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Feliway Spray is an ultimate product to address the behavioral issues in cats. It helps reduce and eliminate conditions like spraying and scratching. The unique formula lowers anxiety and stress levels during challenging situations. The solution keeps felines calm and relaxed during traveling or vet visits. It acts as the natural pheromone and prevents cats from littering the house. Feliway spray is highly helpful to comfort cats in stressful conditions like moving to a new home, adoption, a new member in the house, receiving guests, traveling, or adjusting to a new environment.
Targeted, temporary calming pheromone therapy helps control your cat's stress-related behaviors. With Feliway Spray, you can apply clinically proven synthetic calming feline facial pheromones on countless surfaces to help control unwanted behaviors including urine spraying, inappropriate scratching, excessive meowing, restlessness, vomiting, and more. Feliway Spray is ideal for curbing your cat's stress response while traveling, during veterinarian visits, and in other stressful situations. Simply spray on your cat's bedding, toys, collars, blankets, crate/kennel interior, your car interior surfaces, etc., to provide 4-5 hours of reassuring comfort. The synthetic F3 Feline Facial Pheromone in this formula communicates a reassuring message to your cat, which helps curb or eliminate unwanted behaviors. Feliway Spray offers a targeted, effective, non-drug solution you can use virtually anywhere at home and on the go!
Urine spraying is a common symptom of stress in cats. A review (Mills et al., 2011) of multiple cases of cats spraying urine for a multitude of different reasons found that using Feliway did reduce urine spraying after four weeks. However, the best reduction was found by using both pharmacological and behavioural intervention.
FELIWAY CLASSIC Spray helps keep your cat calm and reduces stress on-the-go, making travel and visits to the vet less stressful. It can also be used around the home for convenient and targeted management of areas where your cat may be scratching or spraying. Always wash the sprayed or scratched area first with warm water and allow it to dry before using the Spray - this ensures any scent markers will have been removed first.
You should plug in FELIWAY MultiCat Diffuser in the room where your cats spend most of their time - or in multiple rooms if needed, it covers 700 sq. ft. As with FELIWAY Classic, you should keep the diffuser switched on continuously and avoid plugging in behind furniture as this can impact efficacy - remember to refill every 4-5 weeks to keep your home harmonious!
Objectives: Going to the veterinary clinic is a stressful experience for most cats as they feel threatened when entering a new and confined environment. The aim of this research was to investigate if Feliway spray, when used on the table in the consultation room, can decrease cats' stress and ease their handling.
Methods: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was developed, using a total sample of 87 cats of both sexes, castrated or intact, of any breed, aged >26 weeks. A Feliway spray and a placebo solution spray were tested in two different consultation rooms. During the first phase, Feliway spray was applied to the examination table of one room and the placebo spray in the other. After a washout period of 15 days the spray allocation was switched. After the first 15 mins of general questioning and physical examination carried out by the veterinarian, the observer assessed the stress levels of the cats based on a seven-level 'cat stress score', and the ease of handling based on a five-point 'scale of handling' developed by the authors.
Results: The study demonstrated that the use of Feliway spray leads to significant (P = 0.01) differences in cats' usual behaviour, according to their owners. With regard to stress, animals exposed to Feliway spray showed significantly lower stress levels than those treated with placebo (P = 0.02). Regarding the scale of handling, the scoring did not differ significantly between cats under the effect of Feliway spray and cats receiving placebo (P = 0.01).
Conclusions and relevance: This research shows that the use of Feliway spray on the examination table improves the welfare of cats by reducing their stress during veterinary consultations. Feliway spray significantly changed the behaviour of the cats in this study, and offers a simple and effective way to help decrease stress in cats during the consultation.
Now, when scientists came up with idea to manufacture a synthetic version of these pheromones they must have thought they hit the animal behavior jackpot. Imagine, a product that could convince a cat they just sprayed somewhere, so why bother doing so again Or being able to convince animals that they should feel nice and cozy and secure because the pheromones that their mom would have released are being diffused throughout the environment
I sprayed few away as directed on my cats bed and on the side of the bed that he sleeps on with me. He would not go in his bed or sleep with me at night until I changed his blanket in his bed and changed my sheets. I am returning the feel away spray that I purchased for $27..
Hi, I have been trying to rescue cats for the last five years. I have a total of 11 cats in my home right now, and my home has turned into a war zone! The spraying has gotten so out of hand that I recently tried a Feliway defusser and in the last month thing have gotten much worse. My oldest female has become so agitated & aggressive toward cats thats shes never had issue with before that I have to keep isolating her, which is only making matters worse. I am at my wits end & I believe this product is not helping but definitely hurting the situation!
Linda,Unfortunately we know that when cats are housed in high densities, spraying is very likely. Anecdotally, I do know of one cat who sprayed on the Feliway diffuser, so I think it does aggravate some cats. You may need to seek out help from a veterinarian or behavior expert for your situation if you cannot rehome some of the cats.
Thank you for this well researched and well written article! I myself have bought feliway in a very desperate moment when I nearly thought of giving my cat away from all the behavior issues (the spca vet actually recommended feliway for bloody urine marking before antibiotics) and always felt it seemed like modern snake oil. It bothered me that anytime I used feliway spray or diffuser my air purifier would go insane saying I had severely polluted my air. I kept getting emails about a class action lawsuit against feliway and found this article when looking for the details on that and am impressed with your scientific approach to cats!
Feliway Diffuser should be used to reduce the general level of stress in all cats. Plug continuously in the room where the cats spend most of their time. Feliway Spray can be used in combination with the Diffuser in high traffic areas.
Cats are solitary, territorial animals and often use marking behaviors as a means of defining their territories. Pheromones released from several areas of their bodies serve as a chemical message to other cats. Although urine marking may be embarrassing to cat owners, this behavior is perfectly natural in cats. Your cat may urine mark for the following reasons: To initiate sexual activity Strange cats visiting the cat's territory New pet or family member in the home Problems with a member of the household Problems with another pet in the home Moving or remodeling the home Visitors to the home It is important for you to determine your cat's reason for urinating outside the litter box. Not all of these instances may be urine marking. Evidence of urine marking is normally found on vertical surfaces, about 8 inches above the floor. Only a small amount of urine is discharged in a spraying event. Both male and female cats markveven neutered and spayed cats. In contrast, ordinary urination is on horizontal surfaces in larger puddles. Your cat may urinate in the house for several reasons, such as medical problems, old age, a full litter box, or your cat's objection to the location of the litter box. If you are not sure whether you have a marking problem or a medical problem, consult your veterinarian before using any product. Common Questions
Note also that Feliway can help in multicat households where there is tension between cats, by decreasing overall stress. But Feliway is not indicated in case of recognized aggression between cats (with fights, attacks or wounding) or towards owners. In such situations, consulting your veterinarian or a behaviorist is strongly recommended.
Because the hallway is not an area where cats spend most of their time, placing the diffuser in a hallway will not ensure optimal diffusion or effectiveness. We do not recommend using the diffuser in a hallway unless it is the most appropriate location for a specific situation (marking).
Clinical trials have proven that signs of improvement (such as reduction in urine spraying and scratching) can be seen within the first week of use, with further improvement occuring during the following weeks. In any case, we recommend continued use of Feliway for at least one month before assessing its effectiveness. Optimum benefits will also depend on the good implementation of additional advices (including resources distribution) provided by your veterinarian or behaviourist. Some cats households might benefit from permanent use of Feliway Diffuser. 59ce067264