Stressed cat - Any Feliway Offers or Advice?

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Anyone know of any Feliway offers at the moment, looking to purchase the 30 day with plug-in diffuser and a 60ml spray?

our youngest of 3 cats seems stressed, recently had cystitis and is spraying on the furniture near the cat flap.... he's always had a spraying problem (has been neutered) but now the cystitis, really want to help him relax more. So have placed an extension lead near to the cat flap where i can plug a diffuser into and will us the spray on the furniture as well.

Anyone has similar problems and think this might help him?

Strange thing is apart from the spraying he shows no signs of stress at all, apart from being hesitant to go out. He's always been a scatty cat, scared of humans, yet wants to be the boss of the house.
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  • jenny-wrenjenny-wren Forumite
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    Sorry I can't help with finding a good price for Feliway.

    In the meantime, have you tried rubbing some catnip around the house e.g. near the flap or on the furniture near the flap? Or putting a catnip filled toy near the flap? Catnip sends our grumpy madam into a purring frenzy (when she's in the mood of course!). It has more of an effect on male cats so it might chill him out a little.

    Better still, buy a Catmint plant (Nepeta cataria), rub a few of the leaves between your fingers to release the scent and leave the pot near the flap. Most garden centres sell it and it shouldn't cost more than £4 - £5.

    I have some growing in the garden and I often find one of the neighbour's cats upside down in the middle of it ... as high as a kite!! :rotfl:
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  • saintscouplesaintscouple Forumite
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    lol we have loads of catnip toys all around the house, they are fussy though, and have the Yeowww ones which have a never-ending effect. We wouldn't entertain a catnip plant, for attracting all the other cats in the neighbourhood as you say, ours are very territorial lol
  • SlinkySlinky Forumite
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    Careful rubbing catnip leaves on your fingers, my cat tries to bite my hands if I've been cutting the catmint back a bit and have it on my hands.
  • LavendyrLavendyr Forumite
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    Or try taking a soft cloth and wiping it on the cat's cheeks/letting him nuzzle it, then wiping the cloth on the furniture? This could help spread his scent and make him feel more comfortable.
  • SilvertabbySilvertabby Forumite
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    I have some growing in the garden and I often find one of the neighbour's cats upside down in the middle of it ... as high as a kite!! :rotfl:Posted by jenny - wren

    Our elderly madam can take it or leave it, so my lovely new nepeta plant thrived last year. Until the new people a couple of doors down moved in with a furry boy. Once he found my catnip plant, that was it - he had to be 'rescued' and carted off home to go cold turkey !
  • es5595es5595 Forumite
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    Feliway offers i can’t help on. I bought the last one from amazon, simply because I’ve got prime so they delivered the next day and it was urgent.

    You say your cats are very territorial and he’s spraying around the cat flap, is it possible that another cat is trying to get in or even coming in?

    Do you have a microchip cat flap? If you don’t have one, i’d recommend sureflap. I have a sureflap, and it stopped the neighbourhood maruder coming in for free meals and upsetting mine.
  • saintscouplesaintscouple Forumite
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    Thank you all for your responses.

    Ours have never worn collars, did try once and it stressed them out so much, so not again.

    Strange thing with our one is he sleeps all day very peacefully on the beanbag in the lounge, stretched out with not a care in the world... it's only when he gets out to go out he seems stressed and that's when he walks round and starts spraying.
    No other cats have come in the cat flap, although what we believe to be happening is another cat is coming up to the cat flap and spraying against it....... guess he's the alpha male of the neighbourhood telling ours to stay indoors...... yet our one that is stressed was the alpha male in our old neighbourhood, he chased all but one of the other cats always, expect when our neighbour got a kitten, and it was like he was showing him the ropes for when he gets old so he can take over!!.... strange how we try to read cats and believe it to be true... and i do lol

    So i guess it's how do i deter the other cat from coming to the cat flap...... if i spray cat deterrent on it wouldn't that deter our own cats from coming back in? Hence why i'm thinking the feliway route in perhaps spraying that on the catflap as well as furniture and having diffuser, it help them get along instead?

    It's a confusing one.
  • saintscouplesaintscouple Forumite
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    I have just read an article which suggest to use an Enzymatic cleaner on the sprayed areas to remove the odour, then use the feliway spray.
    I see Tesco do a pet stain and odour remover for only £1.50, and cheapest i can get for the feliway diffuser starter kit, and the large 60ml spray is £30 delivered.
    Think what'll do is get the spray first and spray both sides of cat flap on furniture where he sprays and see how we go from there.
    This is where he sleeps all day, once the room heats up he'll be stretched out without a care in the world, the cabinet you see there gets a lot of the spraying..
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  • saintscouplesaintscouple Forumite
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    And this is how Mr Innocent will remain for the rest of the day..... not exactly stress looking......
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  • saintscouplesaintscouple Forumite
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    Just a heads up for anyone else looking for a deal on Feliway, i found this from Fetch.co.uk

    Feliway 30 day diffuser starter pack Gen 3 £15.70
    Feliway 60ml spray £14.84

    Use voucher code VOU119964954 for 20% off (think this may only be valid for Feb, so last day!)

    So paid £24.43 for both items!
    Plus got a free 1 hour delivery window for delivery tomorrow.

    So hope with the odour removal spray this will help him... and our furniture!
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