Comfort Zone® with Feliway® products
I was recently asked to review Comfort Zone® with Feliway® products and I lept at the chance. My son had just moved back home from Iowa. Days before his decision to move back home, he also adopted a new kitten, Buttons. We already had four cats. One is a 17 year-old persnickety that doesn't welcome new guests. The other three are litter mates we rescued. I was hesitant about allowing my son to bring in yet another kitty, but I couldn't bear the thought of sending him back to the pound. I mean, look at that face! How could I say no?
Buttons' transition into our home with pre-existing adult cats has not been an easy one. When he first arrived, he was attacking the other cats and they, of course, retaliated. One of my other cats started scratching on things more than usual. The back of my couch has definitely seen better days. Another cat started using other places than her litter box. He growled at the food bowl and frightened the bigger cats away. After introducing Buttons to the mix, you could say that things got chaotic. He was a very active kitty with problems getting along and adjusting to our busy household. His stress-related behavior was turning our home upside down.
I received the Comfort Zone® with Feliway® Diffuser and immediately started using it. That was 30 days ago. For optimum effect, it is recommended that you use it for a full 90 days. However, I am already starting to see some differences. My main goal was to see if it would calm Buttons down a bit, but all the cats seem to be benefitting. Autumn and Mittens haven't been scratching as often. In fact, Comfort Zone® products are 95% effective at reducing scratching and urine marking for cats. Buttons hasn't been attacking Chief (our adult male) as much, either. In fact, last night, the pair were working cooperatively to get a blocked cabinet open.
The Comfort Zone® with Feliway® Diffuser plugs into a wall socket like an air freshener. However, it didn't have any detectable odor that I could smell. It continuously releases an odorless vapor that mimics the soothing feline facial pheromone. I plugged it into our living room. That's where our cats spend most of their days. They also make a spray which you just spray in your cats kennel for car trips or on an area that they frequently scratcch.
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