As many of you know, I love my kitty cats. I got Dixie Belle and Rebel when they were 2 months old, and If have had them now for four and a half years. Then late last year a little white cat we now call Sugar Belle showed up at my dad’s house, and I offered to take her to get her fixed. I got a little attached to her, and long story short, she is still here!
My cats are mostly well behaved. But they do get a little scared when people are around. Rebel has just finally gotten to a point where he will come in the living room when “strangers” are here, and Dixie runs away when someone comes over. And both Rebel and Dixie are terrified of Sugar Belle.
One thing I’ve been pleased with about all three cats is that they don’t have any problems with urine marking, but occasionally we do have issues with scratching.
So for all the reasons I have mentioned, I’ve been interested in trying Comfort Zone® with Feliway®, and I was very excited to receive a sample of the product.
Comfort Zone® with Feliway® products help reduce stress-related behavior in cats by mimicking their natural pheromones that help them feel calm and comfortable in their environment. The products are 95% effective at reducing scratching and urine marking for cats after 90 days of continuous use.
The product is a diffuser that continuously releases an odorless vapor that mimics the soothing feline facial pheromone, and you just plug it in where your cat spends most of its time to keep it calm.
I’ve got mine plugged up in our living room. Actually Rebel and Dixie Belle spend most of their time in our office, but I decided to place it in the living room, so it would be centrally located. Thisis also the room where the “strangers” always enter, and a place where I’d like some help saving my furniture, so I’m hoping it will be effective.
So far I’ve noticed a couple of things. My mom came over the other day, and Dixie not only came in the room with me, but she also went over to my mom to get petted. And Sugar Belle, who’s still pretty wild because she is young and untrained, seems to be calming down.
Comfort Zone® with Feliway® also comes in a spray that I would like to try. You can spray it on places where the cats mark or scratch. And you can also use it in pet carriers before taking your cat on a trip. Rebel and Dixie completely panic when they are put in a carrier, so I think this would be a lifesaver for trips to the vet.
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