Comfort Zone with Feliway Spray for Cats

Buy Now
Farnam Companies, Inc.
Pros: easy to use
Cons: really scenty
First off my bottle doesn't say Comfort Zone anywhere on it, it just says Feliway.

Everyone recommended this for stressed out cats so that's why I bought a bottle. Transporting my new little kittens back & forth to the vet for shots every few weeks, I didn't want them totally stressed out. I would spray in my cat carrier, on the plastic, in the back & then leave it open until it aired out.

I would then put whoever inside & transport them. I don't know if it works. Most cats hate car rides so they always howl & you can tell they just aren't happy. One time though I had this cat who was really freaking out, he wouldn't stop jumping & it's like everything was freaking him out. I've never seen anything like it before. I took the spray & sprayed it in the carpet in like 4 spots around the room. Turned on the ceiling fan (because the stuff stinks) & after like 10-15 min, he laid down & was totally different, back to normal!

So that is my experience with this spray. I guess it does work but I don't think it's a fast fix.
Cons: Expensive, did not change unwanted behavior.
I used the product for 3 consecutive  months  and there was no positive change in any of our cats. In fact,  they seemed to fight more. We do however, have a home with cathedral ceilings. So mabye that is why it did not work for us. 
1.00 star(s)
5.00 star(s)
Pros: calmed my guy down in his carrier
Cons: price
I bought a can of the spray because my guy is suck a nervous cat. He was terrified with every Vet appointment. He really cried in the car, even howling at times.

The last Vet visit, I sprayed the insides of the carrier with the Comfort Zone, even the towel he lies on. To my surprise, Artie was so calm!

He did not cry ~~ We Talked!   And on the way home, I did not have to cover his carrier with a towel. He was animated, even wanting to look out and see the traffic going by! On the way home, we also talked!

I am a great believer in the Comfort Zone, Feliway plug-ins for the house also. Originally, I did not feel they helped with calming him, but each time they ran out, his behavior changed..

The good part is this spray can, has lasted a long time! It is very pricey, but over time, I guess it is worth it.
Pros: Seems to have an actual slight effect on cats,
Cons: The smell from the spray, price, doesn't work for what we needed it for
I bought Feliway spray in November 2014 in preparation for a cross provincial move. We acclimated our two cats to it immediately after bringing it home by spraying it on luggage, boxes and the cat carrier. They seemed slightly calm and content about that but then on moving day, they were just too stressed out. First we spent the night at my sister's house (she has 2 cats) so the Feliway seemed to work when we sprayed it on the door separating the cats. Then we went to the airport and no amount of Feliway could have calmed them down. They were in cargo in the plane and then we drove straight to their new apartment - though our stuff had not arrived. Feliway did not help in the week adjusting to this new place. 

Feliway does not work when we spray a blanket and put it in carrier for a trip to the vets now. It seems the awful plane ride is associated with this product and it seemingly has no effect any more. Now we just have a half full can of Feliway. There is also a smell right when you spray it which is slightly stingy on the nose, the instructions recommend using the product 20 minutes before stressful event. So I don't see how this would be effective when trying to stop scratching or destructive behaviours. 

I recommend people try this product, it didn't do what we wanted it to so we're disappointed in it but we also consider that we put our cats through the most terrifying events of their lives. It was an expensive experiment. Just know it might not work depending on the cat and reason for using it. 
  • Purraise
Reactions: 1 person
Pros: Works well
Cons: Expensive
I bought this to help my nervous cat through an hour long car ride and transition to a new house.  To my surprise, it actually made a difference!  Instead of crying and clawing at the carrier, she was quiet throughout the entire drive.  I just got a new cat a week ago who used to be a stray. He HATES his carrier with a vengeance.  I wasn't sure if it would have an affect on him, but it worked again.  Would definitely recommend.  
Purchase Date
Purchase Price
Pros: Inexpensive online
Cons: Can run out quickly if you use a lot of it
I purchased this to try and alleviate some of the inappropriate urination/spraying issues my cat was having out of the blue. I use this in combination with the diffuser plug in. I primarily used this after her most recent accidents, and it definitely helped deter her from going pee there again.

Now, it has come in handy otherwise. I have sprayed it on the couch where she has scratched and basically destroyed the upholstery....but, after several days of spraying it 1-2x a day, I soon saw her rubbing her face up against the couch arm, which is an indication that the cat no longer feels the need to mark that area otherwise.

It's also very handy to use in a carrier when moving/taking kitty to the vet/any trips whatsoever. Just spritz a little bit of it into the carrier about 10-15 minutes before the trip and it should prove to be useful in calming your cat down.

All cats are different, so my results may not match yours. Keep that in mind. :)
Pros: Stopped clawing of furniture, peeing on things, and scared behavior
Cons: not cheap
I just got 2 cats and they were real scared until I got this. They were feeling great.
Pros: Amazingly effective to stop peeing and clawing furniture, also good to spray in carrier
Cons: Not cheap, but if you research, can find it 1/2 price
I wrote a lengthy review on the FELIWAY PLUG IN DIFFUSERS for the house, so I will refer you to that review to get a whole run-down on how this works for us.

Recently, I had a neutered male cat that, out of the blue, after three years of great behavior, suddenly started peeing ( more 'marking' actually ) nightly , under the dining room rug and on the kitchen rug.      ( we took him to vet and ruled out any behavior problems first ....and the cat boxes were always pretty clean)

This area is  right next to our sliding glass door-wall, overlooking the back yard,  where ( during spring-- queening season )  the random neighborhood cats have started doing their thing late at night.   

I already was using the Feliway plug ins, which work beautifully to stop fighting, etc. but I happen to see on the Feliway website, if I had this type of issue, to spray the Feliway SPRAY directly over every inch of the 'pee carpet' every 12 hours.  And if it didn't work right away, to do it twice a day for 30 days.    

Ok, well I did it one night,  then 12 hours later, and low and behold, he didn't pee the next night !  Thinking it was a coincidence, I continued to spray this stuff over every inch of the two carpets every 12 hours, for the next several days....and he never peed again !

Now, one night, about ten days later ( and the stray cats were STILL out there in the back yard,  at night peeing, mating, etc. ) I FORGOT to spray this stuff and darn it, didn't he pee AGAIN !   Immediately, I started my every 12 hour spray duty, then after many days, decided to live dangerously and  actually began to do it only once a day but around 8 p.m. at NIGHT   ( he would only pee at night and the ferals were only there from about 9 p.m. thru 1 a.m. not sure why )   We seem to be ok, now, just doing it once a day, but in the evening before 'pee time' would begin in the past.  

I hope I don't have to keep this up forever, but my vet says that this kitten / queening season will end in a month or two, so we can only hope.  But this stuff works like a charm.

And I spray it in their carriers when we have to go to the vet.  Neither of my cats are a huge problem going in the carrier to the vet, but if it makes them feel better, I am happy to use it.

This stuff is expensive in the local pet retail stores, but if you go to Amazon, or to Drs. Foster and Smith Pet Catalogue website, they have them much cheaper, they honor the manufacturers coupons and have periodic sales, when I usually buy several and keep them on hand. 

3/5/14  UPDATE:  Queening season seems to be winding down.....For the past seven days, I  have stopped spraying the Feliway on the 'pee carpets,' ( mind you, still have the plug-ins, though )  and NO PEEING !  I am still holding my breath, but it seems to have worked and the 'mating carnival' which was going on outside in the backyard has apparently moved on.  So my neutered male kitty doesn't seem to have the need to 'mark his territory' by peeing under the dining room rug and on the kitchen area rug. ...we are cautiously optimistic. 

6/9/14  UPDATE:      He hasn't peed there ever again, and its been quite a while now, without spraying any Feliway on the carpet.  And the outdoor cats are long gone now. 
  • Purraise
Reactions: 1 person