Products That Help Deter Misbehavior
Veterinary assistant, Lizzie, uses it to help control her cat’s destructive behavior. When it runs low “Monkey” begins to shred her clothes and go fishing for her goldfish. Dr. Partlow uses it to prevent her young cats from pestering and attacking her feline old timer. So what is “it”?
It is a veterinary product designed to control various behavior problems that cats experience. Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure. The pheromones used are natural substances. They mimic an animals own pheromones that have a natural calming affect. When a cat feels safe in its environment it rubs its head against the furniture, the corners of walls, or the bottom of curtains, leaving substances (the facial pheromones) that convey a message of calm, well-being and absence of stress. Now you can use Feliway to have the same comforting effect on your pet.
The liquid Feliway comes as a spray or as a plug-in, slow-release diffuser. The spray is used on areas of a room that cats would naturally rub up against such as corners of furniture and doorways and the plug-in diffuser covers 500-650 square feet. The diffusers last about a month and refills can be purchased.
Uses in cats include:
• Housesoiling misbehavior/ urine marking
• Aggression between feline household members
• Destructive behavior including furniture scratching
• Anxiety associated with moving to a new home
• New arrivals and overcrowding
• Travel or visits to the veterinarian (spray in travel carrier)