Based on my experience, I can't recommend Feliway as an effective solution. CEVA Animal Health Feliway Cat Calming Pheromone Spray (20ML) | No 1 Vet Recommended Solution | Reduce Anxiety for Vet Visits, Travel, Loud Noises and More. That requires an apology. Design by Star Pet Store. She has no medical conditions and is the ONLY cat. While I cannot comment about Feliway's effectiveness as a deterrent for spraying or adrenaline inducing adventure of a visit to the vet; I can say that it appears to have helped her be more comfortable within the home. 99 Meinungen. However, the spray can be used to good effect when cats are scratching furniture, but only when the scatching is stress-induced. Starts to help within minutes and ideal for separation anxiety, fireworks , new home, bonding, and any other stressful situation. My other cat is very calm and for years has just dealt with it, but it seems she has reached her limit. Feliway Diffusers help prevent spraying but they are best used as an adjunct to the Feliway Spray if your cat is spraying. It literally lasted last one week. Some cats do have quite the opposite reaction. I am These things are much better use of money than pheromone products. They come in different forms including a plug-in diffuser, spray, wipes, collars and also refills for diffusers. There is always something to learn from other cat owners. If the cat feels anxious due to new places, pets, people or even rearranging stuff at home, she may start scratching, urine marking , or even experience loss of appetite. Does it work in some cats? Hi Miles, When he does spray I use En-sy-matic to destroy the urine. very happy to send out samples to anyone who wants to try! As soon as the diffuser runs out the fights start up again though. I've been using it on and off throughout the day, but never when I'm out because the diffuser feels warm to the touch. The Feliway does not work and I have two. Our Vet suggested using Feliway, he said he knew little about it at the time, but it was worth a try. If you are having issues with spraying (peeing), after cleaning urine-affected areas, spray FELIWAY directly onto the urine marks, as well as onto other prominent objects including furniture, drapes, window frames and doorways. https://www.chewy.com/feliway-travel-spray-on-go-management/dp/57067 Be wary anyone considering it. She's fine when she gets there and when she gets back home. Feliway Cat and Kitten Stress Reducing Optimum Diffuser Starter Kit 48ml. which we think is stress from the kitten. There was a control placebo group, but by the end of the study both groups of cats were spraying at similar rates (5-70 5.70 times per week for the treatment group, and 8-58 8.58 times per week for the placebo group). I agree Feliway needs further investigation. Thank you for the synopsis. When your cat rubs her cheeks on an object, a behavior called bunting, she is rubbing this pheromone on the object. 24,90 € 41,50 €/100 ml. I have 7 cats right now living in different areas but this was to address two specifically, one 10 y/o male who sprays all over my house all the time and attacks one of my females. Katzen sind sensible Wesen und besonders anfällig für Stress. Feliway classic uses the F3 part of the feline facial pheromone, which helps cats feel safe and calm. 1-3 Werk­ta­ge. Thank you for this summary of the articles! In other words, we don't know if the spraying would have decreased anyway without the Feliway. My house looks and smells like a cat shelter but hey, with a screened in porch and cat door and they will be happy for years to come. I wonder also how many people just threw the whole thing out and went “useless!” without checking online? He has all the toys in the worlds, multiple luxury litter boxes that I built from giant rubber-made bins, 3 other loving buddy cats, and even an expensive 300 dollar visit from a vet/pet-therapist. There are two groups separated. A new study, “Evaluation of environment and a feline facial pheromone analogue on physiologic and behavioral measures in cats,” by Conti et al., examined the effect of Feliway on cats during a standard medical exam in both the home and the vet hospital. it's obviously a very controversial subject based on the number of comments this post has received! Feliway Spray is ideal for traveling in the cat carrier when visiting to the vet, holidaying or use in the cattery. 3 of my cats who have never urinates outside the box, started to urinate everywhere but in there box. very loving and gets along great with our 2 dogs. We were facing a potentially awful decision to find another home for one of the guys. If your cat sprays on electrical equipment like toasters or electric kettles, this is probably because these items smell as they heat up or cool down. More buying choices £4.82 (18 new offers) Feliway Classic 60ml Spray, 60ml. I'm a senior on a fixed income. ... Feliway Spray 20ml (Web Exclusive) 20ml £9.50 Add to basket. Your cat would smell comfort and forget about its sadness of lack of security. I would recommend contacting your vet or a behavior professional. IT EXISTS. Thank you! It's your cat's way of saying, 'this is mine, this is my space, I feel safe here.'. Your email address will not be published. Feliway Classic is a synthetic pheromone of the feline facial pheromone (FFP) that cats release when they feel comfortable rubbing their … I just bought the product myself, but having seen that the company apparently needs to boost their hype with bogus comments, I'm going to return it. He wouldnt go near his blanket or sit in his usual spot where i sprayed, he avoided it completely. Linda, They certainly (in my opinion) help: even if only during the introduction process. The vet gave us Gabapentin capsules to help calm her. I have a cat that sprayed the diffuser, too. My husband is at his wits end and ready to get rid of him and I can hardly bear the thought. FELIWAY ® may be used in other specific cases and we advise you to discuss the use of the product with your veterinarian. appetite slowly returned (admittedly possibly through time) but Feliway certainly was a witnessed turning point. I do not know if it works......happened immediately. Griffith et al., 2005 - hospitalized cats exposed to Feliway and a cat carrier to hide in ate more than cats exposed to just Feliway. Then one day, one of my adult cats was in a window facing fenced area. Just in. Experimenters measured various parameters that could be related to stress: heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and other signs of stress including struggling and vocalization. Within a few days, I noticed a huge decrease in the aggression by both cats. Product had been in use less than 3 weeks. Actually it does work and quite well. #1 Vet recommended and used. Expensive. Feliway spray is handy to have as you can use it on the go. Have to say I'm on the fence about its effectiveness, as although the fighting decreased, it only slowly dropped to the level of 'detente', which may have happened anyway. Making your kitty feel comfortable in your home will stop them from spraying from stress, and bring you both closer together. Based on your collection of studies, I'm not going to try it, I'll just give her more hiding places and excellent treats. 00 $29.90 $29.90. Personally, I have 2 cats of my own(brother/sister pair) but have recently taken in my mom's cat, who was the only cat in the household for 13 years. The directions say to use for 3 months, well it's been 3 months and nothing has improved, might be getting worse. So back to the question: Does Feliway work? My guess is that the pheromone mess will continue until our studies start to ask even further defined questions (i.e. This helps your cat to feel calm, and reduces unwanted behaviors caused by anxiety (like peeing outside the litterbox). Sometimes need to cover the area with plastic until the sent goes away. Animals, like people, are individuals. If you are experiencing behaviour problems such as vertical scratching or urine marking, the spray can be used directly on these marks alongside the diffuser (once the area has been cleaned thoroughly). I have had cats for many many years, & really researched & tried anything before the diffuser. 1ST of all thank you Michael for the in depth research and all other responders for the personal experience testimonies. Because cats tend to pick up on the emotions and anxiety of their people, do you think that if the human feels more confident (i.e., secure in feeling the Feliway is helping), cats might pick up on that, their own anxiety becomes reduced, and THAT leads to positive results? We recently adopted a 13 year old female, she is declawed.. I have 3 cats since birth and one of them is very anxious, following me around and meowing desperately when she knows I'm going out or to sleep. About 2 years ago my male started urinating and pooping outside the litter box. We plugged it into our Living Room as that was her preferred place, sneaked out & closed door to give maximum effect. Typically if it occurs it will happen in the first few days, and largely I have found it will happen 1-4 times per refill. Stumble. every cat is going to have it's own personal scent that it marks with and a one size fits all makes no sense to me . I brought a feral female kitten into our house, which already contained a one year old male. Feliway is a “feline facial pheromone analogue (also refered to as FFP or FFPA).” It is a human-created chemical copycat (no pun intended) of the pheromones that your cat deposits when they rub their scent glands on objects (or even on you). I almost lost my "Licorice" last October due to Pneumonia and he had to be in an oxygen chamber. She is now going to stay outdoors permanently. Unfortunately we know that when cats are housed in high densities, spraying is very likely. "Casey 90 (£395.00/l) Save 5% more with Subscribe & Save. I get hard pills from the pharmacy (I cut them in half) and physically give them to him. After about six hours, she jumped up on the couch with me - albeit on the other side as far away from me as possible, but still with me. No funding from Ceva. One thing I have observed working with cats…the individualism is startling. Share. 3,6 von 5 Sternen 726. The four cats are snippy with each other and still seem to be snippy with or without the diffuser. That thread is from 2013! Apart from being a natural option, a great advantage of Pet Remedy is that it starts to help within minutes. Using everything but litter box. Not sure if I should stop it or not because I don’t know if her attacking it is a sign she’s reacting badly. Confining your cat to the bathroom will "manage" the damage your cat to do, but won't "retrain" cats - cats do not need training to use the litterbox. Thirty cats were examined under four conditions in a repeated measure study: home with placebo, home with FFPA, vet hospital with placebo and vet hospital with FFPA. This product has been found to reduce scratching, spraying, and hiding for 90% of cats, and many owners see results within 7 days. Now I may have my own biases – the people who are helped (or believe they are being helped) by Feliway most likely never call me for a behavior consultation. Excellent article and the summary of studies was very helpful. I did not include any poster presentations (most of them show positive results, and were by Feliway’s inventor, Philip Pageat, and have not been published in a journal). I've never used Feliway to reduce stress or spraying, but I've had great success using it to prevent scratching (Despite the countless scratching surfaces in my house, occasionally my cats like to dig into the textured upholstery on the back of my sofa. We have four cats, two of whom have occasional behavioural problems. I sprayed it on his blanket and the lounge where he sleeps. A very expensive small bottle of apparently stinky water. It sounds like you need some professional help from a veterinary behaviorist or qualified consultant. The other cats smelled it and backed away. Sir, I didn't anticipate a reply but thank you very much for responding. There was a lot of tension and we'd been working with them both almost 24 hours a day to integrate them, and make them feel comfortable. But does it work? The two had a tussle and the unaffectionate kitty bit the other. And let me know if you find anything else interesting about what the truth is and isn't on Feliway. I've added more litter boxes and water bowls around the house (everyone has their own food bowl and do not free feed) so to lessen any resource issues and, although they are of different ages and activity levels, I am trying to engage them in more play than before. (normal i know) was curious if anyone sees a decrease in meowing mewing and the like while using this product. I've been wanting to write something similar on this topic on my pet sitting blog, but this article and the subsequent comments covered so well all that I was thinking about writing (and more) that I think I'm probably just going to write a brief intro and share this post instead! I would say the next step is finding a behavior consultant who can help you! It makes me a little uncomfortable, for sure. I called Feliway, was told to throw it away. So far, like Marci said, it's probably in my mind that it's helping....the female is still on top of the fridge. However, when I left it on for most of the day yesterday and today, I noticed that at night the anxious cat started acting very playful but in a hyper/twitchy and aggressive way, so I switched off the diffuser. Feliway Calming Spray for Cats - 60ml 9.7 9.2 9.8 2: Feliway Classic 60ml Spray, 60ml 9.5 9.0 9.6 3: Feliway Classic environment spray 60 ml 9.1 8.6 9.2 4: Feliway Classic 30 Day Refill, 48ml Wow - very interesting! Advanced features of this website require that you enable JavaScript in your browser. The vet did prescribe medication for the two, generic Elavil but I know this needs time to build up in their systems and is not a cure, nor am I expecting one just from that. Otherwise they wouldn't be able to recognize whether they are in their own territory or not. Just really wanted one litter for the girl. Get it Monday, Jan 11. Feliway Spray quickly puts an end to stress-related behavior like cat urine marking and inappropriate scratching. The other group(2 kitties from the same litter) there is a Kitty that has taken years to allow affection. Many cat owners have reported the disappearance of inappropriate elimination problems, and others notice that their cats are much calmer when it's used. Upon sniffing it, your cat should feel at home. Reduces scratching and urine spraying: Clinically proven to reduce scratching and urine spraying in 9/10 cats. When I opened the closet door my cat came tearing out, it had a heavy heavy burned electric smell. It makes your whole house smell funny and it leaves the spray all over the wall that you plug the outlet in. ALTHOUGH...ha...I have tried Feliway Friends with fantastic results. It was not an immediate overall cure, but it certainly was a very noticeable change within an hour & thankfully the anxiousness left, FELIWAY Classic Spray Helps make travel and visits to the vet less stressful, and helps prevent signs like scratching and spraying. Out of interest as I found Feliway to be very helpful, I am reading through other peoples experiences. HELP PLEASE. I found her in the top of a spruce tree after leaving feed out for her for a week. I have several cats. Both gotten as kittens. He is fixed and we kept his claws..I don't support declawing any animal. I am so reluctant to spend this much money on something that may not work. She even made a dash for my front door when opened, which is something she has never - ever - done before. I've noticed interesting results and/or symptoms from both regular & Multicat versions. For the spraying only, the male is in the restroom for two weeks to learn not to foul where he sleeps and eats (per the vets recommendation). Thanks for the information . 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. cats and squirrels and other important things…, Evaluation of environment and a feline facial pheromone analogue on physiologic and behavioral measures in cats, https://thecatsite.com/threads/feliway-frustration.254393/, https://www.drmartybecker.com/veterinary-medicine/the-tragedy-of-post-declaw-pain-syndrome-and-how-to-help-cats-who-suffer-from-it/, THIS BLOG IS MOVING!! I use the plug in diffusers upstairs and downstairs in my house so I thought I’d try the spray too after my cat lost her companion. Feliway Cat - Der TOP-Favorit . Doch klappt das wirklich? Vet said there wasn't much hope and said she may have to be euthanized. But I thought the whole concept seemed somewhat strange - the companies, as far as I understood, use the logic that cats mark their territory using pheromones, which calms, which is why synthetic pheromones would help. My heart goes out to those whose cats have had their behavioural problems worsen, but it IS a product worth trialling, without hesitation. This "Casey" person keeps posting various cut-and-paste reviews that all start the same way and then say some blandly positive things about Feliway. Mikel, Your email address will not be published. Lastschrift Vorkasse. My cat started throwing up and appearing to be confused. Thank you for you comments although it was a few years ago. Do we think it will work in all situations? Regardless, it sounds like a situation that needs more help than pheromones or holistic remedies (which have no scientific evidence for efficacy). Thank you so much for your effort in researching Feliway. Feliway Spray provides “happy messages” by mimicking the natural feline reassuring messages (pheromones) to make cats feel calm and comfortable at home. I noticed in the Fear Free modules that they really push the use of pheromones. And I guess my answer would be – for the money that owners spend on Feliway, it really should be doing some magic. Kostenlose Lieferung für viele Artikel! I can't speak highly enough of these products. 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? You remind me of our own house hold (3 cats) we generally all do ok until refill is overlooked Totally agree with what you say about dynamics/situations being different, certainly worth a try & like you for us it works. If you look at the article again, you'll see it should be 5.70 and 8.58. I’m not even sure the diagnosis (anxiety) was correct. This article changed all that! What I can conclude right now is that we’ve got a pheromone mess, and it would be great for someone to clean it up with some decent studies. I tried the plug in and the unaffectionate cat will not come near at all. Plugged in a refill and shortly she was back to her friendly but aloof self. At first we assumed it was the new addition, but now were not so sure it wasn't our original kitty that was doing it out of spite. So here I am, buying a refill, just in case. My cat, Jo-el has had only 2 rides in her carrier (for 15 minute trips). Gradually, however, we noticed aggression creeping back in. 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