Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Feliway

Feliway® is a product which reproduces certain pacifying properties of cat facial pheromones.

The placing of facial pheromones is a behaviour which is well known to all cat owners. When a cat feels safe in its environment, it rubs its head from the side of the chin to the base of the ear, against the furniture, the corners of walls or the bottom of curtains. By doing this, the animal is depositing facial pheromones. These marks convey a message of well-being and a feeling of security.

When there is a change in the cat's environment (such as visits to the vets, return from hospitalisation, moving house, new arrivals, rearrangement of furniture) or if the cat is scared, a state of disquiet or stress may develop. This state can be expressed by changes in behaviour, such as urine marking, vertical scratching, loss of appetite or refusal to play and to interact.

In these situations, Feliway® Spray or Feliway® Diffuser can be used to restore the natural balance. Feliway® is a safe solution of feline facial pheromone, which mimics the cat's natural pheromones, creating a state of well-being and calm.

Pheromones are natural substances extremely widespread in the animal kingdom. They are used to communicate between members of the same species.The development by CEVA SANTE ANIMALE and PHEROSYNTHESE of commercial formulations of nature identical pheromones for use in cats (Feliway®) and in dogs (Dog Appeasing Pheromone - D.A.P.®) created a new field in veterinary science. Pheromonatherapy is an innovative and natural solution to manage stress related problems in cats and dogs.

We swear by Feliway in our house since Pandora was diagnosed with chronic recurring cystitis, brought on by stress and depression. She has a diffuser in the dining room near her day bed, and one up on the landing for night times. She also has a little puffaspray for her pen at the cattery. She was a different cat when we introduced Feliway to the house; after being very poorly for a few months, she got a new lease of life. So the Feliway stays :-)

cq

6 comments:

Mary P. said...

You mean that affectionate chin-rub my cat gives me several times a day is marking me with pheromones? I had no idea.

I did once buy a friend (he was recently single, it was a joke) a cologne that was supposed to contain pheromones to increase his attractiveness to women. He never told me if it worked!

craziequeen said...

Yup, you're being marked - probably a lot because of all the 'little strangers' in your house daily.

It's called 'chinning' - I call it kissing :-)

cq

CyberKitten said...

Oh Mary... Those sprays don't work....

Well... so I've been told.. anyway....

craziequeen said...

ah, but chinning does :-)

And an animal's love is so much more unblemished than human love...

cq

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