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    • missmontana
    • By missmontana 22nd Mar 10, 7:35 PM
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    Alternative to Feliway
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 7:35 PM
    Alternative to Feliway 22nd Mar 10 at 7:35 PM
    Are there any other alternatives to this? As it is rather expensive! I've just taken in a very shy boy cat, about 6/7 months old, he seems a bit traumatised at the moment and I want to do something to help him.

    Thanks peeps
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    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 22nd Mar 10, 8:08 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 8:08 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 8:08 PM
    Oooooh I was just going to post that very same question!!!!!!!
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  • lowis
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 8:32 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 8:32 PM
    well, considering a plug-in last for months, the daily cost of running a feliway diffuser isn't too high, considering the alternatives.

    my vet told me to try Rescue Remedy - just adding a couple of drops into my cat's water bowl each day. no idea if it worked as i had a feliway running at the same too!
  • picklepick
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 8:42 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 8:42 PM
    I know its expensive but it is soooo worth it. The change in my cats was pretty much instant and i think its worth the money. I have never heard of an alternative if there is one im afraid.
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    • KVet
    • By KVet 22nd Mar 10, 9:23 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 9:23 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 9:23 PM
    Zylkene is another alternative that can work in some cats sometimes.
    • missmontana
    • By missmontana 22nd Mar 10, 9:24 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 9:24 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 9:24 PM
    OK, so next thing is, where's the cheapest place to buy it!!

    I've also seen the collars that release the pheromones, do these work?
    Be who you are, say what you feel, those who mind don't matter, those who matter don't mind.
    They say that talking to yourself is a sign of mental illness. So I talk to the cats instead.
  • hippy-chicy
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 10:54 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 10:54 PM
    I found eBay the cheapest. You may even be able to get a second hand diffuser for a few pounds then the refills are pretty reasonable if you shop about
  • lowis
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 11:20 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 10, 11:20 PM
    i've found the diffuser refills for a low as 11 on the net - i think it was on a deal at the time. the average i pay is 15 usually from petmeds, vetuk and the suchlike.
    • paddypaws101
    • By paddypaws101 23rd Mar 10, 8:35 AM
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 8:35 AM
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    • 23rd Mar 10, 8:35 AM
    I think you will waste money on other things that just don't work, then end up buying the Feliway in the end! I have also used Rescue and other flower remedies but the effect is not as strong and they don't come cheap anyway.
    • missmontana
    • By missmontana 24th Mar 10, 10:45 AM
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    I've bought him one of those collars, and it seems to be working already, last night he had a bit of an explore round the house and even sat on the window sill with my Aussie.
    Be who you are, say what you feel, those who mind don't matter, those who matter don't mind.
    They say that talking to yourself is a sign of mental illness. So I talk to the cats instead.
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