Comfort Zone with Feliway Diffuser for Cats

Manufacturer
Farnam Companies, Inc.

General Information

Comfort Zone with Feliway Diffuser (BOX)

Details

Binding
Misc.
Brand
Central Life Sciences
EAN
0039079061216
Feature
It's clinically proven to help.
Height
7 inches
Length
2.32 inches
Width
2.62 inches
Label
Farnam Companies, Inc.
Manufacturer
Farnam Companies, Inc.
Model
3006121
MPN
3006121
Package Quantity
1
Product Group
Pet Products
Product Type Name
ABIS_PET_PRODUCTS
Publisher
Farnam Companies, Inc.
Studio
Farnam Companies, Inc.
Title
Comfort Zone with Feliway Diffuser for Cats, 48 ml
UPC
039079061216
Weight
1.8 pounds
Size
Small

Latest reviews

Pros: easy to use
Cons: expensive, not effective
We used the diffusers, several throughout the house, along with the Feliway spray and collars.  There was, perhaps, a moderate effect/improvement in the aggression and spraying behaviors right after starting to use, but then things went right back to as bad as ever.  Pee everywhere, growling, hissing, chasing, fighting to the point of one cat pooping.  It was awful.  So many folks raved, at multiple sites, about the pheromones, but it just didn't work for us, at least not enough to justify the expense.  And we used it continuously for about 6 months to give it a fair trial.  At any rate, after trying a very long list of products and environmental changes to improve the situation, and spending a fortune, we found relief by letting a two of the three cats go outside away from the one who just would not leave them alone, and put him on Prozac.  Prozac was the absolute last resort and I know some folks say they would never ever do such a thing.  But it worked. 
Pros: no odor
Cons: expensive!
We tried this when our new cat started peeing on things. We didn't want to have to take him back to the shelter so we bought this to see if it would help with anything. He continued to pee on things while the diffuser was plugged in, but eventually stopped. I have no idea if the Feliway really helped at all since we stopped using it when it ran out without him starting to pee everywhere again. It may have helped encourage him to stop, or he may have just settled in to our home and stopped on his own. It's hard to say. This stuff is too expensive for the results to only be possibly related to the Feliway.
Pros: It might be helping. Not sure yet
Cons: It's expensive
I bought 2 diffusers and 2 refills to help my new foster kitty adjust. I honestly have no idea if it's working or not. I think it might be helping a little bit. I keep it plugged in just in case.

It's expensive. I bought 1 diffuser that comes with the bottle at Petco and it was $50. I had ordered one a diffuser with 2 refills from Amazon for $60 or so but it wasn't going to be delivered for another day or 2 and kitty seemed stressed. He is doing better but I have no idea if it's the Feliway or if he's just getting more comfortable in his new environment

Comments

I use the ComfortZone or Feliway Spray (there are 2 different names- but it is the same stuff, made by the same company) on cat carrier blankets when I do TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) of ferals and strays and also use it when ever I have a new cat around or do rescue- so all pick ups/ travel and vet visits I use this stuff for.  The vet hospital I used to work at also used it in every "Cat" room on all the towels for each cat client.  It does work, however the spray has a horrible immediate smell/mist- that makes you cough and i think it stinks- but only right after immediate use..It eventually wears off.  Kind of expensive- but totally worth it.
 
I'm in a multi-cat house (although I live in a tiny village, the amount of people who rent, move out and leave the cat behind like old furniture is astronomical!), and all are adopted strays, or their offspring, but some cats that are from other homes are particularly aggressive, especially towards spayed females, not to mention the territorial "marking" problem.
I used Feliway in the "Cat Room" for a few months, and not only did the number of fights diminish, but a few really timid cats became almost cuddly. No more regular marking either, although I do wash the areas with water and alcohol, lemon scented if I have it, which is great for cat pipi smells. It doesn't encourage them to return, like bleach and other products either.
The Feliway diffuser really did break the cats' infernal daily aggressive circle, though. Calm was restored, and both I and the cats were less stressed.
Also I don't know if it was the Feliway, or time, but one older cat who'd never let himself be touched and froze as if he wanted to be invisible each time a human aproached, is now being stroked, and sleeps happily on a cushion. Poor dear had obviously been badly treated, but he's much happier, and is integrated well with the others and me now.
I don't use it anymore, but I still have the Diffused, and I have a refill the day after I command it, if I need to use it again.
I'd used a similar product for one of my dogs, when she was really perturbed by the death of her bigger playmate, but in coller form, and it helped her a lot.
It can't do miracles, but it can help along with love and patience.
 
If you run into the problem again, try spraying the spray Feliway...you can spray it directly on any 'pee spot' and the cat will never pee there again.
 
 During the re-training, you have to spray the area every 12 hours...the spray is a little less expensive than having to buy the whole diffuser and refill...but both are very good....
 
I think in your cat's case, the diffuser emitted a scent that calmed him down, which is what it is supposed to do.   I agree with you, that he was probably stressed out in the initial introduction to the new home and that stuff will really work for these kinds of circumstances.  He was in transition rather than being a 'problem pee-er."  And it got him over the difficult adjustment.  Glad he is doing well. 
 
I imagine that this is the kind of product that works for some cats in certain situations, but not all.  I tried it. Like dhammagirl, I found the pheromones ineffective. And it's very expensive.
 
I've had better luck rubbing a drop of Self-Heal and Aspen between my cat's shoulder blades.  Bach Rescue Remedy also works well, but it leaves an oily residue on fur.  If you have a water bowl, rather than a fountain, a few drops of Rescue Remedy in the water can sometimes help.
 
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