You can tell by the way I use my walk
July 11, 2019 10:51 AM   Subscribe

Take four minutes and twenty seconds out of your day to enjoy Buddha the obese cat receiving treadmill hydrotherapy—set to "Staying Alive." (You can hear the therapists encouraging him in the original video. Sadly, he passed away due to a congenital heart defect later that year.)

Youtube has many other examples of hydrotherapy for cats:
A weak kitten
Nazzanin, the turkish van
Morph the cat getting hydrotherapy treatment for his arthritis
Luna Attends Hydrotherapy
And because no post is complete without dogs: Underwater Treadmills Help To Heal Dogs
posted by Johnny Wallflower (22 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
the dog in the reflection has a funny expression, like "what the hey is going on here?"
posted by supermedusa at 10:58 AM on July 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

Four on the floor
posted by thelonius at 11:01 AM on July 11, 2019 [5 favorites]

A pair of very cute fat kitties on the internet: Bruno and Carlo Bartlett. Bruno was adopted first after his humans submitted a video called Gimme That Fat Cat to Wright-Way Rescue along with their adoption application.
posted by wicked_sassy at 11:02 AM on July 11, 2019 [3 favorites]

h/t Fizz
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:03 AM on July 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

No deep-dive (pun intended) into water cats on YouTube is complete without my personal favorite, the news anchor who can't stop laughing at a cat swimming to lose weight. The way her voice breaks on "activities" gets me every time.
posted by cpatterson at 11:14 AM on July 11, 2019 [10 favorites]

All the cats here are adorable.
posted by Making You Bored For Science at 11:18 AM on July 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

I love how licking peanut butter off the glass is an integral part of the dog treadmill.
posted by gnutron at 11:32 AM on July 11, 2019 [9 favorites]

Stay skinny cats.
posted by sammyo at 11:55 AM on July 11, 2019

MetaFilter: Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
posted by zaixfeep at 12:12 PM on July 11, 2019 [3 favorites]

These are all good waterfluffs.
posted by Fizz at 12:15 PM on July 11, 2019 [2 favorites]

does what it says on the tin and it’s the BEST TIN EVER OH MY GOD
posted by flyingsquirrel at 12:31 PM on July 11, 2019 [3 favorites]

THIS is the content I am here for.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 12:33 PM on July 11, 2019 [2 favorites]

Be careful: there is WET CAT BUTT near the end of the first video.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 12:41 PM on July 11, 2019 [5 favorites]

Now I want a weak kitten
posted by aubilenon at 12:41 PM on July 11, 2019

this weekend I am going to see Wet Cat Butt play. I hear the opener is Weak Kitten. should be amazing!! \m/
posted by supermedusa at 1:08 PM on July 11, 2019 [3 favorites]

My little dog had a go on the water treadmill when recovering from knee surgery. She didn't get the Stayin' Alive walk so much as the movie hero look from a heist film or maybe a western. You know, when they are putting the team together and walking along (preferably in slow motion) with that look in their eyes that says, "Yes, I know some important shit is going down behind me but I've got more important things to do than turn around and watch."

That's when I saw that our little only lady has a bit of stone cold, No-Fucks-Given action hero stored up somewhere in her soul.

[also: Pet insurance rocks.]
posted by flyingfox at 3:16 PM on July 11, 2019 [3 favorites]

absolute unit
posted by entropicamericana at 5:37 PM on July 11, 2019 [4 favorites]

An underwater treadmill actually sounds lovely, I'd like a human size one please.
posted by gloriouslyincandescent at 7:06 PM on July 11, 2019 [4 favorites]

Buddha needs a light pointer (RIP and thanks for the John Travolta strut -- it just works so beautifully).
Morph's handler needs a face mask. Seriously, the neoprene is not enough for teeth and claws and seriously stressed out felines.
I'm surprised how unhappy Nazzanin is in the water. Turkish vans are traditionally the Esther Williams of the cat world.
And I just watched and waited for one of the dogs to get his tongue stuck to the peanut butter-smeared transparent wall and just... float.... Good boys! Fluffy warm towels and extra tummy rubs, fershur.
posted by TrishaU at 10:58 PM on July 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

I accidentally watched these with the sound fairly loud, and now my little sassy cat is acting like I have betrayed her beyond belief and allowed multiple crying cats into her house. She left the room after giving me a very stern looking at.
posted by ktkt at 1:25 AM on July 12, 2019 [3 favorites]

@ktkt, your little sassy cat and mine could be cousins!
posted by wicked_sassy at 5:26 AM on July 12, 2019 [3 favorites]

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