Feliway for Cats
How does Feliway work?
Cats naturally produce a secretion (called a pheromone) from glands in the skin of their muzzle and face, which is transferred onto surfaces when they rub their face against them. This is something they do when they are feeling relaxed, confident and at ease with the situation. The cat's feeling of wellbeing which accompanies this action is re-enforced by picking up the scent which is transferred at the same time. Feliway is a made to contain the same compound as the naturally produced pheromones. When a cat detects Feliway on a surface, or in the air, it triggers a response in the cat which brings out the desirable feelings which occur when a cat is "face rubbing" naturally. This has the effect of influencing the cat's "mood" so that a cat which is not feeling confident or calm will be encouraged to relax.
What can Feliway for Cats be used for?
Feliway can be effective whenever it is desired to make a cat more relaxed and confident, such as:
- When introducing a cat to a new home and other cats
- Urine marking due to stress
- During loud noises and changes around the house
Feliway Friends is a synthetic copy of the cat appeasing pheromone (CAP) naturally produced by nursing mothers to her kittens after birth. This pheromone helps the kittens feel safe and secure and promotes a bond between them and their mother.
Feliway Friends is specifically designed for cats in multi-cat households and is designed to provide calm and comfort to cats. It is clinically proven to help reduce tension and conflicts between cats in multi-cat households.
In comparison, Feliway Classic is used to improve feelings of security and familiarity within an environment, reduce general anxiety, and stop or reduce unwanted behaviours such as urine spraying and scratching.
The latest product from Feliway is the all NEW Feliscratch. Feliscratch is a unique solution designed to redirect your pets scratching to a new desired location and encourage new cats to use scratching posts (rather than your furniture and house).
Scratching is a natural behaviour in cats, mainly to mark their territory and keep their nails trim. However indoor scratching can also be a sign of anxiety, which may be due to changes in the home or a sign of tension and conflict between other cats in the house.
The new Feliway liquid formula combines three key ingredients:
1. Blue colour, so new lines that mimic the visual message of the scratches can be created
2. Catnip to attract your cat to the scratching post
3. A synthetic copy of the pheromone message that attracts your cat to scratch the post
How to use Feliscratch:
Its simple. Just apply the Feliscratch slowly onto your cats scratching post by drawing 2 or 3 lines every time as follows:
• 1 pipette daily during the first week
• 1 pipette at the beginning of week 3 and week 4
Feliscratch works fast!
Improvements can be seen after only 7 days.
• In over 8/10 cats that have been scratching on objects in the home
• In over 9/10 newly adopted cats that were encouraged to use the scratching post