Category: Calming Aids
Feline stress can cause a range of health problems and affect a cat’s behavior. Feliway® is the secret to happy cats. The calming effect of pheromones helps cats adjust to new places or people, reduce stress of transportation and to help stop marking behaviours.
Pheromones are natural chemicals secreted by the cat’s body. When a cat feels safe, it rubs its head (cheeks and face) against objects in your home or your legs, leaving behind facial pheromones. These send messages of security and reassurance within an environment. Feliway® mimics these facial pheromones and will have a calming affect when sprayed or diffused in the home.
Signs of a happy cat:
Using Feliway® will help to keep your cat feeling secure and at ease at all times, making for a happy, more playful, and affectionate cat!
Unlike dogs, who give obvious behavioural signs to their owner when they need something, cats are far more discrete and complex in showing that they are in distress. Feline stress can cause a range of health problems and affect a cat’s behaviour. Signs of an unhappy cat include: loss of appetite, over-grooming, scratching, low activity, hiding, over-eating or spraying of urine. Knowing the common warning signs of when your cat is feeling stressed is essential in supporting their emotional well-being and to improve their feeling of security and contentment.
Feliway® is feline specific, odourless, non-sedative and can be used alongside other medication.
Feliway® is available as a diffuser for continued home use, or a spray. Feliway® spray can be applied daily alongside the diffuser when needed- for travel to the vet/ groomer/ boarding, moving to a new home, new furniture, renovations or in trouble areas where urine spraying or vertical scratching is seen.
Swimmer syndrome is a developmental condition we saw in a 3-week old kitten. Thankfully, early identification of the problem, intensive physiotherapy, bandaging and dedicated owners, led our ‘Little Swimmer’ to be able to walk normally
Whilst your veterinary surgeon will prescribe a variety of medication to alleviate pain; physiotherapy allows us to combine several manual techniques and modalities to modulate pain.