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6/3/13 10:58 P

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I have one problem child of my five and while I tried buspar, prozac and pulling my hair out, nothing has worked but the calming collars. It's the best move I've made in giving them a try. You put a new one on each month, but after 4mo of doing that he had one on for nearly 2mo without exhibiting the behaviours that indicate he's ready for a new dose of mommy pheromones.

The diffusers are more expensive and if your cats stay in several areas you have to use several of them. The collars go around the neck of the aggressor and the victim then you figure out if it's doing any good for either. In my case I tried it on 3 of 5 and only the one who needed it the most seems to benefit obviously.

Additionally I make sure he gets enough one on one time with me to get his love tank filled. Once he's sated he's less likely to lash out at the cat he most liked to pick on...

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6/3/13 8:32 P

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I used the Feliway products when I first brought my 2 back home from the shelter. It was hard to tell, but I think it took the edge off and helped relax them. Lately Lily had started being a bit of a bully towards Louie again, so I've been using Jackson Galaxy's Bully remedy for Lily and Self-Esteem for Louie. Again, I think it's helped a bit, but it's not a drastic change. If you're really having issues, I'd recommend giving them a try. Came in a triple pack- the third was "Peacemaker" which I spray in common areas. I put hers in her water and rub his on his head.

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6/3/13 6:44 P

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I used the Comfort Zone spray and plug in from Feliway when introducing my cats to the house.
( we also have two dogs )
It did seem to help them feel at home.
I am not sure these products are for aggressive behavior- unless the behavior is him striking out because he doesn't feel safe in the new environment yet. If he just needs some space and time to get used to you and your other pets- then I would recommend them. They may also help your other cat feel more mellow about the "new guy" since these products basically mimic mommy cat pheramones to send a "your safe" message.


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6/3/13 1:55 P

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I highly recommend Jackson Galaxy's spirit essecences if the bad behavior continues.. we used the one called "Bully" on one of our cats who is too aggresive toward one of the others that he was rasied with...works very well. They also have one called Peacemaker that is good...

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6/3/13 1:13 P

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In my experience it takes several months for new and existing cats to integrate. Getting them use to each other and the new cat use to a new home should be done gradually.

I use Feliway aromatherapy, the one that plugs into the electrical outlet, in two rooms of my house. I have found that it helps a lot in lowering the stress level when trying to integrate new cats.

You also need to work to establish a trusting bond with the new cat. Spend extra time letting him know he is special, that you will take good care of him, and that you will not put up with nonsense.

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6/3/13 11:04 A

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My cat takes an antidepressant, but her issue was being afraid and hiding all the time and running from the dog. It's cheap $3/month. Could be useful in this situation too, if your vet agree'd.

Kari

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Has anyone used them? Do they work?
Have new cat. 22 months old. Maine Coon. Badly scratched me the other day. My rescue, Smokey, put him in his place.
He's friendly mostly. But occasional hisses. & some scratching. Have been trying to be patient. But this is not good. Breeder will try to visit & clip his nails. But if these products work, I might try tot use.
Think he misses his Mom & siblings.

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