Cat Clinic of Iowa City
FAQs Cat Clinic
of Iowa City
Our veterinarian team can answer any question, big or small. Some of our most frequently asked questions have been answered here.
Our most Frequently Asked Questions
Indoor vs. Outdoor Cats
Should my cat be allowed to go outside or remain exclusively inside?
There are advantages and disadvantages to each situation. Ultimately, you know your cat and what they need more than anyone. Contact us about outdoor cats to make an informed decision.
Do cats need to be trained to use the litter box?
This is a common question among new cat owners and we’re happy to tell you that the answer is no. Cats will naturally utilize their litter box. However, contact us about litter box care to acquire some tips and tricks to keep your cat from searching for other bathroom locations.
Why won't my cat use the litter box?
We sympathize with your frustration but want you to know there could be a simple answer and a simple fix to this problem. Contact us for possible explanations for this baffling behavior.
How do I know if my cat's in pain?
Cats will often isolate themselves, avoid usual activities or stop eating when they experience pain. Determining whether a cat is in pain can be very difficult because they try to hide it. Contact our staff if you suspect that your cat might be in pain.
Vaccinations and Parasite Control
How often should cats be vaccinated?
Does my cat need a distemper vaccination?
Is it safe for my cat to have multiple vaccinations at a time?
Cats are often given multiple vaccinations at the same time, but there are reasons why certain cats should not receive more then one at a time. Our staff will help determine what is appropriate for each individual cat.
How often do I apply flea treatment to my cat?
Spaying Or Neutering
At what age can my cat be spayed or neutered?
Can my cat be spayed when she's in heat?
How much food should I feed my cat?
When should I switch my kitten to adult food?
What is a healthy weight for my cat?
It depends on the cat. Schedule an appointment to consult with our veterinarian if you have concerns.
How do I get my cat to lose weight?
We can help with suggestions about how to help your cat can become a healthy weight. Schedule an appointment to consult with our veterinarian if you have concerns.