Home remedy to help cystitis in cats

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Home remedy to help cystitis in cats
Reduce stress in your cat's life to help relieve cystitis. (sleeping cat image by Miguel Montero from Fotolia.com)

Cats, like humans, are susceptible to internal infections. Urinary tract infections are some of the most common in cats, and they include cystitis, an irritation of the bladder. While veterinary treatment should be considered, home remedies are alternative ways to help treat cystitis in your pet. However, it's wise to consult your veterinarian before beginning any home regimen.

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Things you need

  • Water
  • Calming cat toys
  • Wet cat food
  • Herbal supplements

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Instructions

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    Increase your cat's water consumption by ensuring it has a continuous fresh, cool supply. Water helps flush out bacteria through urine and can help purify the cat's insides.

  2. 2

    Reduce stressors in your home. Stress inhibits cystitis recovery, so you want to create a calm environment for your cat. Provide toys it likes and reduce noise and interaction with other animals in the home.

  3. 3

    Reduce or eliminate dry food in your cat's diet. Instead, mix a small amount of water with wet food to help promote urination.

  4. 4

    Try herbal remedies. According to the Natural Pet Urniary Health website, the herbs cantharis and staphysagris can bring relief from urinary infections such as cystitis. These herbs are available in supplements and in other herbal concoctions in major health food stores.

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