FELIWAY--PHEROMONATHERAPY FOR CATS
Feliway Comforts Cats in Their Own Language!
"Pheromonatherapy" is a great technique to de-stress cats. Please check out this link to a pheromone product called Feliway.
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Bunting or Allorubbing-Why do cats rub their faces on you, how do they use their facial pheromone to signal safety and security. Once you understand this, you will understand how Feliway mimics the cats own facial pheromone to help a cat feel safe and secure!
There are many feline health and behavioral conditionis that are stress related. For instance; Feline Upper Respiratory Diseases, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD), Feline Inappropriate Urination and Feline Urine Marking are often caused or exacerbated by stressful situations. Stressfull situations might include changes in the household, new visitors, multi-pet homes, travel, and boarding. Any kitty with any illness is likely feeling stress and using Feliway may benefit!
Feliway is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone, used by cats to mark their territory as safe and secure. By mimicking the cat's natural facial pheromones, Feliway creates a state of familiarity and security in the cat's local environment. As a result, Feliway can be used to help comfort and reassure cats while they cope with a challenging situation or new environment. It is important to use this product properly, the Feliway website has great instructions on How to Use Feliway!
Feliway comes as a spray or room diffuser and is available for purchase at Deer Run Animal Hospital. The spray form can be useful to spray in the cat's carrier and inside the car about 15-30 minutes prior to the trip. Apply a squirt of spray into each corner, and the roof and floor of the carrier, and to any bedding inside the carrier before each trip.
We often use the Feliway Diffuser in use in our feline exam room to make cat's feel welcome upon arrival. We also often spray towels and exam tables before we do our feline treatments and examinations on them.
Deer Run Animal Hospital also uses the Feliway Spray to make our patient's hospital and boarding stays more relaxing. We spray our kitties' bedding and cages with the spray daily. It helps our feline guests feel welcome and relaxed!
Beware! Imitation feline pheromone products are on the market. They ARE NOT the same as Feliway. Feliway has been scientifically investigated with over 16 published studies, and is used by leading Board Certified Veterinary Behavior Specialists around the world!