Did you know?

All of our Hotel 4 Cat staff members are dedicated to ensuring a safe and enriched environment for our “guests”. This is especially enforced by our staff member, Mary Tomasello who is a Certified Feline Behavior Specialist by the Animal Behavior Institute. While servicing our guests she pays particular attention to their various forms of communication and behaviors to determine if their needs are being met. Our guests receive this special attention at no extra charge.

If you would like to learn more about Mary Tomasello’s personalized feline behavior consulting services, Heartfelt Feline Behavior Solutions, read more by clicking on this link


Why Board My Cat At The Hotel 4 Cats?

No Dogs AllowedThis is a question I hear from many new customers. Could it be the tranquility that only The Hotel 4 Cats can provide?  How can such tranquility be achieved?
Did you know that we are a dog free kennel?  What does that mean?
No barking dogs---No stress and undivided attention to our loving feline “guests”!
Not only that, we have a cat loving staff that spends a lot of time making sure our “guests” are treated first class.    
Devoted attention…comfortable bedding….relaxing classical music, window view of bird feeders and outside activities, class “A” cleanliness….cameras and playroom time also available.
We also provide “round-the-clock” cleanliness - constantly cleaning litters, condos, floors and walls.
The answer is a combination of all the above!  
The Hotel 4 Cats was the first and best cat only boarding facility in North Carolina, established in 2008.  When Marge and I relocated to the Lake Norman area seven years ago we could not help but notice the need to positively contribute to the overall enrichment of our feline friends. So The Hotel 4 Cats was created to serve the boarding and care needs of our feline friends. Not only do we board we administer medication, we brush and deliver TLC at no additional cost to you.
Come take a tour of our Hotel and see why folks board their cats with us!

Is Your Cat Afraid of His Own Shadow?

Scaredy CatDoes your cat hiss and hide when you have friends stop by? Does he become invisible when the delivery man rings your door bell? Or does he swat, or hiss when he is approached. These are signs that your cat might be shy or high strung, these behavior traits might indicate that he is afraid or insecure.
Most cats when they are afraid hide, or like I like to say become invisible. She also might become aggressive, but it is fear and this aggressiveness is a natural response by a scaredy cat.

What causes fear? Being put in a new environment, moving to a new house, or a visit to the Vet’s office. Unfamiliar guests stopping by. Doors slamming or a door bell ringing. Fireworks or a car back firing. Introducing a new pet into your household. These are a few common maladies that can upset our feline friends.
So what can we do to help them out? Introduce them to more people. Give them safe places where they can feel comfortable and secure. A cat tree, or a nice box that they can retreat to. Sit by them and speak to them in soft tones, this is something that my wife Marge, our own personal Cat Whisperer, does with great success. Give those treats and toys helps, these are some things that work well with many of our guests at The Hotel 4 Cats.
If all else fails, visit your Vet, there might be health issues causing these fears.

The Hotel 4 Cats
Mooresville, NC

I want to give credit to Rita Reimers and her great article.

Inappropriate Elimination - Cats urinating outside the litter box!

Outside litter boxI just finished reading a very interesting article in Catster Magazine, written by Dr. Marty Becker about this problem.

First, we all must remember that our kitties usually just have a 1 sq. ft litter box and the average size house is 2500 sq ft. Our little friends are bound to have an accident every so often. One cause that a lot of us are guilty of is we don’t maintain the litter box often enough. Also, kitty might not like the litter we are using, it might have too much perfume, dusty or it may be too coarse which sticks between their pads.

Another possibility arises is when you introduce another cat into your household. The first cat goes around marking your home because he is not happy about his new roommate.

Medical issues such as a urinary infection, simple bladder infections, to more severe issues, that only your vet, through a series of tests can determine the cause.

One final point, wet food will help your cat with urinary issues simply because it is easier to digest, but the main reason is that it is 70% water. If you can’t afford the expense of totally switching to wet food try adding some  to your kitty’s diet, which will dilute the urine and cause the cat to urinate more often which will help.

I want to thank Catster Magazine and Dr Becker for an outstanding and informative article.