Common stress-related behavior problems include:
Over grooming or decreased grooming
Tension between cats
F3 fraction of feline facial pheromone analogue - 10%
The effect of Feliway Spray lasts 4 to 5 hours.
Each 20 mL bottle delivers about 125 sprays
Feliway is designed especially for cats, is non-sedative and has no effect on people or any other animals.
Feliway can be used alongside traditional medications.
Feliway is not a veterinary medicine. If there are signs of disease consult your veterinarian. USES
To comfort your cat during travelling
Spray 8 to 10 pumps of Feliway at least 15 minutes before the cat is introduced into the environment (car, carrier, kennel etc.): one spray should be administered to each of the 4 corners, 2 sprays to the floor and 2 sprays to the top of the carrier or kennel.
The effect should last approximately 4 to 5 hours, although each animal responds differently. In case of long journeys, re-spray after this time or if you notice a reduced effect. Remove the cat from the carrier or the car for at least 15 minutes (ideally placing cat in non-stressful and secured conditions) while allowing the excipient to evaporate.
In addition, for optimal results and to prevent motion sickness, the cat should not have eaten for at least 6 hours, but don't limit water intake before travelling.
Re-apply Feliway Spray before each journey, after thorough cleaning of the carrier. To reduce urine spraying
Do not clean marked areas with products that contain ammonia or bleach as cats are extremely sensitive to strong smells. Water, surgical alcohol or an odorless solution should be used to clean soiled areas.
Feliway should be sprayed once a day, directly onto the places soiled by the cat and also on prominent objects that could be attractive to the cat (see figure 3). The spray should be applied at a height of about 8 inches (20 cm) from the floor
To prevent urine spraying (new house, vacation rental, new environment or challenging stressful situation)
Feliway should be sprayed once a day, on prominent objects that could be attractive to the cat The spray should be applied at a height of about 8 inches (20 cm) from the floor.
Wait 15 minutes prior to introducing the cat into the treated environment, to allow the excipient to evaporate.
If the cat has a history of urine spraying, Feliway Diffuser can be used in conjunction with Feliway Spray and should be plugged in at least 48 hours (ideally 1 week) before any stressful event i.e. new pet, building work, parties, moving house etc.
To prevent or control vertical scratching
Spray Feliway on each scratched area once a day for 3 to 4 weeks (around 6 depressions of the nozzle per day).
Wait at least 15 minutes before the cat is introduced into the sprayed area to allow the excipient to evaporate.
Also provide a suitable alternative scratching area nearby.
To help a cat cope with challenging situations
Feliway Spray can be used in combination with Feliway Diffuser to enhance effectiveness, or in situations where the Feliway Diffuser is not practical (cattery, carriers).
In such case, Feliway Spray can be applied directly to bedding or inside carrier, at least 15 minutes before the cat is introduced into the environment to allow the excipient to evaporate.
Multiple cat households
In multi-cat households, Feliway Diffuser is the most suited form. However, since the risk of urine marking is greater when several cats are present in a household, Feliway Spray can be used in combination with Feliway Diffuser for best results. The application of Feliway Spray should be increased to two or three times per day on marked sites and once per day on prominent objects that could be attractive to the cat.
Feliway Spray should not be directly sprayed on animals or near an animal's face.
What pheromone is in Feliway and is this safe to humans?
The pheromone released by Feliway is identical in nature to the feline facial pheromone that cats use to mark objects in their environment. As pheromones are species-specific, feline pheromones will have no effect on humans or other pets.
Can Feliway Spray be used directly onto the cat?
No, Feliway should never be applied directly onto a cat.
How long will it take to have an effect on the cat? How long will the effect last for?
Feliway Spray has an almost immediate effect. Renew application according to the situation for which Feliway Spray is used. Please remember to leave the object which has been sprayed to dry for at least 15 minutes before introducing the cat to the area for excipient evaporation.
What type of behavior problems will not be helped by Feliway?
If the undesired behavior is not stress-related, Feliway will have no effect.
Do I need to use Feliway Spray or Feliway Diffuser?
In some situations, for best results, you may wish to use both of them (see table above for more information).
What is the most suitable way to clean up urine following urine marking?
The use of rubbing alcohol mixed with warm water is recommended. Approximately one capful in a small basin of warm water (it will turn a cloudy white color and this is normal). Wash the area with the solution and allow to dry naturally. Feliway Spray can then be sprayed onto the area to reduce the likelihood of urine marking re-occurring.
Can the liquid from the Feliway Spray be used in the Feliway Diffuser?
No; the Feliway Spray is alcohol-based and should never be used in the Feliway Diffuser.
Can I use Feliway and ADAPTIL in the same household?
Yes, the pheromones in each product are what we call species-specific; ADAPTIL will affect only dogs and Feliway will affect only cats.