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Feliway Diffuser - stops cats from spraying

  1. Mar 23, 2010 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I am simply amazed by this product - The Feliway pheromone diffuser
    http://www.feliway.com/us

    It was recommended by our vet and appears to be 100% effective for our latest problem cat. Our older male cat had started spraying in the house. Over the last twenty years, we have tried any number of products that are supposed to stop this behavior - TOO MANY - but none worked for any cat. We plugged this thing in and the spraying stopped immediately! After a month or so, when the diffuser ran dry, it couldn't have more than a day or two before Isaac sprayed again. We WILL be getting a refill unit today [they were sold out yesterday].

    Also, the cats seem to love it. Isaac started sleeping on the floor next to the diffuser.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2010 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Intersting. Is the claim about Pheromonatherapy accurate?

    http://www.feliway.com/us/To-know-everything-about-Feliway/What-is-Feliway-R [Broken]
     
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  4. Mar 24, 2010 #3

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    I have no idea how it works, but it seems odd to say it is the pheromone they use to mark their territory. Wouldn't that be cat-specific? I mean, one cat marks his territory to tell the next to stay away; it's not all the same identical scent. Maybe it's the other way around, to tell them it's already the property of some other cat, and keep their spray off?

    Does it have any smell you can notice?
     
  5. Mar 25, 2010 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    There is no detectable odor; at least, not that we can tell. I'm not sure what Feliway claims in this regard. Tsu is hypersensitive to smells so I would expect her to notice if there was even a slight odor. There is also no doubt that Isaac loves it. He actually started sleeping on the floor right next to the outlet.

    This is supposed to be effective for all sorts of behavior problems.
     
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  6. Mar 25, 2010 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Come up with a product that works on teenagers and we'll have our first trillionaire. :biggrin:
     
  7. Mar 25, 2010 #6

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    You will just have to find solution to the "sleeping on the floor" part.
     
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  8. Apr 6, 2010 #7

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    LOL! :rofl:

    I guess there might be a difference between how it really works and how it's marketed too. That's one good thing about products aimed toward pets...they don't understand what the product is supposed to do, so aren't as susceptible to the placebo effect as with products aimed toward people. It's a lot more convincing when it works for a cat than a person.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2010 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    So you are suggesting that with the proper psychological priming, this may work for teenagers? Brilliant!!!
     
  10. Apr 12, 2010 #9

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    Well, our problem child started spraying in the bedroom; at the opposite end of the house. We put another Feliway unit in the bedroom and the spraying stopped immediately.

    We don't expect Isaac to last much longer, but we hate to have him put down before his time and this had to stop now.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2010 #10

    Evo

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    Poor Isaac, if he was in better health, I'd suggest neutering, thankfully that stops spraying.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2010 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    He is neutered. We find that male cats will sometimes do this when they get old, and esp when they are sick. Einstein did the same thing when he got old. IIRC, Dirt II did as well [not sure which cat anymore].
     
  13. Apr 12, 2010 #12

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    You had a cat named Dirt II? :tongue:

    Well, in tht case, I'm glad the diffuser works.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2010 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    We had Dirt [1], Dirt II, and Dirt the Turd.
     
  15. Apr 12, 2010 #14

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    :rofl:
     
  16. Apr 12, 2010 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    I guess I should clarify that when I said that Einstein sprayed in the house when he got old, I meant our cat, not Albert.
     
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