Below are some ways to help manage cats with cystitis
Cats should be encouraged to consume more water and should be presented in a way that your cat prefers. The aim of increasing water intake is to produce more dilute urine, which will be less irritating.
Wet food may be preferable to dry because of the increased water content. Consult your veterinary surgeon as to whether a diet change is appropriate, offer the new diet in an additional separate container to allow the cat to express its preference. Overweight cats are more prone to Cystitis.
Litter boxes should be provided in several quiet, stress-free locations throughout the house, particularly in multi-cat households. Litter should be non-scented and cleaned daily avoiding a strong disinfectant.
The aim is to minimise stress so the indoor environment should include opportunities for scratching, climbing, hiding, and resting. If there is a local cat in the neighbourhood causing stress to your cat, try to prevent your cat gaining access to the aggressor.
The aim is to reduce anxiety. Some cats prefer to be petted, whereas others may prefer playing with a variety of small toys.