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Be Aware :(
on 29 June 2011
After reading many of the glowing reviews for this product I decided to give it a try.
We got a two year old cat from my local Cats Protection and named her Angel. She is a sweet cat but because of having a rough start in life she came to us extremely nervous. She hid a lot of the time and the tiniest noise would have her running for cover. To give you an idea of just how scared she was, the Cats Protection were only willing to let us have her, because we had no children and that we agreed she was to be kept as a housecat. She will never be allowed outside.
After a month she was coming round, but very, very slowly. It will be a long road with her - but she was going the right direction, and we were slowing gaining her trust. However, after hearing about Feliway, my hubby and I decided that the plug in could be just the answer. We hoped that it would speed Angel's progress up....
NOT THE CASE.
Her behaviour did completely change, but unfortunately not for the better. She began acting as if there was another cat in the house and any progress we had made with her was lost. At first we thought she was having an off day, but on the second day of use she wouldn't let me near her. We unplugged the diffuser immediately.
Within three hours Angel was returning to normal - yes her timid self, but thankfully she regained the confidence she had lost, and came and sat on my lap.
Obviously this product does work for some people. If it didn't, vets wouldn't recommend it. However, just be aware it's not for every cat. It not only didn't improve my cat's behaviour, it had a detrimental effect on it.
Give it a try by all means, but I would use with caution.
Also, please note, the manufacturers say this is odourless. This is NOT the case. I found it quite strong and a little offensive, being able to smell it upstairs when it was plugged in downstairs.
Hope this helps...