What pheromone is in Feliway MultiCat?
The pheromone released by Feliway MultiCat is the synthetic copy of the natural comforting pheromone released from the mother cat's mammary area during the nursing period. This appeasing pheromone helps maintain the bond between the kittens and their mother and helps kittens feel safe and secure. The scientific team at Ceva has found that this pheromone can help reduce tension and conflict between cats in the home.
Will Feliway MultiCat affect humans or other animals in my home?
No. Pheromones are species-specific and will only be detected by other cats in the home. Cats of all ages detect these pheromones throughout life.
Can I use Feliway MultiCat with a young kitten?
Yes. There is no minimum age for using Feliway pheromones. Kittens are able to perceive pheromones in the environment and respond accordingly.
How long should I use Feliway MultiCat?
It depends on the nature and the extent of the reason you are using the product. The minimum recommended duration for most situations is 1 month. But some situations may benefit from permanent use.
What type of behavior problems may not be helped by Feliway MultiCat?
Feliway MultiCat has been tested in households where there is tension and conflict between cats. Feliway MultiCat has not been tested for aggression toward the owner(s). In this situation, consulting your veterinarian or a behaviorist is strongly recommended.
Should I unplug Feliway MultiCat diffuser at night?
No -- the diffuser should be plugged in continuously day and night. Frequent unplugging may prevent the diffuser from working properly. Efficacy was demonstrated in clinical trials with non-interrupted use of the diffuser allowing the cat to constantly perceive the pheromone’s signal. Furthermore, cats are awake and active even at nocturnal times.
I'm pregnant. Can I use a diffuser? Should I stop using it?
You may continue using your diffuser. According to toxicological data on the components of our products, no particular risk is expected following inhalation of the pheromone products when used as recommended.
Can I use the diffuser in a room with air-conditioning?
Yes, a diffuser can be used in a house (or a vet clinic) where there is an air-conditioner, provided that it is not plugged in near the air-conditioner, vents, cold air returns, or exhaust fans. Being near additional air-flow may accelerate the diffusion process and the refill vial may not last a full 30 days.
How can I tell if my diffuser is turned on or working?
When the diffuser is plugged into a working outlet, the diffuser head will be warm to the touch.
Can I use the diffuser while leaving the windows open, particularly in the summer? Will that affect the efficacy?
Usage with open windows or heavy air flow may result in diffusion at a faster rate. The product may not last the full expected 30 days. In such a case, a different diffuser location should be considered within the house, targeting the area where the cat(s) spends most of its time.