The Happy Traveller and Feliway I bought for her. The capsules contain valerian, german chamomile, Kava Kava and St John's Wort. The Feliway is synthetic pheromone.
The vet said Max has IBS because he is stressed. And Spencer overgrooms, because she is stressed. He looked at me, and asked why all the cats are stressed. I told him because the owner is stressed too!
He suggested hormones for Spencer, but it will make her eat more, so we immediately gave up the idea. Then he suggested Bach Rescue Remedy, containing flower extracts of rock rose, impatiens, clematis, star of bethlehem and cherry plum. I know about this product, almost trying it myself some years back. So now I am supposed to dab 3 to 4 drops onto the Spencer's throat, temples and behind the ears, 2 to 4 times daily. I guess if it all gets too much for me, I can always take it orally to calm myself down too!!
Then the vet gave Spencer her annual booster, on the shoulder this time, so as not to aggravate the lump. He asked about Spencer's general mental and physical health, and her relationship with Max. I explained to him about Spencer's highly strung personality, her vocalness, and the difficulty I face in making her lose weight.
When I looked through the vaccination card, I realised Spencer has been seing this same vet for 6 years now. Lucky Spencer, to have found such an understanding vet.