Monday, May 20, 2013
New Photo ~ Handsome Mika & OrthoPets Update
Handsome Mika sitting on the chair by our bed :) He's so sweet!! I have been in contact with my vet tech at OrthoPets about Mika's House Slipper. She called & talked to me about the problems I was having with the slipper. She gave me a lot of good ideas to try like feeding his special treats when we are putting the slipper on to distract him from what we are doing. She also made me a video using her own cat showing me how to hold Mika's leg so he is more comfortable & relaxed when we are putting the slipper on. I will keep you all posted on how it all goes. Question... Why are we trying to put a slipper on Mika if he can walk around fine now? Mika does not walk around in a way that I would call "fine". Yes he can get around where he wants to go but on the hard floor he is not nearly as agile or mobile as Anakin is even on two legs. Mika walks hunched over & hobbles along very slowly on the hard floor. It is only on the padded carpet that he can kind of hop & run really well. I think getting him this padded slipper will help him be able to hop and run on the hard floor. Even if this slipper doesn't work out at least I will know that I tried to help him be more mobile. I will post some video this week of Mika walking around on both the floor and carpet so you all can see what I mean.