How does Feliway work?
Feliway or Comfort Zone products are cat calming products that work by mimicking the cat soothing pheromones that cats release and leave on spots when an area is familiar and safe (or as I like to think – when they are content and happy). When cats are stressed, they sometimes act out with unwanted urination behavior as well as unwanted scratching behavior on your furniture.
When cats rub their face on an object, they are actually releasing a natural pheromone that is telling them the area is friendly or safe. They’re marking their territory in a good way. Comfort Zone products release a pheromone similar to the facial pheromone cats have – therefore soothing cats, making them feel safe and secure.
How long does Feliway take to work?
Many homeowners use this product to reduce stressed out cats and reduce unwanted behaviors like vertical scratching and urine spraying – a clinical trial showed that Comfort Zone reduced urine spraying and vertical scratching in 9 out of 10 cats in 28 days. And it is important to note that the diffuser needs to be changed out every 28 days.
Comfort Zone is also known to reduce tension between multiple cats at home – and that’s how I use it primarily – when my cats are put together with my parents’ cats over the Thanksgiving weekend…it helps to keep everyone calm and prevents fights (after all, they only live together one time a year for 4-5 days).
Does Feliway have an odor?
The Comfort Zone diffuser, which we got to review from Chewy.com, is known best for reducing urine marking behavior. It plugs into an electrical outlet to release the drug-free, odorless vapor throughout your home (see our product review video to see what I mean). However, I do not have urine marking behavior problems with my cats, so I did more of a show and tell type of video below…and I already know this is a great product from other readers, my mom who has used it for her cats, and from using it with my parents’ cats at Thanksgiving. It is a hard product to do a review of because the results can be intangible in a way since nothing is really “seen”.
The vertical scratching on furniture problem is best addressed with the Comfort Zone spray – which we did not receive to review. You can also use it to spray in your cat’s pet carrier to reduce stress during travel.
Is the Feliway diffuser safe for my cat?
The nice thing about the Comfort Zone Feliway is that it won’t affect other people or other species and doesn’t sedate or drug your cat.
It can help your kitty any time there is a change in your cat’s environment that may cause stress – like construction, a new baby, out of town guests, holidays, vacations, noise, new people, new surroundings, and more. I usually like to have one on hand – it can be a great housewarming gift for a cat lover too!
My all cat vet in Kansas City, KC Cat Clinic, has a Comfort Zone Feliway Plug-in Diffuser in every patient exam room – so they believe in it and many of our readers swear by it as well.
Analogue of Feline Facial Pheromone: 2%. Isoparaffinic Hydrocarbon (A Petroleum Distillate): 100g.
Do you have to use Feliway forever?
It can help your kitty any time there is a change in your cat’s environment that may cause stress – like construction, a new baby, out of town guests, holidays, vacations, noise, new people, new surroundings and more. I usually like to have one on hand – it can be a great housewarming gift for a cat lover too!
Does feliway work for peeing?
The Comfort Zone diffuser, which we got to review from Chewy.com, is known best for reducing urine marking behavior. It plugs into an electrical outlet to release the drug-free, odorless vapor throughout your home (see our product review video below to see what I mean).
Where would be the best place to put the diffuser?
One diffuser covers up to 750 sq ft. It should always be in a well ventilated room where the cats live or where you are having problems. One diffuser per level may be needed if you have a split level and the cats are farther away from the diffuser.
Comfort Zone Feliway Cat Plug-in Diffuser Product Review Arrival Video
Comfort Zone Feliway Cat Plug-in Diffuser Product Review Video
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We received the Comfort Zone Feliway for review from Chewy.com. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.
Have you used the Comfort Zone Feliway product? How did it work for you?