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  1. Sammy   May 13, 2013 at 6:30 pm  

    The Naperville book signing was awesome. Thanks so much for talking with us tonight. You rock, Cat Daddy!

  2. Ken Kressler   May 15, 2013 at 5:39 am  

    Mr. Jackson,
    When will you be able to reply my email? Because I have two beautiful cats and they don’t know me anymore and don’t want to be near me except my wife. Please help!!!

    Ken Kressler

    1. Virginia   May 17, 2015 at 11:20 am  

      I have had great luck with using catnip on my hands when trying to approach or calm an upset or
      merely disinterested cat. I have four rescues and they have had a number of issues. Giving frequent
      treats helps too. If you know which cat food this cat likes most, you could make sure that you are
      the one who feeds the cat. It helps to make a big deal over giving him or her a fresh dish and soothing
      words like “Are you hungry?” or “Do you want something to eat?” or “I like you.” It’s called operant
      conditioning in Psychology 101. If you can make this cat associate you with great smells and food,
      you have proven that you are in his or her corner. It also helps to have a lovey-dovey session every
      day with the cat where you spend about 10 minutes of alone time talking and petting in a quiet corner.
      I make a point of patting a cat’s head every time I walk by and sometimes they get a word of encouragement. I believe they understand some of what I say. It’s obvious that they do.

  3. Pascale Langevin   June 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm  

    Hi, I have a 2 years old cat and a almost 2 years old dog. My cat eats the dog food, she dos her busness on my dad bed and on the carpet. It it almost as if she dosn’t use the liter enymore. Can you help me?
    Thank you

    1. harvestwind   December 27, 2013 at 9:59 am  

      Cat is demonstrating displeasure, and needs a place of it’s own, where there’s a box where the dog will not interfere. Keep the box very clean, change at least daily. (doesn’t need more that a cup of litter there) Kitty probably also needs to feel it has a special place, where it can be part of household goings on, but out of reach of the dog. Then it will share other spaces in an acceptable manner. Insure there are no medical issues with the cat that may cause such demonstrations.

  4. Tala   June 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm  

    Well i want to now Jackson’s email.I need help my cat scratches a lot.And i want to see him.But i need his email to tell him i need help i have a MY CAT FROM HELL.I real do.

  5. erin   July 7, 2013 at 7:55 pm  

    Hope your back is healing well – are you gonna be okay?? (fingers crossed for ya!) Hope there is a human making you do you back re-hab stuff. The world needs you AND you deserve a better life 😀

  6. Yvonne   December 29, 2013 at 4:53 pm  

    I think I have found someone who can help me. I don’t get cable, but I can see your show on Netflix. I had to put 2 of my furbabies down in the past 2 years. They were 16 and 17 years old and they were very affectionate and loving to me. I do have another cat that I rescued from my backyard, which is a feral cat and pretty damaged. It has taken her many years to be social and affectionate in her own way, which I call the 30 second loves. Anyway, I adopted a 6 wk old kitten from ASPCA here, and he was already fixed, tattoed and cleaned up. He was considered a “lemon” because he was adopted but returned in a day or two because he was a gift and the person didn’t want this gift. I loved the “little guy” which is his name…and he is 8 months old now. He has taught my feral baby to be a cat, and how to play (she never played before at all) and turned very very affectionate to me, altho its still 30 second loves ( only can hold her 30 sec, kisses and head butts 30 seconds, then a dark look comes over her and she scratches and bites, or trys to). Anyway, Little Guy was doing well, adjusted well, wasn’t too affectionate, ran around here like the Prince of the castle. My adult daughter and her fiancé are living here also, and she has a cat of her own, but stays in her room and doesn’t really interact with anyone. I noticed that Little Guy would jump on my daughter’s lap, purr, and drool…always in her room, jumps on her bed and lets them hold him. He clearly loves them very much, but has nothing to do with me. I try to hold him, he growls and hisses, doesn’t ever jump on me or my bed. He has his perch, and sits and waits for her to come home or open her door. I play with him, feed him, but he doesn’t give me the right time of day. I haven’t done anything to hurt him, I don’t yell at him. I have been very upset and told my daughter that when she moves out, which she is in 6 months, if things don’t change she can take him with her. I have never had an animal not like me…and I am very upset about his lack of affection, altho I am accepting it, and I don’t force holding him or chasing him. Once in a while, he lays down by my feet, doesn’t let me scratch his belly. Am I correct in how I feel about this situation.

  7. Tanya   January 5, 2014 at 3:14 am  

    Dear Jackson!

    I know for sure you are always very busy and get lots of messages like this, but I really need YOU advise! Unfortunately, I have not that much time, so I hope you can help me to find a solution in my complicated situation. I’ve cried my heart out and i’m desperate. Please, PLEASE contact me if you can!

    From Russia with love,

    1. Tanya   January 5, 2014 at 3:16 am  

      *your advice (sorry for mistakes)

  8. Lori Maner   January 17, 2014 at 11:57 am  

    Hey, I’m so glad I found you. We just lost our kitten to HCM. I was with it when he passed. I’m so heart broken and now I have to tell my 11 year old and 6 year old. It’s going to crush my 6 year old. We just this past Sept. lost my dad to cancer and now her kitten. Any advice?

  9. Nathalia   April 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm  

    Hello Jackson. urgent need your help, you’re our only hope, we do not know who else to do. We had adopted 2 cats a same litter Nana and Pepe. recently the cat died and Jack was left alone, so we adopted another cat but cat not takes her well with her, it becomes aggressive, and Lula new cat is rather reclusive and shy. We do not know to do so they become accustomed without having risk of that will hurt. Help us please, we need you.

  10. juliene lefler   July 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm  

    dear Jackson Galaxy, Hi I’m Juliene Lefler I’m 10 years old and I have a cat named Angel thats pooping and peeing everywhere and it’s to the point where if she does it one more time shes gone. My mom is threating to get rid of angel. And we also have a kitten named Smokey. Smokey and Angel get into fights a lot and angel might kill my kitten. So I really need your help. I’m desperate! Please! I don’t want to get rid of my cat!
    from, Juliene Lefler

  11. juliene lefler   July 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm  

    P.S. I watch your show all the time

  12. Sandy Rollins   August 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm  

    My grandson has a 6 or so year old female spayed cat. She is deaf. He has lived in about six different places with her and each move has been an adjustment. Now he has moved in with his girlfriend and hopes to make that a permanent situation. She has two chihuahuas and “Sassy” is not happy with them as roommates. The dogs are used to sleeping with her, Sassy sleeps with him. Needless to say, that isn’t working. She either howls all night, or terrorizes the dogs and causes them to bark. They haven’t slept in weeks. Is there any help for them? Suggestions? Thank you

  13. Mary Berquist   August 27, 2014 at 11:53 pm  

    Hi Jackson,
    I thoroughly enjoy your Animal Planet series. I just watched the video on Netflix “The Paw Project”. I have known between 35 and 40 cats in my life at one time blessed with 15. I however do not recommend anyone to have more than four unless they have the space and time needed for that many cats.

    All this being said I want to address the issue of cat declawing. I am firmly and totally against it. I also feel the movement to ban the cruelty of declawing should be supported and encouraged. I can only see a need for limited use of it when and where the cat’s overall healthy and well-being is in jeopardy. Such as in a case I personally know of where my friend had a polydactal cat whose extra digits were causing infections and the vet suggested that as the remedy. It made sense at the time but I have no way of knowing if some alternate treatment could have been better.

    However while it may yet be years before declawing is unacceptable in the US I believe it should be mandatory for vets to fully explain the procedure and its ramifications to anyone considering it. It should also be required for the owners to view something like “The Paw Project” before being allowed to choose such a procedure. I firmly believe that the greater majority of such cruelty is done out of ignorance of the cost to their pet. This alone should reduce such procedures and help to ban them altogether.

    Mary B

  14. AFC   September 25, 2014 at 6:44 pm  

    Hello Jackson,

    We have two 4 year old cats, Max & Tigger. The vet told us that Max need his teeth cleaned more than Tigger, but Max will not have any of it. We have tried with a small rubber cat toothbrush, but he won’t let us rub his gums for more than a few seconds. How much do we need to worry about this? The tech at the Vet, tried but she told us that he needs to be sedated. Frankly, we are more afraid of putting him under than any issues his teeth my bring. Are we right? Should we let them sedate him?

    Warm Regards,


  15. Sue   September 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm  

    Jackson you are the purrfect voice for cats. Love your show.

  16. Karen   November 12, 2014 at 11:29 am  

    Thank you so much for everything you are doing. Because of the things I have learned from your show My Cat From Hell, I have been able to rescue stray cats around our neighborhood, Tame down a wild mother cat who was nursing a litter and carrying a litter at the same time, shelter her and her babies through her delivery and retirement and place her litter into homes. Because of your books I am able to work through litter box issues as one of Momma’s babies is now becoming an adult and living inside with my other 2 indoor, older cats. And I have been able to provide a safe warm healthy shelter for Momma, who is a serious hunter and did not adjust to indoor life. She comes and goes through a pet door and sleeps in a cat tree in our garage, heated bed, food, water, litter box, (will try again later) Momma is now a calm, loving, gentle pet. We now have 4 cats and I am reading and learning all that I can to keep them happy and healthy and help any newcomers that might arrive. Thank you so much. Without you she would not have lived through her last litter and neither would of those tiny hungry beautiful faces that came out of her!! I am a new cat lover! I hope to volunteer in a shelter or create my own shelter on day.

  17. Frank Castillo   December 1, 2014 at 7:46 pm  

    hello jackson, mi name is frank i’m living in Monterrey, Mexico, I want your help, My family likes the cats ,actually we have two of them, but my mother who lives in Mexico city, don’t like them and she has already some cats on ther house roof and on the nigth they make a lot of noise you know , she can’t sleep and she is desseperade about this, she wants that the cats leave the home and her life, could you tell some tips or ideas about this problem to help her and help the cats beacuase I want to help to my mother and help to the cats. Thank you for read my letter and help me, My wife and I try to see you on yor tv rpogram all weeks you are great, and I like the rock and roll too, See you and I,ll be waiting for your response.

  18. Duarte   December 17, 2014 at 10:11 am  

    mr.Jackson, my family and I want to congratulate you on your tv show, we are learning a lot of things about cat, its behavior, habits, etc. We need a tip: what we have to do to make my cat sleep all night long or at least watch us sleeping until we awake? help us, we’re dying of sleep. Thanks.

  19. Silvina ruiz   December 21, 2014 at 10:59 pm  

    Hello Jackson i am from Torreon Mexico and i need some help… I have 3 persian cats and one of them is not happy. He is the oldest and he has been living with us since he was a baby… Nowadays he is always mad and he doesnt like people… He has never used the litter box!! The other cats are very happy
    Thanks i would love to hear from you because i am really worried about him
    Thank you happy holidays

  20. Rick Langella   January 27, 2015 at 10:14 am  

    I am at my wits end I have an 8 year old neutered indoor cat. I also took in my sisters 7 year old yorkie 1.5 years ago, all was perfect until just before Christmas. My cat started to be obsessed with our heater vents ( we live in a mobile home and vents are in the floor. One day I was walking down my hallway and of course my dog had to follow me. I got to just outside my bathroom and the cat let out a yowl and attacked my leg then set its attention on the dog he went after the dog got it cornered and bit and scratched it like it was a stray animal. I finally got the cat off the dog by turning on my vacuum and locking the cat back in the bathroom. My partner came home from work and got the cat carrier and tried to get the cat to come out and place it in the carrier and as he did the cat started to yowl and hiss but as he talked calmly to the cat was able to get it to calmly go into the carrier. We then set out attention to the poor dog. She was all bloody but didn’t need the vet thankfully we left the cat in the carrier for about 2 hours she seemed to be completely normal. let her out and she (the cat) was fine. A few days later the cat went at the dog again, Then again last week when we decided to give the dog back to my sister temp. until we can figure this out with the cat. Today with no dog in the house for about 4 days the cat again went at both myself and my partner. I don’t know what to do. My partner wants to get rid of the cat or have it put down…Jackson Galaxy PLEASE HELP!!! I don’t want it to come to that, I love my cat and also my dog and want to bring the dog back home… Thank you Rick

  21. lisa kim starr   March 21, 2015 at 7:06 pm  

    my daughters cat chloe needs help.she is constantly climbing door jambs not eating except for treat time .she was born of feral cats can you help level her out .did I mention she likes to attack when petted to much.I call it chloe snapping.draws blood on me too old for it.Try kicking her out of bed missing toes maybe!

  22. lisa kim starr   March 21, 2015 at 7:13 pm  

    if you could give some suggestions on how to deal with chloe id really appreciate it. I love her dearly but she can get really aggressive and violent

  23. Lisa @ Captivated Reader   June 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm  

    Just recently finished listening to Cat Daddy last night and loved it!! Thanks for sharing your story and life spent with Benny. Benny sounds like he was an amazing cat!!

    I have a book blog and shared a review of Cat Daddy… See the following link:

    Keep up the great work in helping us humans understand the cats that inhabit our world.

  24. jc   June 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm  

    Hi Jackson we need help with our cats the two boy male cats keep really bad fighting and attacking the female cat.
    My number Is 732 908 6306 our address is 4 Kathy ct. Brick NJ 08724 in sutton village.

  25. alexandra   June 27, 2015 at 7:00 am  

    Hi jackson , I am Colombian and I need your help , adopt a cat she is 5 years been a little shock hurts other cats but it’s okay . we have a kitten who is 9 months only wants to play with her, but she does not want to play with him, growls and tries to hit and not know what to do , because we can not leave them alone for a few minutes as they fight.

    I much appreciate some advice .
    Thank you.

  26. Barbara Del Aguila   June 27, 2015 at 4:57 pm  

    First of all love cats. I have3 a orange tabby name Rolo, a California Spangler name Monty,and calico her name is Miss Mimi . l love how you show real feeling for cats. I think you are awesome. Keep the shows coming . awesome love one of your biggest fans Barbara

  27. Jessicat   August 13, 2015 at 5:55 pm  

    Help. I have a Bengal who is 8 years old now. He was a happy indoor cat. We then moved into a place that is on the ground floor. He broke out of the house and has now had a taste of the “outside.”
    Morning, Noon and Night he MEOWS to be let out. It’s constant. It’s loud.
    I do take him for walks on the leash but that’s not good enough for him anymore. He wants to be an outdoor cat but we don’t feel that it’s safe for him. So how do I get him to stop?

  28. Woodie Bishop   September 3, 2015 at 11:37 am  

    Can you help/guide me please!!!!
    Hello Jackson! Was wondering (I don’t even know if you’ll see my post) if there is anything to be done about cataracts in cats? My Lady is 15 1/2 yrs old and just w/ a snap of fingers she has cloudiness in her eyes. Day before yesterday her eyes were clear, but yesterday, cloudy. I’m going to make an appt for the vet but was wondering if you knew of anything that I may discuss w/ her vet. Eye drops perhaps? I don’t think she is strong enough for surgery i.e. the anesthesia. She’s just a lil thing, weighs about 4 1/2 pounds (she is one of those “compact kitties”). He highest weight in her prime was maybe 6 pounds. Any advice or instruction you can give would be greatly appreciated. My heart is breaking for her; she hardly moves around I can tell she’s not sure of what to do or where to go. frown emoticon

  29. ann vores   November 3, 2015 at 9:38 am  

    I would like to set up an appointment to talk to jason. I have a rescue cat that pees un the carpet and furniture. I have been working with a pet phychic for a long time and even she hasn’t been able to help. Dini is a very sweet cat but there is nothing she won’t pee on with the exception of the litter box. Please help.

  30. Gary   March 20, 2016 at 7:27 am  

    Came across one of the coolest Automatic wet cat food dispensers, but unfortunately it’s not available here in the U.S. as of yet.

    My dilemma is, until I find something like this, I’m tethered to my two cats. Because I care about their health, I only feed them high quality wet food, along with Raw. I also feed them smaller portions throughout the day, which according to Jackson, is the way to go. This not only means I need to return home in a timely fashion around feeding time, but it makes it very difficult to travel.
    If I hire a petsitter, they’d have to come over numerous times, early in the morning, return around 2 to 3 in the afternoon, and then at least one more time. This gets to be really expensive if I’m out of town for a week or two. If I had something like the above automatic wet cat food dispenser, a petsitter would only have to come by once, maybe twice a day. The other option is dropping them off at a kennel or private individuals home, which for cats is not the best option, as they very much like to stay in their own environment. Just wondering what other people in the same situation have done?


  31. Gary   March 28, 2016 at 7:43 am  

    Crickets. Is there anybody out there, anybody at all?

  32. Kathleen   May 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm  

    I love your book Cat Daddy – I am only half way through but I can relate to what you are saying because I have been there to a lesser degree myself. I love your show; watch my dvr recordings several times. Thank you for loving cats as much as I do and for what you are doing for the cats in the world. Please don’t get too Hollywood. Commercialization might turn people off and blow off the cause.

  33. Donna Hall   June 19, 2016 at 10:24 am  

    Hi Jackson. Love your show “My cat from Hell”. I have a ferl cat, that only comes to me. My husband trapped it Jan. 2015 and took it to where he works across town. It looked like it had been run over, skin hanging off his neck aned such. A year later that cat showed back up to our house! I’d like to take it to the vet and see what can be done with his face & nack to get it to heal, but it would put the vet & techs in danger of getting bit. How would you handle this?

  34. Walter Teel   June 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm  

    Dear Jackson,
    We love your show and are always amazed at how you were able to remedy unpleasant cat behavior. You are a genius.

    We need your help with our 7 year old female Maine Coon cat. She has been spayed and has been a wonderful cat. However, about three months ago we left for 5 days and when we came back she had a bladder infection. Adult son was taking good care of the cat. The bladder infection has now totally cleared up. Our problem is she continues to pee and poop right next to her box. We have changed litter, change boxes, taking her to the vet, and still we are at wit’s end to determine why she continues to do this. The vet says there is nothing physically wrong with her and that it is psychological. Help! Anything you could tell us would be welcome. We have read all the literature on why cats do this and are stumped. They have been no changes in our situation or hers which would prompt her to do this. We have no small children and no other animals in the home.


We regret that Jackson does not answer questions posted in the comments. This is due to his demanding schedule and the high volume of requests he receives. But most importantly, since he has not met your cat, it would be contrary to his approach for him to give specific personalized advice for your specific situation. That being said, general questions and issues are addressed throughout this blog, in his book Cat Daddy and of course, the show My Cat From Hell.

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