Infographic on a new pheromone product to help calm cats

Pheromone product

Here is an infographic on this new product from Beaphar with some more articles on this topic at the base of the article. It is called: Beaphar CatComfort® Excellence (note: ‘cat’ & ‘comfort’ are meant to be together 😃). It is different in that it contains two pheromones for added efficacy. I’ve not tried …

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Infographic on anxiety-reducing products for domestic cats

Anxiety-reducing products for cats

Anxiety is a massive issue with domestic cats. It is often a hidden condition because cats hide their anxiety and sometimes their caregiver is insufficiently involved with their cat to recognise it. But if a cat is hiding a lot and behaves in a fearful way, he/she will be feeling anxious. And you can …

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Cat peeing because of new dog, new cat, or new baby

Home treatment for cat cystitis

There are two clear, major possible reasons why a domestic cat might be peeing because there is either a new baby, new dog, new cat or anything else that is new in the home and the reasons are (1) idiopathic cystitis and (2) spraying to mark territory. Idiopathic cystitis Idiopathic cystitis is exacerbated by …

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Does Feliway work?

Graph showing decrease in feline aggression with use of Feliway diffuser compared to placebo

Yes, Feliway works. Feliway is a well known synthetic cheek-pheromone spray which it is claimed has proved effective in double-blind studies. It is used to treat problems rooted in anxiety in domestic cats such as urine marking in multi-cat homes and to calm cats when transported in a carrier to a veterinary clinic or …

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Pheromones improve the relationship between cats and dogs in the home

Dog and cat are friendly

Researchers from the University of Lincoln, Professor Daniel Mills and Dr Miriam Prior, a veterinarian, explored the effects of two commercial pheromone products, Feliway Friends and Adaptil on cat-dog interactions. The study lasted six weeks and their findings are published in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. The scientists concluded that there were fewer …

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What do cat pheromones do?

Feline allorubbing

We know about feline facial pheromones which are facial secretions. The chemical components of these pheromones have been analysed. They are almost entirely made up of ‘acids’ interestingly. There are five facial pheromones. Chemical components of the feline facial secretions: F1 – Oleic acid, caproic acid, trimethylamine, 5-aminovaleric acid, n-butyric acid, a-methylbutyric acid F2 …

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Facial Secretions of Domestic Cats

Five different facial pheromones, which are discharged from the glands of the face, have been isolated1. They are as follows (a bit of chemistry for the chemist cat lover): F1 — Oleic acid, caproic acid, trimethylamine, 5-aminovaleric acid, n-butyric acid and a-methovaleric acid. F2 — Oleic acid, palmitic acid, propionic acid, p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid. F3 …

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