This Russian Cat Is The First To Have Bionic Paws

Small Steps For Cat, Large Steps For Cat-kind

cat walking down stairs with bionic paws
Photo Credit: Anna Liesowka / Youtube
Photo Credit: Anna Liesowka / Youtube

Though he’s still shaky on his feet, Ryzhik doesn’t hesitate to take a few steps around the clinic. In the video, he’s seen strutting down hallways, through courtyards, and enjoying the sun like any other four-footed feline — with a leash, of course.

Gorshkov calls these first few steps a “good result.” Since the goal has always been to improve Ryzhik’s mobility, Gorshkov believes the functionality that the groundbreaking surgery provides Ryzhik is a success in itself.