Feliway Diffuser & Spray
Feliway – positive olfactory messages for your cat
Odours can have a big influence on feline behaviour. Feliway makes use of this effect, with its products emitting via positive olfactory messages stress-reducing signals that can influence a cat's behaviour. In our bitiba cat shop, you can find a choice selection from the Feliway product range, including diffusers, environmental and transport sprays.
What is Feliway for cats?
Feliway for cats is a group of products that can change unwanted behaviour with the help of feel-good scents. The intention of the olfactory messages is to communicate to the cat that everything is OK, so that it will stop its behaviour of its own accord. Here are some examples of unwanted behaviour:
• Urine markings
• Conflict with other cats
• Fearful hiding
• Refusing food
• Excessive hygiene
The Classic and Friends products are available as diffusers with refill bottles. Feliway Classic also comes as a spray. The manufacturer recommends Feliway Friends and Optimum for cats in conflict. Classic or Optimum are recommended for other types of unwanted behaviour.
What effect does Feliway have on cats?
Cats communicate through messages also known as pheromones. A distinction can be made between territorial, relaxation and harmonious messages. Territorial messages are associated with the unwanted types of behaviour mentioned above. Feliway products are designed to counteract this with positive relaxation and harmonious messages. In general, the objective is to reduce the feeling of stress based on a territory perceived as unsafe.
When does Feliway start to work?
When using diffusers, the manufacturer assumes that changes in a cat's behaviour will occur after about seven days. If the mode of behaviour has become consolidated over an extended period of time, it can also take longer for a cat to react to the feel-good olfactory messages. The effect of the Classic spray is almost immediate and lasts for around four to five hours.
How long should you use Feliway?
You should use a diffuser for at least 30 days. The effect is achieved by spreading the smell throughout the room. If you choose a longer usage duration, you also have to change the bottle after 30 days for full efficacy. There are always a few drops left in the bottle that don't have sufficient contact with the wick to evaporate. Use the spray once a day on the areas marked by the cat, which could be scratch marks on the wall or furniture marked with urine.
What has to be considered when using Feliway?
If you use Feliway Classic spray, never spray it directly on your cat or the scratching tree. It's possible to use it inside a carry case, but not when the cat is actually inside it. Take the expiry date on the bottle into consideration too. Ensure free air circulation when using a diffuser and don't plug it into a socket underneath furniture. The refill bottles are only compatible with Feliway diffusers. Feliway is harmless for cats, dogs, humans and fish in aquariums. However, the products should never be used in a room where there is a cage with parrots or budgies.
Which is the best Feliway for my cat?
Well-being made easy with the Feliway Classic diffuser
Consisting of the Feliway plug and bottle, the Feliway Classic diffuser specifically promotes the well-being of all cats and gives them a sense of security. The smell calms your feline friend in stressful situations, such as moving house. The Feliway diffuser makes it easier for cats to get used to a new home and calms them down when they have to go in a transport cage for travels. Your cat will react calmly in difficult future situations, as the perfect synthetic reproduction of the renowned feel-good pheromone will help it find more harmony and balance. The Feliway diffuser can be easily plugged into a common plug socket. The pheromones are spread by circulating room air.
Ensures harmonious behaviour – the Feliway Friends diffuser
The fragrance of Feliway Friends is reminiscent of the smell of a mother cat, therefore can mitigate conflicts between several cats. When several cats live in the same household, conflict is a daily occurrence. The diffuser, which is simply plugged into a socket, contains a substance that naturally imitates the close bond between young cats and their mother, encouraging harmonious behaviour. The electric vaporiser spreads the smell throughout the room. Even after a short period of use, the scientifically tested product brings about a noticeable improvement in cats' behaviour towards each other.