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Feliway. Is it worth trying?

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FishCanFly Mon 17-Nov-14 21:49:33

I keep seeing advertisements. Is it any good?

cozietoesie Mon 17-Nov-14 22:09:58

I know that some posters here have had very good results with it and they may comment. Have you a particular problem where you're considering its use?

KatyMac Mon 17-Nov-14 22:16:16

Yes - great for one cat, useless for another; might be worth trying

FishCanFly Mon 17-Nov-14 22:30:00

Our princess can't get over a dog. Even though they came to live with us within 2 weeks from each other. Cat was first. Dog is very placid, doesn't go near the cat, but the cat just hates him.

cozietoesie Mon 17-Nov-14 22:53:22

I've always felt that Feliway is good for assisting a transitional/adapting stage but not necessarily for fixing a basic problem.

None of my own boys have ever minded dogs but then we've had dogs who knew their place (bottom of the heap) and were properly respectful of the cats. What sort of dog is it? Oh - and what is the layout of the house like? Does the cat, for example, have a 'high place' where it can sit and observe the dog if necessary and a safe place to go where it knows the dog can't get at him?

You may not ever have the cat actually liking the dog - my boys seemed to regard them as stupid big no-account lumps - but a tolerance should be achievable.

FishCanFly Tue 18-Nov-14 13:53:46

The dog is BIG (collie x lab), but very calm and gentle. He came from a household with cats, so he's very respectful and doesn't bother the cat.
But the cat refuses to accept him -- hisses, growls, spits. She totally owns the house, but i'm afraid she's not comfortable.

cozietoesie Tue 18-Nov-14 19:44:42

That mix should be fine with cats.

How is her physical layout?

sidneypie Tue 18-Nov-14 20:10:38

We bought some Feliway spray for SPcat's carrier in the hope the annual trip to the vets would be less traumatic.
We have just returned from said vets after a hellish journey as SPcat both peed and pooped on the way!
He was completely spooked as usual and we have just spent the last half hour cleaning the rear end of our lovely long-haired boy.
Has anybody got any advice on anything else we could try to calm him down - I can't go through with this every time.

tb Sat 22-Nov-14 19:45:48

We started to use it for Kaz when going to the vet.

To start with it worked well, almost as if she was pissed and she'd just loll on the settee, totally out of it.

It worked at the vet's.

Then she started to associate it with the smell of the vet's surgery, and it stopped working.

When she goes around for a free manicure she pees over 1 vet, tries to attack the second and just swears at the third. The second vet loves her as he's not allergic to Maine Coons (he's allergic to cats, hay and horses), we feel that the first doesn't like her, and she's only met the third one fairly recently.

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