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Ninny
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feline depression

#1 Postby Ninny » October 16th, 2012, 8:05 am

My cat gets depressed when her Feliway runs out. I can always tell, and plug in a new one. Jaywhat calls it "homeopathy" and sneers. Dora gets better straight away. So could someone settle the argument for me? It is not cheap! Below is what they say on the Feliway website:

What is Feliway & How to Use?

When a cat is secure you will see it brush up against furniture rubbing it face on it.
This is a cat marking it’s territory as safe and secure. The absence of these familiar marks is believed to lead to am increase in anxiety.
Ceva laboratories have managed to mimic this natural marking and put it into Feliway.
When cats are stressed (what stresses cats) or ill they stop marking their territory as safe and secure. This can lead to unwanted cat behaviours
Feliway helps cats naturally cope with stressful situations and stops unwanted cat behaviour, providing a contented household for you and your cat.

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Re: feline depression

#2 Postby Dave B » October 16th, 2012, 9:26 am

Good heavens, I did not know there were such products for cats!

I assume this is some kind of artificial pheromone or something? If such I would guess that every cat has a unique odour to other cats. That could offer the idea that Dora thinks she has some sort of "invisible friend" and misses this entity when the thingy runs out? ( :wink: )

Or is there just a little catnip in there somewhere? Have you tried any catnip toys as a substitute?
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Re: feline depression

#3 Postby stevenw888 » October 16th, 2012, 10:17 am

Sounds a little bit to me like "Marketing over substance" which is what we in advertising used to say about Magners Cider.
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Re: feline depression

#4 Postby Ninny » October 16th, 2012, 11:00 am

Dora likes a bit of catnip, but it doesn't solve any problems - just gives her a few moments of ecstasy in which she bites her own leg!

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Re: feline depression

#5 Postby Dave B » October 16th, 2012, 11:02 am

Ninny wrote:Dora likes a bit of catnip, but it doesn't solve any problems - just gives her a few moments of ecstasy in which she bites her own leg!
Wonder if that is the cat-equivalent of pinching oneself to try to get back to reality!?
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Re: feline depression

#6 Postby jaywhat » October 16th, 2012, 11:44 am

I wonder what effect the Feliway has on humans. I do not sniff the furniture but I feel pretty OK when it is pumping its mystic smell into the air.

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Re: feline depression

#7 Postby Dave B » October 16th, 2012, 12:01 pm

So-called alternatives to Felliway - but you probably won't want to contemplate most of these, Ninny!

This might be interesting as well.
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Re: feline depression

#8 Postby Alan H » October 16th, 2012, 12:02 pm

You don't bite your own leg, then jaywhat? :D
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Re: feline depression

#9 Postby Ninny » October 16th, 2012, 4:58 pm

He can no longer reach it!

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Re: feline depression

#10 Postby Alan H » October 16th, 2012, 6:04 pm

:pointlaugh:
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Re: feline depression

#11 Postby jaywhat » October 17th, 2012, 6:34 am

This :hilarity: is me trying to bite my leg. Amazing that I have a personalised smilie.

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Re: feline depression

#12 Postby jaywhat » April 14th, 2013, 4:48 pm

Dora now has some 'catnip pills' - the real hard stuff. :smile:

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Re: feline depression

#13 Postby animist » April 14th, 2013, 5:37 pm

this should really be in the cats v dogs thread, but I am suffering from mild vicarious feline depression after reading that dogs are officially more intelligent than cats!

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes ... ls-species

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Re: feline depression

#14 Postby Purno » June 13th, 2017, 5:28 am

Hi, I am here in Australia and how do you fix it with furniture?
Where to buy furniture online in Australia? @ Cheap Prices!

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Re: feline depression

#15 Postby animist » August 27th, 2018, 11:32 am

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1

if feline depression is severe, is it catatonic?

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Re: feline depression

#16 Postby Alan H » August 27th, 2018, 11:47 am

animist wrote:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467089147119949&set=gm.759190457772693&type=3&theater&ifg=1

if feline depression is severe, is it catatonic?
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: feline depression

#17 Postby jaywhat » August 28th, 2018, 7:01 pm

All felines are depressed - just like humans.

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Re: feline depression

#18 Postby animist » August 29th, 2018, 9:17 am

Alan H wrote:
animist wrote:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467089147119949&set=gm.759190457772693&type=3&theater&ifg=1

if feline depression is severe, is it catatonic?
The link's not working...
hope this one does

https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/535646 ... 4/?lp=true

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Re: feline depression

#19 Postby jaywhat » August 29th, 2018, 8:41 pm

If I was feline I would be happy as a sandboy


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