Just like humans, cats can suffer from stress and anxiety. 

Unlike dogs, they bond with their environment rather than their humans! 

If you have a stressed cat, there are lots of things an owner can do to help. Some small changes to your cat’s environment can help your cat become less stressed and much happier. One of these ways is with the use of pheromones.  Pheromones are natural messages animals use to communicate with the world around them. 

What are these messages?

  • Happy messages – when your cat is happy, they will mark their territory as familiar by rubbing their face against corners, furniture, people or other cats at home.  By doing this, they release happy messages.  These messages provide reassurance for your cat.
  • Harmony messages – After a mother cat gives birth, she sends harmony messages to her kittens.  These messages, released in the mammary zone, are naturally appeasing and ensure harmony between the kittens.
  • Territory messages – cats are territorial by nature.  They like to feel in control of their territory and have their own way of telling other cats “this is mine”!  They scratch in visible places leaving marks and territory messages which come from their paws.

You can find out more HERE about the pheromone messages your cat spreads around your home, but how do you know if your cat is happy or not?  Find out more HERE about the signs and behaviours of an unhappy cat.

What can I do to help?

Feliway have released a new pheromone product which replicates these hormone messages.  The plug diffuser system simply plugs into a socket in your home in the place where your cat spends most of its time.  For anxious or stressed cats, the release of these pheromones in your home will help to calm and reassure your cat. 

Here’s a great short video explaining how to use and place the product. 

There’s also a great introductory offer on the product here at Rowan.  With every purchase of a Feliway Optimum Diffuser pack, receive a FREE refill worth £32.68!!!

If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, open a chat on PetsApp where you can order, pay and arrange to collect all in one go!  Download the app by clicking the relevant link below:

https://petsapp.com/ml/rowan-veterinary-centre-ltd-hillock-lane

https://petsapp.com/ml/rowan-veterinary-centre-ltd-whitegate-drive

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