Monday, March 17, 2008

Special Needs Part 1 - Grooming

Grooming – Can Moki do this himself, or do we have to help him?

The simple answer to this is no. Moki cannot groom himself. The problem lies in Moki's ability to coordinate his movement. Whenever Moki concentrates, Moki starts to shake. Simple everyday movements that you or I might take for granted, require a great deal of concentration for Moki to be able to preform.

video

As a result my boyfriend and I have to do all of Moki's grooming for him. When Moki first got sick I purchased a series of cheap white wash clothes and towels. We use the wash clothes and towels I purchased in combination with kitty wipes to clean Moki. We start with a warm wet wash cloth, and wipe Moki down. The warm wash cloth removes anything which may get stuck in Moki's fur, i.e, food, litter, feces. We then use cleansing cat wipes, to clean Moki's fur as shown in the video above.

We usually have to give Moki a good cleaning once a week. During the week we can usually get away with simply touching up places that get dirty the most in other words, around his face, paws, hind legs and tail.

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14 comments:

Poppy Q said...

We have never heard of cat cleaning wipes. Your mum and dad must do a good job Moki, you always looks tidy.

Happy St Pats day to you too dude.

felinesopher said...

wow, we're left far behind...sorry the past few days Mr.Computer didnt wanna to coorporate, we'll do the tag thing ASAP;) & we havent been around yet again, this is our very 1st stop;) to check upon Moki....

thx furr sharing this special needs...we wonder how's Moki doing when meeting new furry friend, does he play too with others?

Happy St Pats:)

Jane said...

Moki looks like he's really enjoying his "lap bath". Bless him :D

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Moki sure has nice humans.

Tun Tun said...

mew mew Mister Moki! My mummy thinks you sure are handsome! What a great mummy and daddy you have too! I'm gonna make sure that mummy does her giftie shopping over at Beau and Angelica's MEW for sure!!!

JB's Big World said...

Hi Moki,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and hope to see you again soon. You have some wonderful humans taking care of you. I'll be back to see you again soon!
--JB

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Hi Moki! You are such a handsome boy. You humans sure do love you lots! Mom had a Peke who once started walking much as you do.

Mom: After many x-rays and tests and more tests, my vet suggested I bring my sweet Ching to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL for a neuroligical workup. Ultimately, I decided against it because they said they could likely give me a diagnosis, but they could offer no treatment. What happened two months later? A complete recovery! My vet agreed with my guess... I thought he may have had a stroke. But it was about 3 months of worry, and tests and helping him go to the bathroom and eat... It's amazing what you are willing to do when you love your pet! And I mean beyond the expenses, which are ogten great.

The Furry Fighter said...

hey goregous Moki - how's tricks my little friend? apologies for being absent for years on end - my Slave claims she has been too busy to help me blog.

we watched the video of you and the one of Charley too - wow you guys get around, and manage so well - your Beans are amazing, as are you for fighting your problems and enjoying lie too xxx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We finally got your meme posted. Thanks for tagging us.

Mc-China Mc-Cat said...

It's nice to meet you, Moki! You sure are a handsome kitty! Willow and I will certainly keep you in our prayers!


Purrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

felinesopher said...

thx furr tagging us...at last we can posted your meme;)

Meaouwy Troops from Jakarta, source of Felinesopher inspiration

Karen Jo said...

Moki seems to be enjoying his wipe-down. Thank you for the information on his grooming. I think it's good for all of us to learn what is involved in caring for a special-needs kitty like Moki.

Adan*Michico said...

Oah~~~My~~~
Moki is so enjoy~!!!!
Moki is so lucky have a mommy like you~!!!!

Cecil the Cougar: said...

Moki I is almost just like you...well you are very special, but I do not like to clean my butt!! Mommie used wipes on me too!