I have never had a problem with this outlet. The diffuser was SMOKING and hot to the touch. It was also greasy and coated with the pheromone liquid.
Like your feline friends FELIWAY Diffusers should be warm to touch. This is perfectly normal, it means it’s doing its job of sending those “happy messages” all around the room.
Feliway does not contain any scent, as cats do not enjoy smells in items such as scented litter or air fresheners. You should not notice any smell from the diffuser, and it will cover 800 square feet of an enclosed space.
To recap: heat diffusers carry risk of burn or fire damage, and water diffusers can make for bacterial breeding grounds if not cleaned regularly. For these reasons, cold-air nebulizing diffusers are not only the most effective option, but the safest and lowest maintenance choice as well.
The pheromone itself does not have a smell, thus it’s normal not to smell any odor coming from the diffuser. However, depending on individual sensitivity, some people may perceive an odor which corresponds to the heated solvent.
Feliway aims to produce reassuring messages to your cat, using the pheromones associated with safety and comfort. So that they reduce anxiety and therefore stress-related behaviours. As pheromones are a normal part of cat communication, Feliway is not a drug. Therefore it has no side-effects, and cannot be overdosed.
No, it is not a problem to use the pheromone products long term as they are not absorbed into the bloodstream and it is not possible to ‘overdose’ on them.
You should plug Feliway® Diffuser in the room where the cat(s) spend most of their time or the room most affected by the unwanted marking behaviours such as scratching or urine spraying. A diffuser covers an area up to 70m² (750 sq ft), but must not be covered, placed behind a door or underneath furniture.
– For best results, Feliway ® Spray can be used in conjunction with Feliway ® Diffuser. – You may stop using Feliway ® once the cat is observed rubbing the site with its head (marking with its own facial pheromone). Where this is not observed, continue for at least 1 month. Replace refill as required.
How long should it take to see an effect on my cat(s) with Feliway® Diffuser? Feliway® Diffuser will be fully functioning within 24 hours of plugging in. The effect on the cat will depend on the nature, extent and duration of the problem for which Feliway® is used.
Plug the FELIWAY Help! diffuser in your cat’s favourite room. It covers up to 50m2. If your home, and the rooms your cat spends time in, are larger than this, you can use multiple diffusers.
Thoroughly clean the area by wiping it down with warm soapy water, or a mixture of alcohol and water. Use a clean towel to blot it dry, let it dry naturally or use a vacuum. Do this a few times if necessary until there’s no trace of the smell.
These plug-ins are odorless—humans and other pets can’t detect the scent of cat pheromones. There are two different types of pheromone blends used for cat stress relief: calming pheromones and multi-cat pheromones.