Does Feliway Work? Comfort Zone Feliway Cat Plug-in Diffuser Product Review

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Comfort Zone Feliway Diffuser Kit for Cat Calming 2

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.

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).

Comfort Zone Feliway Diffuser Kit for Cat Calming

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.

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.

Ingredients:
Analogue of Feline Facial Pheromone: 2%. Isoparaffinic Hydrocarbon (A Petroleum Distillate): 100g.

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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.

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Have you used the Comfort Zone Feliway product?  How did it work for you?

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  1. Yes, yes, yes! It absolutely works! Best product for calming anxious kitties! Cant be without them upstairs and downstairs. Can always tell when it runs out because our Maine Coon Mari, will begin to act aggressive. Just used it with our ferals when bringing them inside and it helped them tremendously!♥️

    1. Thanks for sharing, Teresa. When we reviewed the Pet Remedy – I found that it calmed the dog, the cats and the humans =). This one can be hit or miss with us – but I think it’s because I don’t have it out long enough..my mom tried it to prevent peeing on furniture and didn’t go so well…the thing that has helped that is Parker. His presence has made outside kitties not come around the house – so Murphy feels more secure now with only his smells in the house.

  2. Wonderful product review post & video, Jenny!!! LURVE me some Ash-man in a video!!! Amy’s voice over at the end was hilarious, too!!! 🙂 <3

    I completely understand how difficult it is to do a product review video on this type of product as the results can be very subjective. I'm happy to hear that your vet likes it so much and believes it really helps. I would imagine with multi-cat households anything to keep the "Pissypants" behavior at a minimum is SUPER PAWESOME!!! (Lurve the term "Pissypants" SO MUCH!!! lol) 🙂 <3

    I have no experience with this product but do have the PetRemedy product (which I won in a previous super pawesome Floppycats Giveaway a few years ago). Unfortunately, we didn't find PetRemedy effective with calming Miss PSB for situations like nail trimming and butt fur trimming. But that was then. I should try it again with her. 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  3. I just got the Feliway diffuser for multi-cat households on the recommendation of my vet. I was pretty skeptical, but I have to say now that I’m glad I took the suggestion. One of my babies was a shelter kitten and quite obviously traumatized from what happened to her either before or during her shelter stay. She’s always had an issue with anxiety and it just gets worse with age. I took her in to discuss anti-anxiety meds or antidepressants as a solution, but the vet encouraged me to try this first. Nothing happened for the first few days, but by the end of the week she was amazingly affectionate as were all of my babies. She was even affectionate with the new kitten who had previously contributed to her anxiety. Definitely worth the expense.

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