Cats are at their most loving and well behaved when they feel in control of their environment.
To feel in control, cats will carefully mark their home by rubbing their cheeks against walls and furniture or nuzzling up against your legs. This leaves a message, undetectable to humans, known as a feline facial pheromone.
Anything that interrupts or alters this feeling of control—such as moving, renovating, introducing new pets, travelling or visiting the vet—can be a source of concern for cats. Over time, these changes can raise your cat's stress level and lead to unwanted behaviours.
See below for more common causes of stress in cats or take our Cat Stress Test to assess the well-being of your cat.
Feliway mimics the natural feline facial pheromone that happy cats use to mark their territory as safe and familiar. It helps comfort and reassure cats making it easier for them to adjust to changes in their environment.