Feliway is a pheromone therapy product meant to appease cats
, a pioneer in pheromone remedies, recently introduced Feliway MultiCat pheromone to reduce tension and conflict in multi-cat households. While it won’t make cats love one another, a pet owner can view it as a mediator between social disagreements. Feliway MultiCat pheromone is different than the traditional Feliway products that have been sold for years. While the original Feliway contains a synthetic copy of a facial pheromone that cats use for marking their territory and comforting themselves, the pheromone is a synthetic copy of the pheromone produced by a mother cat during lactation. This appeasing pheromone helps reassure kittens and allows them to bond with the mother, but is also effective for resolving conflict in multi-cat homes.
A: The most common pet calming spray is Feliway, specifically designed for cats. Comfort Zone D.A.P. (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) is also widely-used. Both products were found to help soothe stressed pets in some circumstances in studies funded by the product designers.
After this first very interesting step, the studies have been directed to the mechanism of attachment. What is known about this very early function indicated there was a chemical communication inducing the first bond. Chemical analysis gives a very fundamental result: all female mammals produce during the first days after the birth of the offspring, a pheromone that induces a good emotional status for the baby. It is a very complex mechanism; there are adoption pheromones on the skin of the newborn and appeasing pheromones on the mother. Obviously, this is part of the root of attachment.The place where the appeasing pheromones are produced depends on the species. In mammals with many teats, such as dogs and cats, the pheromone is produced by the inter-teat line. In cows and mares, there is a special place at the internal face of the thigh, called wax zone without hair and just in front of the udder. In women, the areola of the breast is the producing region.Appeasing pheromone production during nursing exists in all mammals, including human beings. This is another link between our specie and the others ones showing that the gap is less wide than we can think. There is a large chemical commonality between all these pheromones. Main compounds are fatty acids, very simple molecules. Only differences in the proportions and in minor compounds make them specific and effective. Classifying the different pheromones according to their composition allows a new observation: dogs, cats, and humans have a very close match, andmaybethis can explain a little why dogs, cats, and humans can interact so well. As well, it is consistent with how kittens and puppies can switch from a primary attachment to their mother to an attachment of quite similar nature to the adopting human.Yes! is formulated with a synthetic version of the feline appeasing pheromone, which mother cats produce during lactation to help kittens feel safe and secure. This is a different pheromone than in our Feliway® products, and it helps to calm any tension or conflict between cats.We primarily hear about how mammals, like cats and dogs, use pheromones to attract or select mates. But they’re also used for a variety of other functions. Mother dogs release appeasing pheromones to reassure their puppies. Mother cats also produce a feline appeasing pheromone to reassure their kittens, and when cats rub their faces on furniture and other objects, they’re marking them with a feline facial pheromone that signals the objects are familiar and safe. Ceva Animal Health has introduced Feliway MultiCat® a feline appeasing pheromone clinically proven to reduce social tension and conflict between cats living in the same home.