It's not easy to convince your parents to get a cat. You can use all of the reasonable arguments like -you did your research on pets, you will split the expenses, and you will take care of the little creature. Parents will still be unreasonable and say no.
This is such a common problem, and the weird thing is that your parents went through the same routine when they were kids. And they are still saying no.
Well, you now have help in the form of an adorable Twitter page called "Why you should have a cat." The description says it is "the perfect account to show to your parents when you want a cat," and it's full of funny and adorable cat pictures to achieve this goal. It's so cute that it already has 830,000 followers. They don't say, however, how many parents did they manage to convince.
And when you finally get a cat, ASPCA suggests buying a high-quality kitten or cat food. Your vet will be able to give you the best advice on the best diet for your pet. Age, activity level, and health are important factors determining what and how much your cat should eat.
Most felines stay relatively clean and seldom need a bath. But you should still brush and comb your cat. It helps keep your cat's fur clean, reduces shedding and hairballs.
A cat should have its own clean and dry place to sleep. Place a soft, warm blanket or towel in bed for additional comfort. Don't forget to wash the blanket often. It's also best to keep your pet indoors.
Of course, not every feline is the same, but the general rule is that indoor cats live longer than outdoor cats.
Outdoor cats are risking getting injured by other animals or cars. They are also more likely to get infested with fleas or ticks or contract infections.
Cats also need a litter box. You should find a quiet and accessible location to place it. In a multi-level home, professionals advise one box per floor. You should avoid moving the box. If it is absolutely necessary, move it just a few inches per day.
Felines won't use a dirty and smelly litter box, so scoop solid litter out of the box at least once a day. The box should be washed with mild detergents, and it should be refilled at least once a week.
Ammonia, deodorants, or scents, especially lemon, shouldn't be used when cleaning the litter box. If you notice your cat doesn't want to use the litter box, consult with your veterinarian. For more info on how to take care of your cat, visit ASPCA.