Calming Pheromones for Cat Anxiety

Feliway is a synthetic version of feline facial pheromone which is used to stop or prevent cat spraying. Feliway pheromones are also used to calm cats during stressful situations including new homes, traveling, and visits to the vet.

The Feliway spray and refillable electric diffuser mimic the effects of a calming feline facial pheromone. These products soothe the anxiety, fear, nervousness, and other emotional upset cats experience in response to environmental changes and disturbances. Feliway reduces or stops urine marking and stress-related behaviors in cats, including scratching, eating less, and acting less interested in play or other interactions. 

Benefits of Feliway:

  • Reproduces the comforting effects of a natural pheromone cats spread from their faces to mark areas they know to be safe
  • Reduces emotional disturbances resulting from the presence of unknown people or animals, thunderstorms or other sources of loud or continuous noises, travel, a new home, boarding, grooming, and other changes to the environment
  • Stops urine marking
  • Helps stop behaviors and changes in activity associated with stress
  • Available in a plug-in electric diffuser for around-the-clock benefits in your home
  • Diffuser covers 500 to 650 sq. ft. and works for approximately 4 weeks
  • Refill vials sold for the diffuser
  • Available in a spray for targeted and mobile effects
  • Odorless to other animals and humans and produces no effects on them

Feliway products work only on cats. They are undetectable to other animals and humans.

Review all instructions and warnings provided by the manufacturer.

Talk to your veterinarian about the best use of Feliway for your cat and in which specific circumstances it should be used.

Feliway Spray Directions:

  1. Do not spray product on cats or other animals.
  2. Shake before use. Hold bottle vertically when spraying.
  3. Apply 1 depression of the nozzle daily about 4 inches away from places urine-marked by the cat to prevent further markings. Spray about 8 inches above the floor. Apply in the same manner to large objects and other likely urine targets.
  4. Reduce to once-weekly applications once the cat is observed rubbing its face on the wall or objects in the area. Stop treatment after 1 month in any areas where this behavior is never observed.
  5. Prevent initial markings in a new home with once-daily applications of 1 nozzle depression 4 inches from prominent objects, about 8 inches above the floor.
  6. Follow the same protocols for 45 days straight if you have elderly cats in a multiple-cat household. Reduce to once every 2 to 3 days once cats are observed rubbing their faces on walls or objects in the area.
  7. Apply only to areas already marked (typically near doors and windows) if using to prevent a sexually excited male from marking in response to the presence of a female in heat. 
  8. Spray inside cages used for transport or holding 20 minutes before the cat is put inside.
  9. Spray 3 to 4 depressions of the nozzle in the cat's usual area of a vehicle before putting your pet in.
  10. Spray 1 depression of the nozzle in each corner of boarding accommodations once per day until the cat is observed rubbing its face in the treated areas.
  11. Spray 1 depression of the nozzle 8 inches up and 4 inches away from areas that are attractive for scratching. Such areas are typically fully visible and vertical. 

Feliway Electric Diffuser Directions:

  1. Remove the cap from the vial.
  2. Screw the diffuser into the vial and gently tighten.
  3. Plug diffuser into an electrical socket in the room most used by the cat or in the room in which marking has occurred.
  4. If marking has occurred in different places in an area greater than 650 sq. ft., use more than one diffuser to cover the area.
  5. Plug in diffuser at least 1 hour prior to a cat's arrival in a new place.
  6. Dispose of vial after 6 weeks, even if some fluid remains. Attach a refill vial.


Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store Feliway products at controlled room temperature. Keep spray bottle closed tightly.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

The Feliway diffuser is packaged with the electric diffuser and one 48 mL vial. You may purchase 48 mL refill vials separately. One vial covers approximately 500 to 650 sq. ft. for about 4 weeks.

Feliway Spray Composition: Analogue of Feline Facial Pheromones 10%, Ethanol (90%) 77.6%, Excipients to 75 mL

Feliway Electric Diffuser Vials Composition: Synthetic analogue of the F3 fraction of feline facial pheromone 2%,  Excipients to 100 g


Keep this product out of reach of children and animals. Flammable. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Feliway is intended only for use with cats. It does not produce effects on other animals or humans.

Feliway is not for use on animals. Feliway spray is only for use on walls and objects. Feliway diffuser vials are only for use with the diffuser in electrical sockets. 

Use as recommended by your veterinarian.

CAUTION: Feliway Spray should not stain or mark surfaces or fabrics. However, due to the broad range of materials used in home furnishings, it is advisable to test the spray on a small area that is not visible or prominent before first use.

For best results, Feliway should be left in the room of use for 1 hour first to allow it to reach that room's temperature.

Feliway is an eye irritant. Avoid contact with eyes and direct inhalation of vapor or mist. In the event of eye contact, wash eyes well with clean water and consult a doctor. In the event of skin contact, wash affected area with soap and water. If irritation results, consult a doctor. In the event of ingestion, contact a doctor or poison control center immediately. Have the package on hand.

Do not cover the electric diffuser or place it behind or beneath objects when in use. Do not touch it with metal objects when plugged in. Do not touch it with hands during or immediately following use. Surfaces become hot to promote evaporation of product.

Check that the main voltage matches the indications on the product package.

Do not use the diffuser for any product other than the included Feliway vial or a Feliway refill vial. Doing so may cause toxicity or fires.

Dispose of packaging and remnants in accordance with current and local regulations for disposal of waste products.

The physiological effects of this product were not tested by Underwriters Laboratories.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

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Feliway Spray: NAC No.: 13280050

Feliway Electric Diffuser and Refill Vial: NAC No.: 13280040

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