I had them both checked out by vet to be sure there were not physical problems, first. I've also heard of cats urinating on or near a diffuser. I have no idea, but that is an interesting question. I have a 1 1/2 year old male cat (that we got as an 8 week old kitten) and he is often kindof mean to our 16 year old female cat. Feliway for cats in cat behavior cats cat reading. I will stay alert to any mood changes and give you more input when we return. Does comfort zone fit in Feliway diffuser? He wouldnt go near his blanket or sit in his usual spot where i sprayed, he avoided it completely. 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. Whatever you do, let the wick cool down a bit before recapping it or handling it. Feliway DOES work, and markedly so for some cats, but it may not work AT ALL. I have had my 10 year old male one fluoxetine (animal Prozac) for many years due to marking in the house. Just like that. 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 completely agree with you that, given the price for iffy results, money may be better spent on various forms of enrichment or other resources that could be more effective in deterring marking behavior or reducing stress. But should it not yield acceptable results in your household, definitely consider contacting a reputable cat behavior expert to assist you in resolving your cat dynamic issues. So here I am, buying a refill, just in case. Your article is a hoot and very well researched. I know this is anecdotal, but I was really skeptical as to whether it would work. With the diffuser she seemed to resume her prior usual habits. Maybe some methods of application or use are more effective than others. Saves my sanity. (normal i know) was curious if anyone sees a decrease in meowing mewing and the like while using this product. That didn't make much sense to me, since each individual cat ought to have its own pheromone pattern. Thank you for summarizing the current research. Our best overall choice is the Feliway MultiCat Starter Kit Plug-In Diffuser because it will instantly alleviate tension and conflict between cats, keeping your multi-cat household in a constant state of peace for up to four weeks on one refill. Just as a follow up, I would never consider anything a "cure-all", and restarted behaviour modification now (with a compliant cat). I have been using it for 3 months and it Definately appears to decrease my cats dress level. They mimic a chemical emitted by cats. Smells like old socks washed in foosty water. Classic vs. multicat . Out of interest as I found Feliway to be very helpful, I am reading through other peoples experiences. Within a few days, I noticed a huge decrease in the aggression by both cats. Then we ran out of the product for one day and wham the mishap occurred again. Ceva has funded 42 studies. i just read through the comments and I would agree with the Mikel Delgado that it might or might not work. I have been citing the study by Frank (2010) at several presentations I have been giving to vet techs and behaviour therapists alike. I must commend your very balanced & well written view, particularly paragraph from "Although it works in my situation......... that can make a world of difference and result in long term solutions.". These diffusers have become so commonplace, recommended by professionals and pet owners, but do we know what these products actually do?? It's to pricey. The low concentration Valerian based formulation works with the pet's own natural calming mechanisms by mimicking GABA (a natural calming agent present in all mammals). Another good thing to compare it to, in terms of cost: how many TNVR's could this pay for? A few days in of Feliway friends diffuser. The original Feliway product is recommended for problems with spraying and urine marking. But does it work? Thanks for sharing. The price was so much better (ironically, as of when I’m writing this, the ThunderEase single refill is $20 each and the Feliway option is $13). Does the product work? I'm going to recommend it to a friend who has an elderly cat and just brought a small rabbit into the home as a pet for her seven-year-old daughter. Our experience with the others which are also thirty day supplies generally last about two and a half weeks. Bengal is not impressed and he got aggressive from these diffusers. Top Cat. ALTHOUGH...ha...I have tried Feliway Friends with fantastic results. Just consider our rankings above as a suggestion. So that study did actually show a nice treatment effect, but as a review pointed out, it didn't show relapse rates later.. so did it continue to work? I bought one to try to help my cats feel more comfortable with a kitten and within an hour of plugging it in, my cats were fighting. Not aggressive previously. The Feliway does not work and I have two. Dont think Feliway works at all. The four cats are snippy with each other and still seem to be snippy with or without the diffuser. Tough to do (find a large enough cohort of potential responders, then double blind that…) and maybe even harder to find funding for it….but not impossible. Hi Dale, I am wondering though about your experience of "house smell funny and it leaves the spray all over the wall that you plug the outlet in."? I need to reorder some Feliway refills, and was wondering if the Multicat formula might be worth a try. You can't spritz the inside walls of carrier two minutes before leaving for a vet visit and expect results. When I put it on she calms down and stops meowing and following me everywhere. I wish there were something that would help him to relax that isn't life threatening. Jun 22, 2015 #9 artiemom Artie, my Angel; a part of my heart. Using this for over a year as a hail-mary for my 16 year old Bengal boy provided ZERO results. Leave a comment. Feliway covers a room size of up to 70m² (750 sq ft). Make the carrier more inviting by placing a soft towel or cozy, old sweater smelling of the cat's owner (familiar natural pheromone scent). Related topics: Feliway MultiCat Pheromones Feliway. Vet also recommended Feliway as a "possible" help. But major progress, which to me WAS a miracle. Whatever the case may be, it is the owner’s responsibility to help their pets in these situations. She hid behind furniture, under a bed, and amidst items in my attached garage. It makes your whole house smell funny and it leaves the spray all over the wall that you plug the outlet in. Like the post I am responding to, we used Feliway out of desperation for an overly anxious/fearful cat. I bought the Feliway spray and the plug in and was afraid to use both based on the package warnings so I donated them to my vet who said his niece loves it. 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.
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