The Hotel 4 Cats Blog

How Harmful Is Cats Playing With Yarn?
How Harmful Is Cats Playing With Yarn? Cats may look awfully cute while playing with yarn. However, it is an “incredibly bad” thing to let happen.
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What Is Cat Miliary Dermatitis?
What Is Cat Miliary Dermatitis? Miliary dermatitis is a skin condition where small bumps (about the size of millet seeds) appear on the cat’s skin. This is an irritated area which has a red and crusty rash located around the head, neck, back, base of the tail, or belly.
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Why Do Cat's Bite Their Nails?
Why Do Cats Bite Their Nails? Chewing and biting nails are a normal part of a cat’s cleaning process. Biting nails can be done to remove loose or old outer sheath. Vertical scratching posts and horizontal scratching pads are helpful with removing old nail sheaths. However, it is possible that continual / compulsive nail biting is an indication of anxiety, injury, or infection. In a situation of compulsive behavior your vet should be notified to determine if the behavior is medical or behavioral.
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Belly Flap
Does Your Cat Have A Visible Saggy Belly? Whether you cat is the ideal weight or over weight, have you noticed that it has developed a saggy hanging belly? Cats are different than dogs that generally maintain a firm belly. Cat bellies (even the bellies of lion and tiger) typically develop a saggy belly (flap of loose skin which is technically called a primordial pouch) that can sway from side to side as he/she walks.
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Feeding, Nutrition and Behavior
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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Tree Tinsel and Safety
Merry Christmas! 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.
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Santa Is Coming To Town and Checking His List
Santa Is Coming To Town: What’s In Your Cat’s Stocking? 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.
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Fun Facts: Thanksgiving
Fun Facts: Our Thanksgiving with Your Cats. This month we celebrate Thanksgiving which has been a United States tradition since 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.
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Fun Facts: The Tabby Cat
Fun Facts: The Tabby Cat. Did you know that the Tabby cat is NOT a specific breed? 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.
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How Do Cats Say "Hello"?
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!
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