One common condition that affects most cats is cystitis. Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder and is not the same as a urinary tract infection. Cats with cystitis have trouble urinating and make frequent attempts to use the litter box with little to no success.
Apart from urination issues, symptoms of cystitis (bladder infection) may include pain, loss of appetite, bloated stomach, excessive licking of the urinary opening and a sudden change in behavior.
Use these natural home remedies to treat cystitis in your cat.
Proper hydration is very important to the health of your cat's bladder. Always fill their water bowl with sufficient fresh water. Add tuna juice to the water bowl to encourage the consumption of fresh water. Consider investing in pet drinking water fountain if your cat like running water.
Apple cider vinegar is an effective treatment for problems for cystitis in cats. It can quickly resolve bladder inflammation and gives a boost to your pet's immunity.
-Add half teaspoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to your cat’s water bowl.
-Another option is to mix quarter teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into your cat’s food twice a day.
Cranberries contains a compound that prevents the growth of bacteria adhering to the bladder wall and urinary tract tissues. In addition, it is inherently acidic and helps to maintain urine pH levels.
-Add a few teaspoons of cranberry juice (unsweetened) to your cat’s drinking water.
Bone soup can have vitamins and minerals for a highly nutritious meal for a sick pet. It is made by boiling bones with water for a long time. In fact, bone soap is a light and energy drink that most cats love to drink. Besides, it plays an important role in hydrating your pet and helps the entire digestive system work properly.
Another good cure to deal with cat's bladder problem is corn silk. Corn silk helps relieve pain and inflammation in relation to cystitis. In addition, increased pet urine output is important for bladder health.
-Give your pet corn silk tincture or powder as advised by your vet.
Coconut oil is rich in anti-inflammatory substances which help to reduce bladder inflammation. Also with high nutritional value, coconut oil is good for your pet's overall health.
-Add quarter to half teaspoon of cold-pressed coconut oil to your cat’s food.
-Another option is to put a pea-sized amount of coconut oil onto your cat’s paw for him to lick off.
Couch grass (officially known as elymus repens) is a herb containing anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve the pain of cats experiencing cystitis. Also, the diuretic character of herbs induces cat urination. It is convenient because frequent urination help get relief from the symptoms faster. Cats like to eat grass and eat on the sofa. If this herb is available in your area, you need to supply it to your cat. You can also boil the leaves and add the solution to your cat's drinking water.