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Made one of my cats sick!
on February 3, 2015
I bought this for my cats because the younger two had started marking in the house since the old girl (who hisses at them) came indoors all the time for the winter. The 2yo female (who is normally a bit neurotic) seemed much calmed by the Feliway, but the 1yo male became rather sick, after only about 12 hours with it plugged it in. He's lethargic, growly and meowing miserably if we touch him, and he won't eat. We took him upstairs, away from the Feliway, and he still didn't feel well. He even threw up (just a little foamy water). I don't think he's eaten today. My cats are all indoors and normally very healthy, and there's nothing other than the Feliway to explain his reaction.
After some internet research, I learned that a negative reaction ("allergic" some call it) isn't very common for the Feliway diffuser, but since it's possible, I thought I'd better warn those considering this product! We've only had it plugged in and running for 24 hours, and he seems really sick. I've unplugged it and opened all the windows & turned on fans; hopefully it will clear out quickly and he'll feel better soon. Poor Oliver! :(
I'm mostly disappointed that it didn't work for all of them-- we were really looking forward to a simple solution to the marking problem. Dangit!