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    Cat Carriers


    When bringing your cat to Poynings Cat Boarding Hotel, they will need to be brought in a secure cat carrier. This is to ensure their safety and security during this transition process. The RSPCA have written a guide on how to introduce and familiarise your cat to a new cat carrier. To see more follow this link http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/cats/environment.

    We personally find that cardboard carriers are not very strong and recommend a more stable plastic variety. It is important to ensure that your cat is happy in their carrier and feels safe, using the tips provided by the RSPCA can help you with this.

    At Poynings Cat Boarding Hotel we can lend you a carrier to transport your cat and are always happy to discuss ways in which to ease the journey for your cat. Why not give us a ring on 01273 857539 to discuss your cat boarding needs.

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    110312-F-NW653-166 cat in cage” by U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse – This Image was released by the United States Air Force with the ID 110312-F-NW653-166
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    The UK’s favourite cat names

    Cats protection did a UK wide survey to find out the most popular cats names. Did your cat make the top 5? At our cat boarding hotel in Poynings, Brighton we certainly see a variety of cats with a huge range of names and nicknames. Check out the top 5 unusual names – our favourite is Captain Horatio Frankenstein!

    Infographic credit http://www.cats.org.uk.

    Top cat names infographic

    Cats protection e-learning course

    Why not head over to http://learnonline.cats.org.uk/ufo and check out the Cats Protections new online E-learning course – Understanding Feline Origins. A great way to learn more about your cat and their ancestry, what makes them who they are today and how we can help maintain their healthy, happy lives for years to come. All our staff at our Brighton cattery ensure cats (and their owners) receive the highest levels of care tailored to meet every individual cats needs.

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    Writing table with cat and mouse” by SuperikonoskopOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.




    What does your cat really think of you?

    Check out the article below in National Geographic magazine. A fascinating insight into the way cats view their human friends by Christine Dell’Amore in an interview with John Bradshaw author of the book Cat Sense and cat behaviour expert at the university of Bristol.


    We certainly see a great variety of cats with different behaviours at our cat boarding hotel near Brighton – why not give us a ring om 01273 857539 to arrange an appointment to see for yourself!


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    Keeping Your Cat Cool This Summer

    Here are some top tips from Burns Pet Food to keep your cat cool this summer…

    • Provide shade outside — this is usually supplied by plants. However, if this is not the case, creating some shade with a cloth over a comfortable spot is an easy alternative. Choose somewhere that gets a gentle breeze, under which your cat can lie. Water should always be accessible in outside areas as well as indoors.
    • Choosing cool spots — cats love to curl up in the bath or sink because porcelain stays cool even when it is hot outside. They might also linger in cooler rooms, typically laundry or bathrooms. Try not to reprimand your cat for picking the coolest spot in the house.
    • Dampened towels — most cats do not like getting wet, but you can at least help cool their fur down in extreme heat with dampened towels. Simply dampen a cloth or paper towel and gently stroke your cat with the cloth or towel from the top of his head and down the back. Do this a couple of times a day if it is very hot.
    • Water — lots of cats enjoy the heat and the sun, making dehydration a real risk. Constant access to water is essential. Ensure the water bowl is always filled during hot weather (indeed, a cat should have access to clean water at all times of the year). It may be that they drink more in the heat and therefore replenishing is required more often than usual.
    • Sunbathing — cats love hot spots and basking in direct sunlight. They usually cope with high temperatures better than dogs, but still can become affected by heatstroke over a prolonged period. So keep an eye on your cat’s sleeping habits, particularly at the hottest times of day. If your cat has a tendency to head for the sunniest spots outside and nap, it might be an idea to keep him inside between 11am to 4pm.
    • Sunburn — cats with pale coats are particularly prone to sunburn. Ears are most commonly affected, which can be very painful. Siamese, Birmans, Cornish and Devon Rex cats with sparse fur and the hairless Sphynx are especially vulnerable. If they sit outside it’s wise to apply sun block cream on their ears. Like humans, severely sunburned skin can lead to a form of skin cancer, so it’s important to take precaution.
    • Keeping cool inside — if your house gets warm in the summer, fans can help to keep air circulating indoors. If you are trying to keep your cat out of the sun at peak times, netting frames over the back door and windows can help, so you can leave them open for ventilation without your cat escaping.
    • Car journeys — try to avoid cat carriers that attract the sun and choose one with plenty of ventilation. Never leave a cat unattended in a hot car, like dogs they can quickly overheat.
    • Keep meals cool — if your cat eats wet food, don’t leave this down during hot weather as it will attract flies. Many owners switch to a dry food in the summer because it won’t dry out or attract flies. It’s also worth considering feeding your cat a calorie-controlled diet in the warmer months if he is prone to putting on weight. Cats are often less active in the summer and therefore won’t burn off calories as quickly as in winter.

    Planning a holiday? Relax in the knowledge that your cat will have as good a holiday as you!

    Are you planning a holiday to get away from it all this summer?

    You can be sure that your cat is in very good hands with us, and will have as good a holiday as you will!

    For a tour of our cat boarding hotel near Brighton and Gatwick Airport or for details of availability this summer, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01273 857 539.

    Welcome to our blog

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    Hello and welcome to the Poynings Cat Boarding Hotel blog. We’ve recently upgraded our website and will now be adding regular articles, news and details of any special offers at our cattery in Poynings, near Brighton in Sussex.