Feliway – What do I need to know?
What is Feliway®?
Feliway® is a synthetic copy of the ‘feline facial pheromone’ and is proven to reassure and comfort cats, helping them to cope with changes in their environment or other stressful situations.
The effects of Feliway® has been shown in more than 13 studies published in scientific journals or presented at veterinary conferences all over the world.
Clinical trials show a reduction in urine spraying in up to 91% of households and up to 96% reduction in stress-related vertical scratching.
What are ‘Facial pheromones’?
When a cat feel safe and comfortable in its environment, it rubs its head against the furniture, walls, bottom of curtains etc, leaving a substance call the facial pheromone. This pheromone is specific to cats and conveys a message of security and reassurance. In the presence of this pheromone cats are seen to show less signs of stress.
Feliway® can be used to:
• Help reduce, prevent or stop indoor spraying or vertical scratching
• Help prevent tension or reduce conflict between cats and restore harmony with your household
• Help prevent or reduce stress-related behavioural or medical problems (i.e.: Loss of appetite or reduced desire to interact and play, general nervous behaviour, urinary problems etc…)
• Help your cat cope in stressful situations – Multi-cat households, changes to the environment (i.e. a stay in a cattery, new home or another disruption in the cat’s territory such as visitors, builders, Christmas etc.)
Feliway® can also be used under direction from a vet or feline behaviourist to help cats showing other stress-related behavioural or medical problems.