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Santa Is Coming To Town and Checking His List

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Santa Is Coming To Town: What’s In Your Cat’s Stocking?Santa 1

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

Fun Facts: The Tabby Cat

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Fun Facts: The Tabby Cat.

 Did you know that the Tabby cat is NOT a specific breed?

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It is the coat pattern that is referred to as Tabby. Patterns include distinctive 

stripes (Mackerel), spots, ticked or swirls (classic). All patterns are effective forms of camouflage.

The Tabby cat comes in various colors and the gene for the tabby pattern can be found in all domestic cats.

funfactstabby2A close look at a Tabby’s forehead includes a design that resembles an ‘M’.

Visit our web site cat gallery and see if you can identify the various Tabby patterns on our cat boarding ‘guests’.

We enjoy seeing so many different cat breeds and coat patterns while providing cat care at the Hotel 4 Cats. One of our extra special cat boarding services includes giving personalized attention to how your cat’s coat looks and feels during his/her stay with us. We will comb your cat to ensure that it remains tangle-free and your cat feels loved. We encourage you to bring favorite toys, bedding, brush/comb or something from home to make them feel “at home” while they are away from you.

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 Savvypetcare.com/glorious-tabby-cat May 27, 2014

How Do Cats Say "Hello"?

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How Do Cats Say “Hello”?

There are multiple common ways that cats say “Hello” to other cats. And yes, you probably guessed at least one way – butt sniffing!

Whether thy live together for years or are being introduced for the first time, butt sniffing is their natural way to say “Hello”.how do cats say hello1

Scent glands are located in the anal sacs located on either side of the anus. Cats automatically position themselves with their butt up and ready to sniff to delineate territory and greet each other with a ‘curious sniff’ and “Hello”.

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When a cat offers his/her butt in an upward manner to be smelled it is also demonstrating the same position when it was a kitten and its mother would then clean his/her butt.

Other behaviors that suggest a “Hello” or reinforce the acceptance between cats are head-butting along with licking and grooming each other. These behaviors also release scent glands and help the cats to form a social bonding and ultimately consider each other to be family.

Cats will also demonstrate the same behaviors toward us. It is another behavior indicator that they accept us!

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At the Hotel 4 Cats we have the fun luxury of watching playful behaviors while we give tender loving pet care to our ‘guests’. We provide web cam services if you would like to see your cat’s fun actions during its cat boarding vacation with us. Visit our cat gallery to see how our cat care enables a stress-free and playful environment.

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

Need a Local Feline Behavior Specialist? Go to www.HeartfeltFelineBehaviors.com

Adapted by Animal Behavior Institute