This is part of the on-going blog series called the Spirit Essences Report. This series gives you an inside look at how Jackson uses the holistic remedies he formulated with Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Jean Hofve over a decade ago. This is how Jackson helps the cats (and their guardians!) you see on the show…off camera.
Spirit Essences are not essential oils. They are holistic remedies, and the only veterinarian-formulated line of its kind in the world. Jackson has developed and refined the remedies based on his over 15 years of experience and the needs of his clients. They have been extremely successful, even in very difficult situations. For more info, check out www.SpiritEssences.com
Finn the domestic shorthair
Issue: Finn meowed all night AND he also peed all over the house – on the carpet, on laundry, on blankets and comforters!
Jackson says: First of all, let’s talk about what you didn’t see with the Finn episode. So in the room with the bay window where Finn had peed up a storm, we had used Fizzion to get rid of the smell. Now of course it got better. But the problem was that even though we got Finn to stop peeing in that corner, when I went back for the second visit and there had been no peeing for a week, maybe 10 days…the carpet was still damp because it was coming up from the sub-flooring. And it was the most disgusting smell. All I had to do was touch it. It was on my knees, it was everywhere, and I still could not get that girl to cut up that piece of carpet. All I was asking to do was cut up the square of carpet and she just wouldn’t do it. So there comes a point where you have to step out of the process and say, “This is your house, you do what you want to do.”
But you’re inviting him to go back there and you don’t get to be mad at him when he does.
For Finn, we used Safe Space for Cats to help him realize that, well, his space was safe and that he didn’t need to go into what I call the Alamo Response. The Alamo Response is saying “the barbarians are at the gate and I have to protect the castle, and by protecting the castle, we lay down the moat…” We don’t have to do that and that’s what Safe Space for Cats is all about.
Spirit Essences Jackson put to use
Molly the “problem child”
Issue: Molly chewed on electrical cords, she scratched people and furniture, and she pooped outside of the litter box!
Jackson says: For Molly, to help her along her path of weight loss and more comfort and ease within her body, we used Creak Away. It was to, in an energetic sense, help complement the glucosamine chondroitin supplements that she was getting along with the fish oil. And of course, y’know, a change in exercise and diet. These things are really going to be the complete picture in terms of changing Molly’s overall health, and that’s from a physical and vibrational standpoint. We also used Bully Remedy to keep her from over-guarding territories where Mimi was around. Mimi really didn’t need anything; she was doing just fine.
Spirit Essences Jackson put to use
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.