Hotel 4 Cats, our cat boarding operating hours enable cats to be fed 2-4 times a day. If you cat has special cat care or feeding needs, adjustments and optional alternatives are discussed and finalized based upon your authorization.

The Hotel 4 Cats: Cat Lodging Serving the Greater Lake Norman Area.

We have a feline behavior specialist available to help create a
customized improvement plan for you and your cat.

For services and fees go to www.HeartfeltFelines.com or call 412-973-9368 mobile

Blog adapted from Animal Behavior Institute (ABI)

Tree Tinsel and Safety

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th4clogo blogMerry Christmas!

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A very special Merry Christmas to our customers and furry friends! During this time of family and fiend reunion and gift exchange your beloved cats are a priority for us. Our pet care includes ensuring that each cat will have a special surprise gift from Santa. You have our commitment to make your cat boarding holiday stay with us very comfortable and enjoyable.

Cat Safety Tip: All cat care begins with safety which is especially important during busy holidays. Please make safety a priority and remove any tinsel on cat toys and Christmas trees to prevent potential choking.

 

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 Our Cat Boarding Value Proposition

Dog-free, tranquil, spotless and offers a choice of comfortable cat condo’s, cottages, and palaces.

The Hotel 4 Cats: Cat Lodging Serving the Greater Lake Norman Area.

We have a feline behavior specialist available to help create a
customized improvement plan for you and your cat.

For services and fees go to www.HeartfeltFelines.com or call 412-973-9368 mobile

Blog adapted from Animal Behavior Institute (ABI)

Santa Is Coming To Town and Checking His List

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Please have Santa think proper and safe pet care when placing a variety of stocking stuffers in your cat’s stocking. Select toys that enable your cat to demonstrate his/her innate prey sequence (Staring, Stalking/chase, Pounce/grab, Kill bite) needs and, at the same time get exercise, manage stress, prevent boredom, and reduce unwanted or undesirable behaviors.

 

Did you know that our pet boarding practices include ensuring that your cat has at least one toy to stimulate his/her innate prey sequence needs?

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For visual stimulation – why not select videos that show real animals? Some cats seem intrigued with videos of fish or birds. Videos can may elicit staring and stalking at the very least. This type of toy may be especially meaningful to older cats who do not demonstrate the same enthusiasm and engagement as when they were younger.

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Occupational Enrichment – consider hunting and other activities a "job" that he/she normally does. An outdoor feeder is a good toy example. Did you know our cat care includes providing bird feeders?

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Inanimate toys – such as furry mice. Inexpensive and can be safely left out and it encourages solitary play. 

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Battery-operated toys – include rolling, squeaking balls which move in an unpredictable manner. Note that older cats may star at battery operated toy or observe younger cats play without getting actively involved in the playful moment. They may not be exercising but they are enjoying the brain stimulation and observation.

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Interactive toys – a wand is the only toy to elicit the entire prey sequence. Human interaction is required. It fosters a positive relationship between you and your cat. Caution: Safety First! Strings need human assistance and should be placed in a location that the cat cannot retrieve when no one is available to interact with the wand/string and cat.

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Vertical Territory Stimulation - cat trees, perches and scratch pads should be at different levels providing cat choice and different views. This is very empowering for them and can help release frustration, manage stress, and trim their nails.

 

 

Our Cat Boarding Value Proposition
Dog-free, tranquil, spotless and offers a choice of comfortable cat condo’s, cottages, and palaces.

The Hotel 4 Cats: Cat Boarding Serving the Greater Lake Norman Area.

We have a feline behavior specialist available to help create a
customized improvement plan for you and your cat.

For services and fees go to www.HeartfeltFelines.com or call 412-973-9368 mobile

Blog adapted from Animal Behavior Institute (ABI)

Fun Facts: Thanksgiving

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th4clogo blogFun Facts: Our Thanksgiving with Your Cats

This month we celebrate Thanksgiving which has been a United States tradition thanksgivingsince the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621 to celebrate the first successful corn harvest. It wasn’t until 1863, during the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it as a national holiday.

 

 

thanksgiving2The Hotel 4 Cats would to take this opportunity to give thanks to all of you who have supported our business since 2008. We take pride in our cat lodging and personalized cat care services. We remain dedicated to ensuring that your cats are in loving hands while you celebrate this the holiday with family and friends.

 

 

Our value proposition:

Dog-free, tranquil, spotless and offers a choice of comfortable cat condo’s, cottages and palaces.

The Hotel 4 Cats: Cat Boarding Serving the Greater Lake Norman Area.

We have a feline behavior specialist available to help create a
customized improvement plan for you and your cat.

For services and fees go to www.HeartfeltFelines.com or call 412-973-9368 mobile

Adapted from History.Com: History of Thanksgiving