Most people, when confronted with an injured cat (or any other animal) have only one goal – to get them the a veterinary clinic as fast as possible. And while that may be the only solution for you at the moment, there are other options.

cat injuriesFirst let’s look at veterinary options with regard to an injured cat or other animal. Vets can be very good at setting broken bones and sewing up gaping wounds. But they (and the medical model in general) are not equipped to deal with shock. Or to promote healing. All they have are pain killers, antibiotics and other drugs which are toxic.

An animal is already in great shock from the injury itself. Injecting them with toxic chemicals dramatically increases their shock and stress. Sometimes, this can overpower them, preventing a borderline case from recovering. Was it really the injury that killed them, or the drugs?

And every veterinary clinic is stressful for animals, which is not conducive to healing.

A far better solution (but not necessarily in all cases – you have to be the judge) is to allow the animal to rest in a quiet, warm and darkened, safe place, so they can start the healing themselves. Cats are particularly good at self healing, but everyone can. They curl up in a ball and sleep for hours or days.

Monitoring their breathing without disturbing them gives you an idea of how they are going. Always keep a bowl of clean water near them, and if necessary, a litter box, so they don’t have far to go when needed. Never try to force feed them. The enormous amount of energy needed to digest food is needed elsewhere.

Some obvious exceptions to this waiting include arterial haemorrhaging and ingestion of poison. More on this later.

As I was nearing the end of my homeopathic training, I found a cat at the side of the road. She had obviously been hit by a car. She seemed unconscious. I picked her up, retaining the shape she had on the side of the road, in case of broken bones, and placed her on the back seat of the car.

She was in the same position by the time I arrived home. I carried her carefully and placed her on a comfortable blanket on the floor of the spare room. Why the floor? I didn’t want her waking up, panicking and falling off the bed.

I treated her with the homeopathic remedies for shock, injury and particularly head injury. The homeopathic treatment for injury is far reaching and amazingly effective at:

  • getting the healing process going
  • dissolving the pain of an injury
  • relaxing the soft tissue around an injury, allowing joints and vertebrae
  • to slip back into their rightful place
  • prevents infections
  • makes inflammation unnecessary

All this, naturally!

She started to wake up after a couple of hours. Despite the strange surroundings for her, she showed no signs of fear or panic, just a bit cautious. She went on to make a slow, but steady recovery. I felt no need to subject her to the further stress of visiting a vet. I simply observed her and make the necessary adjustments to her treatment. I also carried her out into the sun, for sun therapy, every day.

She made a full recovery, with no sign of any lingering problem. As I couldn’t find where she came from, she lived with me for many years.

It is both possible, and in my view, more desirable, to treat an injured cat (or anyone) with homeopathy. Looking back in hindsight, I could have done a better job. Which goes to show you don’t have to be an experienced practitioner to do an enormous amount of good.

And there are also homeopathic solutions to arresting bleeding and to neutralise poisoning. Learn more about homeopathic home prescribing and equip yourself for any future emergencies.


Madeleine Innocent
Madeleine Innocent

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    4 replies to "How To Treat An Injured Cat"

    • Jim Bollinger

      My adult cat disappeared for nearly 3 months. My neighbor found him this morning. He was apparently attacked by a coyote. His head is a horrible mangled mess and there are a lot of cuts on his body too. I tried to clean him up with warm water as much as he would let me. Any suggestions?

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Hi Jim,, please contact me for help and support with this.

    • Mike Tolan

      I love your approach! I am looking online for natural healing of what we believe is an injured cat.

      I see this post is quite a few years old, but, it would be great to get some ideas.

      We have an adorable indoor/outdoor cat, probably indoors more than out, but the day prior she didn’t come in at night and we had a bad storm lasting all day she didn’t show up at all for food or to come in the house. 36 hours after we last saw her, we found her under a sheltered type area, her tail was wet but she was mostly dry. She can barely walk, like she’s weak and injured. She doesn’t cry or meow anymore than she usually does if I gently touch areas on her body, so, doesn’t really seem like she’s in excessive pain. We did pick her up and took her to her favorite room and put her down on a blanket. she laid there and slept for a few hours and then woke up looking like she needed to use the bathroom, so, we put her in the litter box and she urinated, but, took her maybe nearly 2 minutes. We put her back on the blanket in a box and she did not want to eat her wet food she normally eats, but, she did eat some dry food when I put it down on the blanket.

      She almost looks like at times she has tremors or she shakes yet it’s not cold. I’m thinking whatever happened was pretty traumatic likely physically.

      It seems her right leg is the weakest, but, I touch that area and she doesn’t really meow or fuss or anything so I don’t think it’s broken and really don’t want to take her to the vet anytime soon. I’m believing letting her rest for a while and trying to give her natural treatments will help

      We are giving her small dosages of turmeric and Kiefer for the moment

      Thanks for any feedback you can provide,

      Mike, Jax, and Ari on behalf of Lily

    • Madeleine Innocent

      Hi Mike
      Without more detailed information, it’s difficult for me to suggest anything. However, I would stop feeding her. When someone has has a shock/fright/injury that deeply affects them, food is not a good idea. They will naturally fast. The huge amount of energy needed to digest food is needed elsewhere. I suggest you set up a consultation –

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