9. Reduce Stress
As stressful situations are suspected to contribute to the occurrence of cystitis in cats, you need to try to reduce the stress level in your feline friend.
Your attention and care can reduce your pet’s stress level. Set aside time to play with and show affection to your cat to make him feel secured and loved.
Also, create hiding places for your cat in various rooms. This will help make your cat feel safer and less stressed. Even scratching posts can help reduce a cat’s stress level.
10. Proper Rest
When suffering from bladder inflammation, your cat may feel tired and fatigued. It is important for your feline to rest as much as possible. Proper rest will help the body heal faster.
Keep your pet at home. Do not play with your cat for too long at one time, as it will drain his energy level. Encourage him to walk around the house from time to time for short durations.
In the meantime, keep your pet as comfortable as possible.
- Early diagnosis ensures better treatment, so watch for symptoms of cystitis in your cat and act promptly.
- If your vet has prescribed antibiotics, give the medicine as directed.
- A clean litter box filled with the appropriate kind of litter must be available to your cat at all times.
- Add probiotics to your cat’s diet to help ensure healthy bladder function.
- Keep your pet groomed, and his sleeping and feeding areas clean.
- Make sure your cat gets regular potty breaks, so he doesn’t have to hold his urine.
- You can give glycosaminoglycan supplements to your cat to boost the effectiveness of the protective layer in the bladder. Always talk to your vet before giving your pet a supplement.