Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

Symptoms, Causes & Natural Remedies

Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) is inflammation of the bladder, but in all reality is much more complex than that. Cystitis is unfortunately common in household cats these days. Studies show the correlation between cystitis and stress, yet most conventional veterinarians continue to only treat the symptoms. In this guide we will help you address the root cause of the stress while also helping the symptoms naturally. 

*Important Note: If the bladder inflammation becomes sever, it can lead to blockage of the urinary tract – which requires immediate (often life-saving) medical attention. Please consult your veterinarian if you notice the below symptoms.

Symptoms of Cystitis in Cats

  • Straining to urinate
  • Meowing/yowling while in litter box
  • Blood in urine
  • Frequently urinating
  • Unable to urinate
  • Urinating outside the box
  • Overgrooming in genital area

Causes of Cystitis in Cats

  • Lack of exercise
  • Dry food only diet
  • Overweight or obese
  • Environmental stressors
  • Lack of – or competition for – key resources

Natural Treatments for Cystitis in Cats

For as complex as this issue is, we have personally helped hundreds of cats diagnosed with FIC using the below steps. 

  • Follow all the steps for reducing anxiety in cats (including food).
  • Count calories and take the steps to help your cat lose weight (if they are overweight).
  • Use a natural calming formula along with natural urinary supplements to help keep bladder inflammation down.
  • Add in quality probiotics or consider microbiome restorative therapy if your vet has put your kitty on rounds of antibiotics.
  • Provide ample amounts of fresh water in bowl as well as in food.
  • Provide extra key resources, like litter boxes, in other areas of the home.
  • Be consistent with your schedule.
  • Be aware of your stress – your cat will absorb it. Do your best to bring calm to both your lives. 


Recommended Product for Cystitis in Cats

Cat Calm Stress Reducing Liquid Formula

Cat Calm is an amazing herbal liquid that’s guaranteed to induce calmness and remove anxiety in cats within 24 hours! Made from 80 herbs, 21 minerals and 7 exotic plant extracts, this natural calming remedy is a simple, fuss-free addition to your cat’s water bowl or wet food. Unlike chemical anxiety treatments, Cat Calm is safe, natural and does not contain any chemicals or toxins that can damage vital organs in your cat’s body.


Purrfect for:

  • Traveling With Cats
  • Taming Feral Cats
  • Stress Licking
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Hyperactivity
  • FIC (Feline Idiopathic Cystitis)
  • Nutritional Stress
  • Environmental Stress
  • Social Stress
  • Fear and Anxiety in Cats
  • Cats of all ages


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