Feliway Review for Entirely Pets
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Feliway Diffuser and Feliway Spray
Yes this is a cat product and we are a dog blog but I know that many of our readers also have cats and while we don’t usually give advice, tips, or product reviews for the cats with the addition of our foster momma cat and her kittens we thought this would be the perfect product at the perfect time. Our Feliway arrived just days before momma cat had her kittens so as soon as I heard that the kittens were here and before I got anything else ready to go and pick them up I plugged the Feliway Diffuser in and closed the door to the room I thought they would be using so that the pheromone could get into the room fully. I have to say shipping was super fast. Within days of entering the campaign I had my package which was fantastic. I hate ordering things online and then having to wait forever for them to arrive because lets face it when you shop whether online or in the store you want your product as soon as possible.
I picked up momma cat and if you read our first post about them called Foster a Cat you know that she was not at all happy about being in the car. She slept a little and then the rest of the time she was climbing all over the crate and meowing. Not a happy cat. When we got home I put momma and her babies in the room where the Diffuser had been going and she calmed down immediately. While I can’t say for sure that the Feliway worked its magic I know she calmed down and started to pay attention to her babies. I set them up in the room and everything was quiet she didn’t cry or try to get out of the room so it must have calmed her at least a little bit.
As you know I had to take her out of that room and put her into a more confined space where she couldn’t hide her babies under bookshelves. Unfortunately that room only has one double outlet and I felt that there needed to be a small light source in the room in the form of a night light which did not leave room for the Diffuser. Not to worry I left it going in another room so when momma got upset and wanted space from her babes I put her into the room with the Diffuser going and she relaxed after about 10 minutes. I didn’t even think about it but I should have brought the diffuser with me when I went down to Atlanta for the weekend and brought her with me I know it would have helped her relax and not want to scratch on everything she came into contact with. Here in the house she has never scratched her claws on anything, at the hotel the first time she left the bathroom she tried to sharpen her nails on the carpet. She is growing her kittens in the bathtub which I felt was the safest place for both her and the kittens while they grow you can read more about that in Meet the Kittens. I am thinking that just having the diffuser going in the house has allowed the pheromone to get all over the house even with some of the windows open and the balcony door open sometimes.
I haven’t used the Spray version but plan on donating that to the shelter where Momma Misty is from so that they can try it out when they get in the feral cats who are less then happy to be in cages and no longer roaming free. I think t will help and might make them adoptable to homes instead of as barn kitties. Not that there is anything wrong with Barn Kitties but if they can have a more spoiled life and a simple spray can help them I think that is awesome.
What is Feliway?
Feliway (Comfort Zone) spray and diffusers prevent cats from urinating where they shouldn’t. This fantastic new pheromone Feliway spray or diffuser duplicates the smell of a cat’s natural scent glands. Cats will not soil anything close to where Feliway has been sprayed.
Containing the synthetic scent hormone, the plug-in diffuser allows the Feliway scent to permeate throughout the environment. Each plug-in will cover an area of 50 to 70 square metres and lasts approximately four weeks. Alterations in the cat’s environment such as visits to the vet, moving house, new arrivals, or nervous cats may manifest themselves as a change in behaviour such as urine marking, scratching, loss of appetite and refusal to play and interact. The diffuser helps to restore a feeling of calm in the cat. Early feedback on this product has been very positive, particularly for nervous cats.
Feliway does not do anything to other pets in the house as it is a natural pheromone. Only cats can smell it and are calmed by it. Dogs can breath it in without any ill effects or any effect at all. You will just have a calmer and happier kitty which might make your dogs happier because the cat isn’t hissing and spitting at them nearly as often.