Cats are very in tune with their surroundings and changes in their environment can be confusing and unsettling.
Renovating, redecorating and changing furniture can all contribute to higher stress levels in cats. Even a minor change such as painting a room or rearranging existing furniture can trigger an unwanted stress related behaviour.
When we make a change in our cat's environment we often disrupt or erase the marks—scent, pheromone and visual—that cats leave behind to identify key items and pathways. This can make your cat's environment feel strange, unfamiliar and unsafe.
Using Feliway can help your cat adjust to changes in their environment because Feliway is an exact copy of the natural feline facial pheromone that happy cats use to mark their territory as safe and familiar.
Plug in a Feliway Diffuser at least 24 hours before making changes in the home.
Leave the Diffuser plugged in continuously for a minimum of 30 days to give your cat time to adjust to the changes in their environment.
Apply Feliway Spray to new furniture or key surfaces in the renovated or redecorated areas such as doorways and door frames, corners of walls and new cabinetry.
Check the location of your cat’s resources (food, water, litter, rest and activity areas) to ensure they haven’t been disrupted by the change.
See tips for planning a cat friendly home to help your cat feel more at ease in their environment.