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How to use Feliway for Fickle Cats

Is your cat acting different? It could be stress

Feliway is a pheromone spray, collar, or diffuser that is a wonderful tool for stressed cats. It comes in 2 types, classic and multi-cat. Here are some tips on how to use it to help the cat(s) in your home and share how it has been a relief for cats in our shelter and foster program.

Classic to help your cat feel calm

Classic Feliway diffusers are perfect to have in places where you want your cat to be comfortable. For example, the room where they have their bed, litterbox, or toys. This is a place where you want your cat to spend time and feel safe. Feliway does not contain any scent, as cats do not enjoy smells in items such as scented litter or air fresheners. You should not notice any smell from the diffuser, and it will cover 800 square feet of an enclosed space. Feliway classic spray can be sprayed directly on items such as beds or blankets to entice cats to spend time there and relax. Collars can be used for both indoor and working cats to help them adjust to new surroundings. The collars should fit tighter than a regular collar because the pheromone is activated by your cat’s body heat.

Multi-cat for conflict resolution in and outside the home

Feliway Multi-cat is used for conflict resolution among cats. This can be in a multi-cat household or if you have outdoor cats that frequent your property. Cats have an amazing sense of smell and outdoor cats can cause stress to your indoor cats even if they never encounter one another. This is also a good option for adopters looking to introduce another cat into their home. Feliway Classic and Multi-cat can be used together to help address stressors inside and outside the home.

At the shelter and in foster care, cats come into an unfamiliar situation chalk full of new smells and sounds. This would be stressful for anyone. The Classic Feliway lets these cats know that this is a safe space and they should feel comfortable eating, drinking, napping, and using their litterbox. Multi-cat is great for cats going into foster homes with other cats, or at the shelter where they may be exposed to multiple cats in their surroundings.

Consider donating some Classic Feliway or Multi-Cat to our shelter to help our cats feel comfortable and content until they find their forever homes. Send items directly to the Bucks County SPCA by using our Amazon Wish List.