Appointments: (02) 6251 1444
16-18 Purdue St, Belconnen, ACT
(Parking via Gillott Street)
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
BOOK ONLINE NOW!

Canberra Cat Vet Blog

Feliway calms your cat

Sunday, October 22, 2017


Feliway is a copy of the pheromone that cats naturally rub around their environment to make them feel comfortable. It is odourless to us - but a potent calmer for cats.

Every time a cat rubs the side of its face against objects in the home, it leaves behind a pheromone to mark its territory. This pheromone helps them feel at home and happy.

Changes in and around your home can upset your cats and prevent them from following their normal routine of rubbing this pheromone around their area. They then feel less secure, and become stressed.

Activities such as redecorating, moving the furniture, having guests or tradesmen in, going to the cattery and moving home remove these natural pheromones from around the cat and cause stress.

Any change in your home organisation and schedule disturbs your cat, for example: a newborn baby, toddler or a new partner, a new work roster. Cats are very sensitive to routine and crave a stable environment.

A stressed cat may hide, scratch furniture, urinate outside the litter box, spray the curtains or become aggressive to other cats in the household.

Feliway helps maintain the scent that gives your cat a feeling of peace and calm, and reduces the stress that your cat is experiencing.

Search Blog

Recent Posts


Tags

brown snake diet award cat friendly desex string feliway urine return home dilated pupils kittens fat sucking wool fabric conflict old bladder stones corneal ulcer snakebite feline herpesvirus prednisolone nose scabs aerokat thirsty introduce sick panamax hunters renal disease heart disease signs of pain FIV foreign body inflammatory bowel disease antibiotics allergy, eye ulcer open day pet meat desexing herpesvirus rigid head kitten play head christmas teeth poison pet insurance wool activity bite overweight crytococcosus collapse marking hypertension tapeworm vaccine wobbles aggression African wild cat microchip best cat clinic wet food panadol poisons enclosure outdoor cat abscess,cat fight sore ears skin bladder home bad breath spey tick holes litter castration stress face rub pet eye dry food sneeze tumour hyperthyroidism vaccination headache on heat rub New Year's Eve sudden blindness comfortis tartar decision to euthanase obesity competition cat worms itchy unwell fluid pills eyes client night introducing painful tooth old cat hospital blood abscess fight train thiamine deficiency behaviour change blindness straining paracetamol cryptococcosis polish wet litter petting cat pain killer feline enteritis hungry mince Hill's Metabolic adipokines kidney disease kitten jumping allergy grass new kitten joints goodbye stiff rolls sick cat poisonous plants kibble vocal new cat sensitive stomach cat containment hiding free Canberra hearing whiskers bed discount best clinic hole xylitol blood in urine anaemia holes in teeth panleukopenia constipation ACT touch sore eyes scratching cat enclosure lily flea prevention socialisation holidays urinating introduction cta fight senior ulcers insulin photo competition dymadon restless lilly spraying cat when to go to vet intestine health check kidneys panleukopaenia hairball love birthday tablet pheromone pain lump lick calicivirus enemies poisoning pain relief indoor cats enteritis yowling noisy breathing urinating on curtains or carpet opening hours rash eye infection cat fight hunting dental check blood pressure fleas AIDS bump sensitive physical activity twitching cat flu not eating home visit odour permethrin holiday chlamydia breeder high blood pressure house call cage blind cat vet vomiting FORLS echocardiography urine spraying weight control carrier checkup hard faeces best vet biopsy snuffles cat history change urination senses information night heaing diabetes nails roundworm cat enclosures furballs weight loss fits cognitive dysfunction heavy breathing mental health of cats flu mycoplasma asthma breathing difficult check-up blocked cat slow snake flea treatment thirst worming runny eyes radioactive iodine snot vomit vision blue liver attack off food spray runny nose plants ulcer massage kidney IBD depomedrol obese scratching post mouth breathing aggressive lymphoma appetite lame antiviral behaviour stare into space arthritis grooming catoberfest gifts cat behaviour ulcerated nose RSPCA cystitis seizures hunched over computer snuffle scale paralysis kitten deaths sense of smell virus cranky hyperactive drinking more open night appointment paralysis tick in season urinating outside litter training gasping anxiety plaque litter box ribbon dehydration changed worms pancreatitis feline AIDS unsociable introductions food puzzles scratch skin cancer aspirin sore new year weight salivation furball paralysed examination hunter diarrhoea euthanasia sun moving dental advantage Canberra Cat Vet snake bite drinking a lot fireworks panadeine cancer snakes dental treatment water strange behaviour cortisone hypertrophic cardiomyopathy blood test meows a lot blockage pill groom visit toxins cough diuretics toxic body language skinny tradesmen revolution prey annual check learning lilies rough play mass exercise fear vet visit pred fever dementia poisonous best veterinarian pica thyroid

Archive

A calm, quiet haven for cats and their carers staffed by experienced, cat loving vets and nurses.

Canberra Cat Vet 16-18 Purdue St Belconnen ACT 2617 (parking off Gillott Street) Phone: (02) 6251-1444

Get Directions