When used correctly, Feliway (Comfort Zone) spray and diffusers are clinically proven to reduce stress in cats, and prevent cats from inappropriate marking behaviours in the home.
The special scent that Feliway utilises (odourless to people and other animals) is a replication of the pheromone that cats leave naturally when they are feeling comfortable in their environment.
Every time a cat rubs its cheeks against objects in the home, it leaves behind this pheromone to mark its territory.
Even small changes in your home can upset your cat and prevent them from leaving this pheromone, which in turn makes them feel less secure, and increases their stress. Activities such as redecorating, moving the furniture, having guests, going to the cattery and moving home will remove these natural pheromones for your cat, causing it stress.
Your cat may also be affected by any change in your home organisation and schedule: new family member such as a baby or a new partner, a new job making you more absent from the home, etc. Cats are very sensitive to a routine and stable environment.
Stress can lead to unhappy behaviour such as less interaction with you, hiding away, general mischief or even scratching or spraying.
Using Feliway will help maintain the scent that gives your cat the feeling of peace and calm and reduce the stress that your cat experiences.
Usage Information It’s important to continue treatment for at least 30 days, even if the unwanted behaviour has ceased within that time. In extreme cases, ‘reminder’ maintenance sprays may be necessary every 2 to 3 days. If the cat is over 10 years old, spray areas once daily for 45 days or use the Feliway Diffuser for constant coverage.
If you believe a change in the home may initiate marking, you can prevent it by spraying Feliway on furniture, doors and in the corners of rooms as you would if the cat were marking.
To prevent scratching, Feliway should be sprayed once per day on areas of surfaces that could be attractive to the cat (typically surfaces that are fully visible and vertical.)
Feliway can also be used to calm cats in stressful situations. Depending on the problem you want to solve you can use the Feliway Diffuser or Feliway Spray or both