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Feliway Spray And Diffuser
The Feliway Diffuser is a pheromone releaser that helps comfort cats in stressful situations. It can help to alleviate signs associated with fear and stress.
It can help with inappropriate behaviors and issues such as adjusting to a new home, visitors to the home, new pet or family member, multiple cat households, urine marking, vertical scratching and loss of appetite caused by traumatic events like separation and hospitalisation.
- Feliway helps to stop fear or prevent fear and stress-related signs in kittens and adult cats
- It can assist to resolve spraying behaviour in cats
- It can be used to assist assimilating a new kitten into a home
- It can be used to assimilate an adult cat into a new home
- It can be useful for assimilating an introduced cat into a house where other cats already live
- It can sometimes be helpful for inter-cat aggression
- It can be helpful for excessive vocalisation and nocturnal vocalisation
Effects are usually noticed within 14 days and improve further over the first month. Use the units for a least one month.
The total duration of use depends on the condition you are treating. It can be up to, or longer than, three months.
Feliway Plug-In Diffuser with Refill, 48 Milliliters::
Feliway Spray Diffuser
Create a state of security and familiarity to help your cat cope with a new environment. Just plug the Feliway Diffuser into any electrical socket. Much like a plug-in deodorizer, the Feliway Spray Diffuser emits a synthetic cop of your cat’s natural facial pheromone, used by felines to mark their territory as someplace safe and secure.
Oil vapor carrying the pheromone will rise in a column of warm air above the Diffuser and prevent your kitty from urinating to mark its territory.
Using pheromone therapy to help sooth your pet is a new field in veterinary medicine. This scent in a room will help reassure your cat while it copes with a challenging new situation.
If the Feliway Spray is being used to help reduce or prevent another behavioral or medical problem, plug it in the room where your cat spends most of its time.
Do not cover it, or place it behind a door or beneath furniture. Will cover an area of 50 to 70 square meters and last up to 4 weeks. A 48-milliliter refill is included along with the diffuser.
How To Use the Feliway Diffuser
- The Feliway Diffuser is for indoors use only
- Plug the diffuser in a power point in the room most used by the cat during the day
- Don’t turn the Feliway off at night
- Place the Feliway Diffuser near your cat’s bed or common sleeping area where possible
- Don’t put the diffuser behind a door or cover it in any way
- Don’t put the unit under furniture, because the vapour is oil-based. It may rise and possibly stain your furniture
- The more contact the cat has with the Feliway Diffuser, the better the effect will be
- Consider keeping your cat inside if it tends to roam, or has ‘outside the house’ issues
- One diffuser will last for approximately four weeks and it covers an area of 50 to 70 square meters.
- The vapour produced by the Feliway Diffuser unit is heavy and it will sink down to pet level. Therefore the height of a room is not a problem but the vapour will be dispersed by strong breezes
- The pheromone is species specific and is doesn’t have any effect at all on humans
Feliway Spray Bottle
Feliway is also available in a bottle version for an instant spraying where needed. This is helpful for situations such as veterinary trips, and cats shows. It is called the Feliway Behavior Modifier Spray and comes in a 75 ml bottle.
There is also a spray bottle of Feliway for those who do not want to have the diffuser running.
5.0 out of 5 stars I Wish I’d Bought Feliway A Long Time AgoBy HJW “o8Heather8o”
To the Feliway product description information above, I would also add, “Aids in calming cats…who manage stressful chronic health conditions.”
My 4yr. old neutered male cat manages several chronic health conditions, which at times create seemingly unrelated behavioral issues, when flare ups occur that jangle his nerves. When his IBD is not well controlled, my otherwise angelic cat becomes stressed out & does deadly things – chewing through power cords, consuming inedible objects, eating plants untouched for years, climbing to & jumping/falling from extremely high places aggravating his arthritis, & more.
When he’s not feeling well, acting-out is his way of externalizing his bad nerves & telling me, “I don’t feel well, help me”.
So I bought a Feliway Diffuser for him for his birthday a few weeks ago, & the change in my cat’s behavior was noticeable within the first few hours after plugging it in. Initially, I noticed a personality change – sort of a mellowing effect, reflecting a more leveled out & increased general sense of well-being.
I see less lethargy, & more interest in social interaction, his environment, & play. It’s a subtle overall field effect, but his happiness & joy somehow seem happier. I’ve noticed I’ve had an easier time with giving him his regular medications & brushing his teeth. It’s a synthetic feline facial pheromone, but I call it “the airborne feline prozac”…
And without putting more chemicals into his system that don’t belong in the body, & their problematic side effects. My cat seems to appreciate the general change in the overall atmosphere of his home, & occasionally, he even sleeps underneath the diffuser.
The benefits my cat experiences also pass on to me – because if he is less stressed & upset, & doing fewer life threatening things in reaction to his nerves – then I’m less stressed out as well. I’d rather buy him Feliway, than spend money on veterinary visits & additional medication to deal with new problems he creates when he’s stressed. And there have been a lot of them.
Feliway contains an odorless oil by human standards, & it does not upset my cat’s severe asthma or allergies, nor my own more moderate conditions. In fact, I am wondering that if he’s less stressed out psychologically – & in turn physiologically – if there might even be less asthma & less digestive upset due to a reduction in the cycle of internalized stress. And if it improves his overall quality of life, I’d much rather buy him peace instead of more doctors…
I live in a small 1 person unit, & 1 diffuser does seem to cover the entire place. I unplug ours when the window is open, & plug it back in when it’s closed, while I sleep or am away, & any time I think he might benefit from it. The plastic bottle can be unscrewed from the plug-in unit & recapped to preserve it until your next use.
This may help to extend the 6 week life span recommended in the packaging information, we’ll find out. I would also add that the diffuser gets warm, but not hot to the touch, & certaintly not hot enough to burn a hand or singe a whisker or fur. I have handled the diffuser many times during use, & I have no fear of allowing my cat to be directly near it.
The only negative aspect of this product so far as I can determine is how much you’ll want to kick yourself for waiting to buy it for long as you did… As a pet store employee recently told me, “It is one of the few behavior mod products for cats on the market that actually does work.” While there is no substitute for building & maintaining a solid, trusting relationship with your pet – or for seeking competent veterinary care – Feliway does seem like it could be a great adjunct to it.
Feliway gets 2 Thumbs & Paws Up from kitty & me. =^..^=
Feliway aids in alleviating signs associated with fear and stress including urine marking, vertical scratching and loss of appetite caused by traumatic events like separation, hospitalisation, moving house and new arrivals. Feliway is released into the air via the diffuser.