Can Cats Survive a Broken Back?

I read an article of a person concerned about their cat, which had been hit by a car and survived a broken back depending on the severity of the fracture, cats will often need surgery, just like us they will probably need screws, surgical pins, or even plates to keep the bones together and assist with healing.

Young cats have particularly good blood supply to their bones due to growth and these bones can sometimes heal in as little as 10 days.

What are the Symptoms of Spinal Trauma in Cats?

  1. Limp paralysis.
  2. Rigid paralysis.
  3. Pain.
  4. Urinary and fecal incontinence (if the tail has been yanked on or injured)
  5. Lethargy.
  6. Reluctance to play.
  7. Limbs are limp.
  8. Unable to stand or walk.

 How can you support your cat back to Recovery?

 You can assist your pet, cats will not show pain, because of fear of being attacked, Comfrey root and Charmomile and Calendula can help with pain and repairing tissue damage.


The leaf is also very effective and safe to use externally in creams, oils.

Comfrey other common name is Knit bone because it was well known for speeding up the healing of broken bones.  Bonesetters used to poultice fractures after they had been reset providing there was no open wounds.

Herbs can help to regenerate the surrounding tissue and any nerves affected by the break. Of course, healing will only start if bones are examined and reset before herbal treatment so movement can return as naturally as possible, can also treat the individual symptoms that your cat is experiencing at the time.

Joint care can help the bones through the powder supplements/nutraceuticals on the market produced in pharmaceutical grade facilities. These ingredients include high levels of Glucosamine and Chondroitin but also with an extra special ingredient – Turmeric.

By helping the bones strengthen naturally and assisting any damage tissue this helps with getting your pet back to good health.

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