Product Type: Feliway cat accessories
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Feliway Electric Diffuser
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Feliway Electric Diffuser
Advantages: Keeps Duke calm
I had heard numerous great things about these Feliways so when my kitten began suffering regularly with urine infections and really began to bite and scratch I decided to order one. I was keen to get one if it would ease his urinary problems as understandably he was very uncomfortable and by calming him down a little it was likely to have a soothing effect on his health. Where his scratching was concerned, he was only playing but my poor arms and legs were suffering so I thought having something that may provide a calming effect may be useful.
Feliways are known for being notoriously expensive and on the high street you can expect to pay around £30 for one. Money is extremely tight for me at the moment so I had a look online to see if I could get one any cheaper. By combining various offers of www.bestpet.co.uk I managed to get two Feliway diffusers for £24. I knew that at my mums house they had problems with Tigger spraying everywhere so she would like one too, especially for that price.
The Feliway has had a bit of a revamp since the picture above was added. The brand now has a purple and white logo with a cartoon cat and the top of the diffuser is a cream colour (though in some places you can get a purple one).
To use the diffuser you simply plug it in and turn it on. It will then pass the fluid up through the sponge and allow the scent to fragrance the room. Initially I was rather sceptical about what scent it would provide but to humans its completely neutral, I have even basically put my nose on the plastic and sniffed and you cannot smell anything.
The fluid is clear in colour but once it has been passing through the diffuser a few days the sponge bit turns a deep purple colour so I imagine it must have a very feint purple tint to it.
As I said, I bought this for Dukes urinary problems and his biting/scratching. After having this just a couple of days his biting had decreased by about 80% and he seemed a much happier cat who was keen to be stroked and to play. *Touchwood* since having this he has not had any urinary problems which is a great relief.
I'm afraid Tigger is still spraying so for him it hasnt worked but I have heard from numerous sources that it does help with spraying so maybe Tigger is just a super stubborn chap! However, he does seem a bit more chilled out. Thomas who is in the final stages of cancer wasnt very purry a few weeks ago but now he is back to his purry self. Of course we cant be sure it is down to this feliway but it could well be.
Sadly, Duke has been a bit of a nightmare this week when it comes to misbehaving and biting. But yesterday I realised his feliway had ran out so this may well have something to do with it. I am quite certain that when the one I ordered this morning arrives he will calm down a little.
The feliway is very expensive and each refill will only last 4 weeks. To buy a refill in Pets at Home at the moment it is £25 (usual price £28) for 48ml but on www.petsupermarket.co.uk it is something like £14.65 for the same price. Therefore as you can see it is definitely worth shopping around because there are huge savings to be had.
For around £15 a month it is another added expense that I could do without but for a more chilled out cat who seems happier and healthier I am more than willing to pay the money and will continue to do so unless it appears to stop working for him.
I would definitely recommend feliway, especially to anyone whose cats suffer with stress related health conditions or aggressiveness. I have heard that it does work for spraying but obviously with Tigger defying the odds I cannot vouch for that!
The feliway diffuser is a hassle free product which can be plugged in and forgotten about for 4 weeks. It is expensive but it does its job and I am happier knowing that Duke is happier and seems to be struggling with less health problems. Definitely recommended if you think that your feline friend(s) may benefit from one of these, shop around online first though!
Summary: Great product
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