A Calming Collar Can Provide Many Benefits
The calming cat collar made by Sentry has been proven to modify behavioral problems such as urine marking, destructive clawing, or aggressive behaviors. All you need to do is place the collar around your cat’s neck, adjust the cat collar then cut off the excess. The collar has a lavender fragrance which is pleasant smelling for you and your cat.
Each calming collar will last up to 30 days at which time it should be replaced. The collar is not toxic, not irritating, and is sustained release which makes it practical for constantly moving cats. A three pack of calming collars will cost an average of $10 to $15 depending on who you purchase them from. It is cheaper to buy a package of three than it is to buy individual collars so I always suggest stocking up on collars. Amazon is currently the cheapest which you can buy from by clicking the picture or link below.
Fast Working And Proven To Work
The calming cat collars work immediately but take time to reach a point of maximum intensity at which point there will be a noticeable change in your cat’s behavior. The time that it takes to modify your cat’s problem behavior will depend on the severity of the behavior, environment, and the individual cat. You should expect to see improvement in problem behavior within one to two weeks. It make take an entire month for severe behavior problems to be modified to any degree.
You can seal unused collars inside of a plastic bag but make sure to wash your hands each time you change a collar or put one away. Expect excess powder on each collar to come off when the collar is stretched out. The powder on each calming collar is the pheromone carrier which helps ensure adequate stress relief by keeping the pheromones intact throughout the packaging and shipping process.
Less common issues can be modified with a calming collar like travel anxiety, firework phobias, and chronic separation anxiety in cats. Pheromone collars can be used long term or indefinitely with no side effects. One common situation that I always recommend a calming collar for is with cats that have feline idiopathic cystitis. Feline idiopathic cystitis is bladder inflammation brought on by stress. The management for this is environment enrichment, play therapy, diet and nutrition analysis, and stress reducing supplements.
Calming Collars Versus Feliway Diffusers
The only downside to this collar is that there have been reports of the collar causing some discomfort and subsequent choking of the cat by getting stuck when the cat tried to move above or under something like a chair. The occurrences are small but you should always make sure the collar is snug and not able to slip over the cat’s head. One method to prevent the discomfort is to attach this collar in front of your cat’s regular collar using zip ties or clips.
A calming collar will have several advantages over Feliway diffusers and the spray version of Feliway. The problem with the spray is that it only works for specific locations which is great for urination problems but not so much for aggressive behaviors.
Diffusers are a fantastic addition to any multi cat household but you need one in each room for it to be truly practical which can be difficult since they are expensive. The best solution is a combination of diffusers in as many rooms as you can afford plus a collar for each cat who is stressed out or aggressive. Read about Feliway products and the best way to utilize them by clicking here.
- Durablity - 6/10
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