The Hotel 4 Cats Blog

Business Transition
Chris and Marge Colas are pleased to announce retirement and business transition. As owners and operators of The Hotel 4 Cats, an exclusive cat lodging service located at 502 East Center Avenue in Mooresville since 2008, the Colas’s are excited to announce that the Hotel 4 Cats will now be owned and operated by Mary Tomasello.
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Why Cats Purr
Cat purring is both a natural and learned behavior. When cats are born they are both deaf and blind. They sense the vibration of their mother and learn to mirror her behavior and purr back to her. Purring is also noticed when cats are experiencing positive engagement or feeling content, such as laying on a human’s lap, being pet, or fed. Consequently, it is assumed that a cat’s purr is a manner of communicating with their kittens and expressing pleasure.
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Have you seen your cat bolt out of the litter box?
Have you seen your cat bolt out of the litter box? Seeing a cat bolt out of its litter box can be quite amusing. But why do some cats do this? Some of the prevalent theories about this curious action are listed below.
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Dietary Actions for Urinary Stones
Dietary actions for Cats with a history of urinary stones.
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Do Cats Pant Like Dogs?
Do Cats Pant Like Dogs?Although unusual, cats can pant (breath heavily) with his/her mouth open and tongue over its lip like dogs for a variety of reasons. Panting in cats should be taken seriously. It may be due to health problems related to respiratory, heartworm disease, or heart problems. A vet should be contacted to determine if a medical problem exists. Panting can also be related to overheating.
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What Is Manx Cats?
What Is Manx Cats? A Manx cat is a tailless cat from the Isle of Man, giving this breed its name. This tailless breed is the result of genetic mutation. They are bred from one tailless parent and one tailed parent. From a health perspective, cat owners should become aware of the potential of unique health problems related to the spine, spinal cord, and tail along with any special cat care and handling.
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Why Is Dog Food So Bad For Cats?
Why Is Dog Food So BAD for Cats? Cat care includes making the best food decisions for your loving kitty. Cats have DIFFERENT nutritional needs than dogs. A snap-shot of four important differences are listed below.
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Why Should The Type Of Water Bowl Matter?
Why Should The Type Of Water Bowl Matter? Did you know that cats have very sensitive whiskers and typically don't enjoy putting their face all the way into a bowl? Cats depend upon you to ensure that the water bowl is filled to the brim and is wide enough that their whiskers are not negatively impacted.
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Cat Boarding and Memorial Day
Cat Boarding and Memorial Day. What a great way to spend the holiday! Our loving Scooter has a special message for the Memorial Day weekend!
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What is Cat Feline Immunodeficiency Virus? (FIV)
What is Cat Feline Immunodeficiency Virus? (FIV). Cat FIV is a virus passed from cat to cat. This virus typically develops from the saliva of a deep bite wound or from an FIV-infected mother cat to her kitten. It is less commonly spread through sharing of food bowls and litter boxes, and sneezing.
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The Hotel 4 Cats: Cat Lodging Serving the Greater Lake Norman Area.