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I have used Feliway on occasions when I had cats that would behave aggressively to each other. If you have owned a cat, or have a multi-cat home, then you are aware of the complex behaviors that our beloveds can have. This is absolutely true when getting a new cat. It is estimated that about 75% of cat owners will have problems in cat behavior. It is quite understandable especially when cats in the wild are free to roam around and are not confined to small spaces where they and other cats eat and relieve themselves.
The most common type of behavioral problems will be aggressiveness towards other cats, urinating problems, and scratching problems (on surfaces you do not want them to scratch). Some of these problems can be solved by changing certain things like adding more litter boxes, providing other scratching surfaces for your cat, it is mostly about understanding the need of your cat.
Cats are creature of habits, so when a change happens in their homes, they may experience intense anxiety problems. Cats are also very territorial so when a new cat is introduced into the home, their worlds are turned upside down.
For information on how to introduce a new cat go here.
When I came home with my lynx point Siamese (DeAndra), she caused so many problems in my small multi-cat house. She was young, and energetic, whereas the other cats were much older. She wanted to play; they wanted no part of that. So, what happened? There were cat fights with all three of the older cats. One of my cats, Reece, decided she was going to start urinating and defecating on the bathroom floor. Why? Because DeAndra would hijack them while they were in the litter box! She became the ultimate cat bully. Yet she was also such a precious little angle sweetheart, I did not want to get rid of her. So I made changes, moving and getting more litter boxes and then of course I got Feliway.
Rather you get Feliway or Comfort Zone (I will provide you links to both), they are basically the same. They both contain Feline Facial Pheromone. This is why cats rub against you, to tell you “hi, you are my friend.” It comes in a diffuser. Now you will hear mixed reviews about this, because I think it works differently on each cat. I will tell you this though, from the moment I plugged it in, it was as if they just wanted to role on their backs and chill. There are also mixed reviews about the diffuser being a fire hazard, so I got to the point where I didn’t even use the diffuser, I would just open up the refill and sit it somewhere near their food bowls. As long as it is open, it will still dissolve in the air. After about 3 months, I quit using it. Didn’t need it anymore. Why? Because cats will adapt, they always do, and they learned to co-exist with each other.
• VET RECOMMENDED: Feliway Classic is the #1 Vet Recommended solution to help cats adjust to challenging situations and curb stress related unwanted behaviors
• DRUG FREE SOLUTION: The diffuser emits an odorless copy of the facial pheromone which helps cats feel more comfortable in their environment
• REDUCES SCRATCHING & URINE SPRAYING: Clinically proven to reduce scratching and urine spraying in 9/10 cats. Results may be seen as early as 7 days
• HELPS ADAPT TO NEW SURROUNDINGS: Feliway Classic may be used to help cats and kittens acclimate to a new home, new family member or a new pet
• HOW TO USE: The Feliway Classic Diffuser should be plugged in continuously in the room where your cat spends the most time
• COVERS UP TO 700 SQ FT: For best results, avoid plugging in the diffuser under shelves and behind doors, curtains and furniture as that will impair how it works
• STARTER KIT INCLUDES: One diffuser head and one refill vial that lasts up to 30 days
• LASTS UP TO 4 WEEKS: To maximize effectiveness, replace the vial every 4 weeks and the diffuser head every 6 months
• 100 percent SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: All cats are unique, results may vary
• NOTE: Packaging may vary for this item