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It 'reduces conflict' does it?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2019
I used Feliway some years ago when my then cat started to over-wash her back legs and the Vet said it was likely to be stress. I bought several of them on the Vet's advice and they did absolutely nothing to help. In terms of helping to resolve the problem, I'd have had more success trying to distract her with learning basic Calculus.
This time around I have been trying to introduce a new cat into my home, where the resident moggy has lived with me for 3 years. Although there hasn't been an all-out frontal assault with heavy weaponry, my existing cat has been none too pleased about the invasion of his personal hotel and there have been some bouts of fisticuffs. When Feliway was mentioned I rolled my eyes and recalled all the cash I'd wasted before. "No, no - this is one specifically designed to help resolve conflict between cats," I was told. So, I parted with cash again, got this unit, plugged it in and waited for a state of feline Zen to descend upon my home. I am still waiting.
I put it in a common area, in the belief that both parties would get a niff of these mystical pheromones, take the boxing gloves off and start to chill. I would have had more luck had I taken my cash and approached that strange guy I've seen in the pub and asked for something 'herbal' to leave smouldering in the room. The behaviour of both cats changed not one little bit and they still get their handbags out at every opportunity. The snarling, the growling and anger are still apparent and that's just me thinking about wasting money on this thing - the cats are still the same as well.