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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
has anyone used Comfot zone? if so does it work or did i waste my money? trying to get my cat's mood back to good mood... and maybe help with her from not spraying as much..
post #2 of 22
Have you used the different varieties of Feliway? There are numerous versions of the product!

I have found that the plug in and the FeliFriend Spray have been pretty benefitial to the issues that I have encountered! I admit that it takes quite a lot of time, patience and money to find the right version, but it is totally worth it!

Please do remember that it does take time to get a noticable effect!

EDIT: Also, is your kitty spayed? Have any health issues been ruled out by a vet?
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Nope, not spayed yet and not sure about the health issues yet.. Kitty is deffently due for a check up though, its just the vets here sure like to charge an arm and a leg for that stuff.... But I do need to get her and the new kitten in for check ups though... But as far as I know, everything is healthy on the older cat, her stools look normal, urin smells and looks the normal color, she's playfull when she wants to be and moody when she wants to be, but thats a female for you :p.



Theres Kitty...
post #4 of 22
Your kitty is certainly a beauty!

Getting her spayed and checked by the vets is the best thing you can do for her - It might even curb the spraying and 'moody' behaviour! Plus, there are many other issues that come along with an un'fixed' kitty - health issues (which will cost more in the long run and give you one sick kitty), risk of unwanted pregnancy etc.

I know it seems very expensive, but it really isn't that much when you think of the benefits for your kitties!
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks.. I've actualy been talking to an adoption agenciey here and they told me that they give out $25 vouchers to the vets for a spay to help with the cost, and as far as i can tell even if you didnt adopt the cat from them, which is really nice.. I dont think i'm going to get her declawed just cuz she is 2 and i dont want to cause arthritis or ghost pains... Plus, I think Kitty likes her claws, shy might miss them.
post #6 of 22
That's excellent that the adoption agency offers vouchers for reduced cost of the spay!

I'm pleased that you aren't going to get your kitty declawed! Kitty certainly does like her claws!

I hope you'll be getting kitty (and the new kitten) in for her spay soon, it will help with the spraying issue and she'll feel a lot calmer afterwards!
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ya, thats what im hoping... do you suggest me getting noah declawed too when she gets old enough....

Im sitting here with Kitty right now and Noah is in the bed room and Kitty is still being a butt about the whole thing.. I hope she gets used to him soon cuz i dont like leaving NOah in the room like that.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by shrekfx
Ya, thats what im hoping... do you suggest me getting noah declawed too when she gets old enough....

Im sitting here with Kitty right now and Noah is in the bed room and Kitty is still being a butt about the whole thing.. I hope she gets used to him soon cuz i dont like leaving NOah in the room like that.
Oh no! Please do not get your kitties declawed! Claws really are not a problem (I'm from the Uk where it is illegal and it is no trouble at all having claws - with training, my furniture and carpets in my rental property are fine!!

I recommend that you have both kitties spayed/neutered but not declawed - it is cruel and thare are so many issues (as you mentioned in your post) with having a cat declawed!!

Am I correct in thinking that you are having introduction issues? If you are, there are many threads that I can draw your attention to and give advice as best I can!

Please do not declaw your cats though!!!
post #9 of 22
i have found that the comfort zone does help when introducing new cats to resident cats, but that may also be a reason Kitty is spraying, besides the spay issue. i have a 927 square foot house, & 2 plug ins. i use them as needed - got a 2nd one when Chip came 2 months ago, to help with integration. i think it improved things a lot, & definitely helped Pixel, who has anxiety issues & herpes flare-ups when stressed [she's my senior cat ]. good luck!
post #10 of 22
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ya, ive read the intorduction ones and they all seem good.. i just dont know when to let my cat try and see my kitty.. I know my kitty excapes the room and my cat gets pissy.. Any ideas? and she's been spraying for awhile, even before we got the new kitty, and that plugin really does help alittle... but kitty has only been here for 2 days now...

Oh, and why is it illeagle to have your cat declawed
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by shrekfx
ya, ive read the intorduction ones and they all seem good.. i just dont know when to let my cat try and see my kitty.. I know my kitty excapes the room and my cat gets pissy.. Any ideas? and she's been spraying for awhile, even before we got the new kitty, and that plugin really does help alittle... but kitty has only been here for 2 days now...
Kitty spraying will probably be coming from the fact that she is in heat. It could also be a sign of anxiety and spraying to mark her teritory!

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Originally Posted by shrekfx
Oh, and why is it illeagle to have your cat declawed
It is illegal due to it being inhumane and unnecessary - cats are born with claws and that's the way they should stay!

(if you do a search of the site, you will find a lot of information about why declawing is a inhumane!)
post #12 of 22
Please do as Sar suggests - search the forum for the word 'declawing' and you'll get lots of threads and links explaining why you should not declaw your cat. I agree totally with Sar - cats come with claws and if you don't want the claws don't get the cat.
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
I'll have to do that.. Me and my g/f decided not to get Kitty declawed, but thought since Noah is still young, when he's old enough to get nudered that we'll get him declawed as well, but i'll do some more research.
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post #15 of 22
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i read it... thanks.. i deffently dont want to declaw my kitties now. Only if i can convince my g/f the same.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by shrekfx
i read it... thanks.. i deffently dont want to declaw my kitties now. Only if i can convince my g/f the same.
I'm pleased to hear that, Tim! I'm sure that if you show Jackie the information and images, she will agree that there is no need to declaw!

post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
we talked about it and decided not to go for the declaws.. now, i just need to find a place to get a good (low cost) cat tower
post #18 of 22
Really pleased you've decided against the declawing
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
yup... no declawing.. the next thing i need to figure out is why Noah likes to bite.. We'll play with him and then he'll start biting.. I've even trying playing with him and toys, but he'll bite the toy for a few sec, then attack my arm... he bites hard too...
post #20 of 22
He's just playing - he doesn't realise you don't have a fur coat like him to protect your skin! When he bites try not to react - if you shriek and pull your hand away he'll think it a great game! Try to distract him with a toy and/or ignore him (keep your hand still, withdraw your attention and don't make eye contact). How old is Noah? My kitten used to bite in play when I first got him but he's doing it less now - he's 5 months now.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by urbantigers
He's just playing - he doesn't realise you don't have a fur coat like him to protect your skin! When he bites try not to react - if you shriek and pull your hand away he'll think it a great game! Try to distract him with a toy and/or ignore him (keep your hand still, withdraw your attention and don't make eye contact). How old is Noah? My kitten used to bite in play when I first got him but he's doing it less now - he's 5 months now.
I agree!

Also, you might want to redirect his attention onto something else! Willow still have a bit of an issue with biting - generally when he can't actually see your feet/hands! I bought a string dog bone for him and when he bite, I divert his attention onto that!

Now he will go over to it on his own and battle with it!

A soft toy will also work well!
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
O.k. i guess i havent tried a toy with strink, just one you hold and it will work for a sec or two but then BAM!!!, out of no where, he attacks... he sure can bite hard...
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