Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Celebrating the 4th of July with a FELIWAY® FUReedom from Fear Giveaway

This post is sponsored by FELIWAY®

KATIE:  Are they here yet? The flag is out by the front door. Red, white and blue decorations. There's a fresh FELIWAY® CLASSIC diffuser plugged in. And Glogirly is CLEANING THE GUEST ROOM. 

WAFFLES:  COOL! Houseguests! I call firsties on suitcase sniffing.

KATIE:  Waffles, I don't think you understand. It's almost July 4th. 

WAFFLES:  You mean like the 4th of July?

KATIE:  I mean like loud noises. Big booms. Fireworks. 

WAFFLES:  Wait. What? When???

Purr-fect for the 4th of July
We plan on having plenty of FELIWAY® at the ready for our holiday celebration. Between new visitors and houseguests, new smells and lots of noise, the stress level will be rising for Katie and Waffles. Katie doesn't seem to mind strange noises so much, but she's very timid and even scared around new people. Waffles is usually a social butterfly and warms up to new people quickly, but for him, strange noises send him running for a safe place.

In addition to our FELIWAY® CLASSIC diffuser, we'll be using our spray in the entrances to our home, rooms where guests will be spending time, and even on their suitcases. (!) 

We always make sure there's a safe, quiet, and private place for Katie and Waffles to retreat to if they're feeling stressed or scared. For them, their favorite space is in the master bedroom closet. That's where some of their beds and toys are and it's adjacent to a room with a litter box. We've got a separate litter box on the other end of the house for guests. (LOL!) 

How Does It Work?
Cats communicate through natural messages released in the air called pheromones. These pheromones give them a sense of safety and belonging. And safety is key when it comes to the stress of loud noises and new people and smells that often accompany 4th of July celebrations.

FELIWAY® mimics three naturally occurring feline pheromones, or "messages."

FELIWAY® CLASSIC - Happy Messages
You've probably seen your cat rub their face against corners, furniture and even you. As they mark their territory, they leave an odorless message called a Feline Facial Pheromone. These happy messages provide comfort and security. FELIWAY® CLASSIC is perfect for when houseguests arrive!

FELIWAY® MultiCat - Harmony Messages
Momma cats communicate with their kittens through natural messages released into the air. These Cat Appeasing Pheromones help to maintain harmony and social bonds between cats of all ages.

FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY® - Territory Messages
As you might expect, this is how cats communicate with each other. For example, when they scratch an object in their space, they leave both visible (like scratch marks) and invisible Territory Messages that indicate this is mine

FUReedom from Fear Giveaway
We're celebrating the 4th of July holiday with a special pick-you-own giveaway. Enter via Rafflecopter and choose from three of our favorite FELIWAY® products to help keep your kitties feeling calm and safe. 
  • FELIWAY® MultiCat Diffuser
Though prizes can only ship to US addresses, we're opening the giveaway up to our readers worldwide so that if anyone outside the US wins, they can gift their prize to a friend or shelter here in the US.

Good luck, everyone...and thanks for entering!

FTC Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by FELIWAY®  which means that we were paid to create and feature this content. Regardless of the payment received, we only feature products and services we use and/or feel would be relevant to our readers. 


  1. We hate the boomy crashies from fireworks and really wish everyone would go to all silent fireworks like the city of Collecchio Italy!

  2. I'll be staying home this year with my fiance and our 3 cats and 1 dog so they aren't so overwhelmed with the loud noises from outside.

  3. Good luck to everyone who enters! I already won a Feliway giveaway in the past... and actually we all love having guests, even Boodie, so we don't have the same need for it as other kitties do.

  4. Our booms started already! Since I have Feliway in the important rooms, the cats are taking the booms better than me!

  5. I will be cooking out earlier in the day, but once the major fireworks start in our neighborhood (it sounds like a demilitarized zone), I'll be cuddled up with my furbabies with the TV on and doing everything I can to keep my babies calm. We have three dogs and three cats, and temporarily we have two additional cats staying with us (not sure how they react to fireworks - at least they seem to be okay with thunder). The rest of the family will be outside with some friends of ours, making a major contribution to the firework noises in our neighborhood. I really don't mind missing it - I'd rather spend the time with my sweet furbabies.

  6. We can see the boomy stuff from the inside of our house where it’s safe. Happy Independence Day!

  7. Will just be relaxing at home watching TV. Happy 4th of July.

  8. We may have just added a new kitten, so this would be beneficial! Thank you

  9. This is the first year we have our new kitty on the 4th of July. So we will just be staying home with her tonight.

  10. We hope the boomers aren't too loud today. Happy 4th of July!

  11. We find the classic is best for us--even with the issues between Ham and Gemini. Who knew? Happy Fourth!

  12. Happy Independence Day, dear pals. We hope it's a quiet one!

  13. Yay! We looooooove Feliway in our 3 Meow household. Does wonders!

  14. I've been wanting to try Feliway for a while now. We have four cats, and I foster cats, so I've wanted to try this product to see if it would create more harmony in the house.

  15. We will be staying indoors keeping cool

  16. Hope this works on a feral living indoors - for now

  17. I hope Katie and Waffles had a peaceful 4th. Trinity spent the night in the pantry.

  18. Love Feliway products and use them on my 8 cats!!! Sometimes, we have our "misgivings" here and Feliway works!

  19. I'd really like to try the multi-cat. I sense there's more unhappiness between my two than I think. I know they act out in different ways - I'd love to create a household that has as much peace as one can expect.

  20. i stayed at home with my girls, they hate the fireworks, my neighbors like to shoot off fireworks days before and after the 4th. i like to make sure they are safe so i stay at home with the girls.

  21. Truffle will probably spend most of the evening under the bed

  22. I ended up not doing anything for 4th of July...well, except spending time with my cat and foster kittens! The fireworks weren't too bad in my area. However, I've used Feliway sprays before for traveling and can attest to the usefulness of their products!

  23. We were at home like it seems many others before us this year. We got to watch all the fireworks going on around us it was beautiful!


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