Are your cats friends or foes? In the wild cats live a solitary lifestyle, hunting within their own territories. In multi-cat households, cats can perceive one another as a potential threat to their rescores and territory, which can result in conflict between them.
The Feliway Classic is a synthetic copy of the feline facial pheromone naturally produced by cats when they feel safe in their territory, they will facial mark the area leaving behind their feline facial pheromone, and this is a message of familiarity and security in their home territory. Feliway Classic is clinically proven to create an environment of security.
The new Feliway Friends is a synthetic copy of the cat appeasing pheromone (CAP) naturally produced by a nursing mother to her kittens after birth. This pheromone helps the kittens feel safe and secure and promotes a bond between them and their mother. Feliway Friends is clinically proven to help reduce tension and conflicts between cats in multi-cat households.
If you are not sure which Feliway diffuser is the most suitable for your cats home check out our handy guide below, this should help you decide which diffuser will be most suitable for your home.
Additional advice to ensure harmony within your cats lives:
1. Taking time out is an essential part of a cats' everyday life so secret hideaways are important. Cats are also natural climbers so it is important for your cat to be able to rest and observe its surroundings from high places, such as the top of scratching posts or cupboards or high shelves.
2. Ensure that you have enough food bowls, water bowls and litter trays for all the cats in your household. Ideally you should have one per cat plus one extra. Ensure these are placed in different areas of your home so each cat can access the resources without necessarily having to interact with another cat.
3. Always ensure your cat(s) have free access to their resources (food, litter trays, water, bed, outdoor areas). Restricting resources can cause issues in the home.
4. If you have a cat flap, ensure neighbouring cats are not entering your home, as this can be very upsetting for the resident cat or cats. Using a SureFlap microchip cat flap will stop other cats gaining entry.