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Feliway for Cats2014/10/07

What is Feliway for cats and how does it work?

At Homevet, we often recommend the use of Feliway for cats to help them cope with stressful situations like moving house, or renovation noise, or living with other cats or pets they dislike!

What are pheromones?

Chemical signals produced by animals for the purpose of interspecies communication.

The pheromone in Feliway is a man-made copy of the “familiarization facial pheromone” that cats use to mark things in their territory.  This is the one they naturally release normally when they rub their head and chin around the house and on your legs!

How does Feliway work then?

By copying the cat’s naturally released  pheromones, Feliway creates a feeling of familiar/normalness and a sense of security in the area where the Feliway is.

Therefore Feliway is used to help comfort and reassure cats while they cope with a difficult situation; as well as to prevent or reduce the stress.


Cats can get stressed?

Cats have developed ways of hiding any weakness and many signs of stress. Cats may show very little sign that they are upset and the signs they do show are commonly misinterpreted as ‘naughty’ behavior. Classic signs are excessive scratching occurring all over the house but especially near windows and doors. Also urine spraying and excessive grooming can be stress symptoms.


If you live in Hong Kong and want to try to stop unwanted behavior in your cat, ask Homevet  for more details. Contact Homevet on 98605522 (phone and sms and whatsapp) or email if you want to discuss the use of Feliway with our staff, or order Feliway in HK.