Feliway Multicat Review – Stress Free Cats

Product: Feliway Multicat

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Feliway Multicat Product Overview

This product is ideal for introducing new cats to one another or for reducing the amount of conflict between cats that have been living together for months or even years.

cats fighting

Feliway Multicat does this by emitting synthetic pheromones that make your cat feel calm and safe.  The product works similar to incense in that it comes in an oil and is heated to distribute it into the air.

I foster cats constantly and in most cases I introduce them to my resident cats. Feliway Multicat goes a long way in  reducing how much my resident cats meow/paw at the door where I keep the foster cats which is nice.

But most important is that when I introduce them it has a noticeable impact on how quickly they all come to an agreement to not hiss at or attack one another. It makes fostering cats much much easier, end of story. It made my now two resident cats come together much faster than I’d expected, days instead of weeks or months.

Using Feliway Multicat is super easy. You just insert the refill container into the diffuser and plug it in and you’re good to go. It may take a week or two to see noticeable results given the pheremones need to distribute into the air. The diffuser will spread the pheremones over an area of about 500-700 square feet if you have a single open room. Homes with many doors or multiple levels will likely see decreased coverage and may need more diffusers to see an impact.

Note the diffuser is designed with a rotating plug head so if you have horizontal or vertical plugs you’re still in good shape.


bonded cats groomingThe Pros:

  • It uses pheromones to create a calming environment for multi cat households that experience fighting
  • It is great for introducing a cat to a new household or a new place (even with no other cats)
  • It is excellent for introducing new cats to one another, especially if you foster or recently adopted
  • It is hands off once you plug it in, just insert a new refill after about 4 weeks 
  • Feliway has been clinically proven unlike many other products on the market
  • It is drug free so it won’t have any addictive impact on your cat
  • It is 100% scent free for us humans, we won’t notice it a bit

The Cons:

  • It can take time to start having an impact, sometimes a week or more
  • The refills are rather expensive, especially if you need to use them over the long haul
  • Covers a limited range and may require multiple diffusers if you have a large or multi room household

How to Use It Best:

  • Place it in the room your cats will be spending the most time in together
  • Be sure to place it in a spot where it is unlikely to get dinged or run into on accident
  • Plug it in a week before you bring home a new cat to help calm your existing cats down
  • Replace the cartridge about once a month to ensure there aren’t any breaks

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does a single refill last?
    • Each refill should last about one month
  • How much space does it cover?
    • The package indicates about 500-700 square feet, but if you have doors you close often etc. then this will be far more limited
  • What’s the difference between the Multi Cat Product and the standard Feliway Product?
    • The Multi Cat Product is intended to help reduce tension between multiple cats
    • The Standard Feliway Product is aimed at reducing spraying and scratching behavior
  • Will the Multi-Cat Plugins work with the standard Feliway Diffuser?
    • Yes, both types of refills work with the same diffuser.
  • How do I know it is working?
    • If the diffuser is warm to the touch that means it is working.

Wrapping It Up on Feliway Multicat:

Feliway Multicat is an ideal solution if you’ve got multiple cats that are fighting in your house or if you plan to introduce a new cat to the household in the near future. It is super easy to use, it doesn’t take any skill or practice, and it has a scientifically proven impact on cats. I’ve had great experiences with Feliway and I’d highly recommend it to anyone having trouble introducing cats.


If you’ve used Feliway Multicat and have any addition experience or info you’d like to share please comment below or shoot me a note at Craig@StuffCatsWant.com so I can update this article to reflect your thoughts.

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References: Feliway Multi Cat Site

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16 thoughts on “Feliway Multicat Review – Stress Free Cats

  • October 31, 2017 at 8:31 pm
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    This was very interesting review. I didn’t know they made a product like this.

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    • November 1, 2017 at 8:00 am
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      You wouldn’t normally run across it unless you have been having a problem with your cats getting along. Hopefully that means your cats are good buddies!

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  • October 31, 2017 at 9:15 pm
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    very through Feliway Multicat Review. I have never heard of this product and had no idea this even existed. I think this is very interesting product and sounds like it would work. Thanks for the information.

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  • October 31, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    I think I’ll give this product a go. My cat is not the friendliest fellow. He is by far my oldest pet. When my two dogs joined the family it took some time to get him to accept them but he still doesn’t like having any other animals around. Would this product help calm my cat when my dogs have puppies?

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    • November 1, 2017 at 7:59 am
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      It should help calm your cat down for any interaction with another animal or even a new space. I would definitely give it a shot for the puppies, I think you’ll see solid results!

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  • November 2, 2017 at 8:00 am
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    I have a 2 year old male cat and I’m considering adopting a 3-4 month old kitten. Would it be worth trying Feliway in advance, or do you think they’d be ok given the kitten is so young?

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    • November 2, 2017 at 9:31 am
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      Introducing young cats into a resident cat’s territory usually doesn’t show as much conflict as an adult cat because your resident cat doesn’t consider a kitten a threat. That being said if your cat has ever been near other cats and has expressed aggression then I would say it would be worth picking up in advance to help save yourself any trouble. Just my two cents.

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  • January 14, 2018 at 4:33 am
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    Never knew something like that existed! I hope it’s safe for the health of the cats. Otherwise, it seems really helpful!

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    • January 14, 2018 at 8:52 am
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      While it does come from the manufacturer itself this page might be helpful for you.
      https://www.feliway.com/nz/FELIWAY/FAQ

      That being said, there are numerous other threads and pages with plenty of people asking the same question and the resounding answer is that they are 100% safe for both humans and cats!

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  • January 14, 2018 at 1:56 pm
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    I absolutely adore kitties! One of my good friends has two cats who are very different from each other and one of the cats is constantly fighting the other. Its always something silly, like who gets to lie in front of the AC unit first. Cats are just so, so territorial! I will recommend your site to my friend, as she’ll benefit from it and especially this Feliway product! I think she’ll love it! Great & thorough review, btw!

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    • January 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm
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      Wonderful, thanks for passing it along!

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  • February 10, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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    What an interesting product! I’ll definitely be checking this out. Do you know if they create a similar product for dogs? I have two small dogs and they definitely need to tone their energy levels and play fighting down a notch or two!

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  • February 10, 2018 at 5:56 pm
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    Interesting article. I have learnt something new today. Personally, I swear by diffusers and if you can get feliway for your cats, then it is a win-win situation. I will share with some of my colleagues who are absolute cat lovers!

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  • February 26, 2018 at 10:02 pm
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    Now this is one post I can share with a few of my friends. They are cat Lovers. My friend has two cats and three dogs. They aren’t fighting yet but is this also great for dogs too.

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    • February 28, 2018 at 7:08 am
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      Absolutely, especially if your cats are afraid of the dogs! It helps everyone get along more effectively!

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