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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of questions and answers accumulated through the input of our clients. If you would need additional help, please contact Parkview Cat Clinic.

Spaying (Ovariohysterectomy)

  • Will it make my cat fat and lazy?
    No. Obesity is due to excessive calorie intake. Weight can be controlled with proper feeding and exercise.
  • Will it change her disposition, personality, or intelligence?
    Cats' personalities do not fully develop until about 1 year of age. If there is a personality change after spaying at an early age, it would have occurred without surgery.
  • Shouldn't my cat have a litter first?
    No. There is no advantage in allowing your cat to have a litter of kittens.

Castration (Neuter)

  • Will this prevent or stop my cat from spraying once neutered?
    • For the most part, as testosterone levels decrease the likelihood of spraying also decreases.
    • In rare instances, spraying by neutered males or females can occur usually due to the cat being outside the house.
  • Will it change his disposition, personality, or intelligence?
    Cats' personalities do not fully develop until about 1 year of age. If there is a personality change after spaying at an early age, it would have occurred without surgery.
  • Will he want to stay inside after being neutered?
    Neutering will have little impact on your cat's willingness to stay inside.

Dental Cleaning (Prophylaxis)

  • How can I prevent dental disease in my cat?
    • Watch your pet for any signs of dental disease including yellow-brown crust on the teeth, inflamed gums, any change in chewing or eating habits.
    • Gradually introduce teeth brushing with a pet toothpaste (not human toothpaste) as a normal routine in your cat’s life. This may take several days or weeks to accomplish.
  • How much does it cost to have my cat's teeth cleaned?
    Every cat's mouth is different. We recommend having a doctor looking at your cat’s teeth to provide the most accurate estimate for a dental cleaning or extractions.

Heartworm Disease

  • Can my cat get heartworm disease?
    Yes. Heartworm is transmitted to cats from the mosquito. Even indoor cats are susceptible to heartworm disease.

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