A wide and long cat shelf with a safety rail. It was designed to keep disabled and sick cats safe, with enough room to safely stumble and occasionally fall and with carpet for extra grip and to cushion the potential falls.
It will be comfortable for both walking and laying on top and could be enhanced by adding a cushion(custom option).
It was made as the exact width of the other items in the Wobbly line so that your cat could have a smooth transition from one element to another. We recommend placing the elements stacked together to create a safe walkway.
The standard lengths are 45cm/17.7'', 55cm/21.6'', 65cm/25.6'' and 75cm/29.5''. They can be customized to fit your space by either being longer or shorter. The sizes are based on the body lengths of average adult cats, as the intention was to give enough space for a fully grown cat to sprawl itself safely during a seizure or a fall.
We've seen firsthand how arthritis sets a senior cat back, keeping the cat away from the places that were once loved, especially to a window ledge.
Hygiene is extra important and everything can be disinfected and wiped down with a damp cloth. The carpet doesn't absorb moisture, has a thick rubber backing, and is UV light resistant.
Overweight and obese cats - Chonk friendly shelf
The width of the shelf is also great for overweight or obese cats as their stance is wide and they need space for moving around. The shelf could entice your chonk cat to move more. The railing will provide extra support, keeping their legs from slipping over as they can not see, nor control their oversized bodies.
Cat with Cerebellar Hypoplasia(CH) / Wobbly cat syndrome /Ataxia
The railing will keep a cat with CH/Wobbly cat syndrome safe. They have a wide stance with erratic movements, they seem to be trotting or prancing because they have a high-step and their heads wobble. All these symptoms of ataxia/difficulty walking may seem like a great obstacle for a cat, but you're giving them a dedicated and safe space to adapt and overcome all the obstacles.
The carpeting will help maintain balance, especially if it's a longhaired cat that has extra difficulties balancing because of those long hairs between their toes.
Creating cat-accessible spaces will help them in the long run, they will become more active as their muscles grow and they learn how to cope with their disability.
Cats with limited mobility
If your cat is a paraplegic, paralyzed, or has lost a leg, this shelf will provide enough space for free movement. The carpet is soft enough for a paraplegic cat to not get abrasions from dragging its feet and body.
If your cat is suffering and recovering from a Feline aortic thromboembolism(FATE)/ Saddle Thrombus creating a pathway using Flat shelves and ramps will entice the cat to move. Depending on the number of limbs affected and how the cat is handling pain management and therapy, it may be a great way to start both physical and mental recovery. Note: not all cases of FATE are the same, listen to your veterinarian, and stick to the prescribed regime.
This is made for an indoor setup but could be made using our outdoor finishes for an outdoor run.
For more information on this line of products check out our blog post:
SPACES FOR ANIMALS WITH MEDICAL ISSUES AND DISABILITIES
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🔨 It is sturdy and durable ensuring stability even with larger cats.
🌳 Solid Birch Plywood construction is protected with multiple coats of nontoxic acrylic lacquer or paint ensuring durability as well as good looks with easy cleaning and maintenance.
- Painted Birch Plywood fronts in various colors
- Anti-slip carpeting covered top platform for better grip and softer surface
👉Easy cleaning and maintenance with easily replaceable parts. Everything can be wiped and disinfected. The carpet is easily vacuumed and cleaned with a wet cloth.
🚩 Screws and Wall Plugs are included in the box and it all comes ready to install.