How Jackson “Met” Essences

Jackson talks about his first experience using flower essences to help cats.

And gives his balanced view of their place in helping animals live happier, healthier lives.

  1. Chrisy Tipton   October 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm  

    I have a kitten who came to us with bleeding issues (intrinsic factor defects) and an older dog who I thought we were going to have to humanely euthanize because she was in pain from inoperable tumors and arthritis. Both animals have benefitted greatly from Healthy Helper and Intensive Care.

  2. Judy   October 27, 2012 at 10:34 am  

    We found success with Bully Remedy and Peace Maker. Easy to add the drops to a little water and their canned food or pat it on them. It really made a difference with our male cat that got a little bit too rough during play with our smaller female cat. Now they play and chase and get wild but he doesn’t go overboard.

  3. Susan   October 27, 2012 at 11:04 am  

    First let me say I’m a big fan, and am grateful for what you do for cats. Wendy in Florida, from one of your Cat From Hell episodes earlier this year, is a friend of a friend. (My sister, husband and I met her at the friend’s mother’s birthday party, where Wendy told us about her cat problems. We said, have you heard of Jackson Galaxy?) She says you utterly transformed her cat situation, and I believe it.

    But would you ever consider a trial of using just water (maybe distilled water, let’s say), in the same way as the Essences? I’m wondering if it’s more the energy & attention (& humidity?) coming from the use/application, rather than the Essences themselves. Just a thought.

    1. Kelly   July 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm  

      I agree, these work just because of the people who use them subconsciously changing their behavior towards the cat. There is no physical validity to them whatsoever.

  4. Tyler   July 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm  

    If they are actually getting better they are doing it either from the flower, naturally over time, or with actual medicine. You brought up some sort of “energy” which I don’t think you really mean what energy means, but more of a bunk term like “Chi” or something. This is just like homeopathy, it’s nonsense.. (The energy part definitely).. I’m not saying flowers or certain natural things can’t help animals, just that theres been NO evidence to support some sort of “Mystical, spiratual” mumbo jumbo.

  5. Tyler   July 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm  

    If this isn’t some sort of scam and you just want to make money off of it, please either look into testing the claims of this “spiritual remedy” or take it off your site,because if it doesn’t actually work then you’re just taking peoples money.. I really like your show on Animal Planet, but if this herbal whatever stuff works it CAN be tested so we can find out for sure… But if you know it’s bunk and don’t want to find out for sure(just wanna make money), you will not let this comment past moderation, and you will keep selling non proven crap. Thanks for reading.

    1. ROSE   August 7, 2013 at 11:06 am  

      Dear Tyler,

      Where do you think medicine comes from??? Ahhh Nature.
      Before man start to produce in labs, every medicine came from nature. So if you prefer to intoxicate your body with trash it’s your problem.
      Just save us believers from your comments and everybody will be happy.
      Old say: if you don’t have anything nice to say just shut up.

      1. Albert   January 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm  

        Rose, Asking for scientific proof that something recommended for use in treating either a behavioral or medical condition is not unreasonable. Have you read the list of ingredients on these “Spirit Essences?” Full Color Spectrum, Reike Energy, Essences of Mule Deer, Mosquito, Campfire, Fox, Grecian Shoemaker, Airport Mesa Vortex, Starfish, The Watchman, Prairie Dog, Walrus, White Eagle, Dolphin…I could go on, but I think you get the point. Go ahead. Open the ingredient list for any of the Spirit Essences and read it. If you want to load your cat up on essence of airport vortex for $25 per bottle, go right ahead. I would rather put my money on something that has been tested and PROVEN TO EXIST and be effective than waste my time, money and cat’s well being on a bottle of water and alcohol. Yes, alcohol is in these mixes, too.

        With that said, as with any medication or treatment, I am more than willing to read any published peer reviewed, double-blind studies that have proven these products or the ingredients therein to be effective for what the conditions that Jackson Galaxy is recommending them. Until that time I will continue to watch his show as he does give good, practical advice there.

  6. Barbara   August 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm  

    How do I hire Jackson or find someone like him in my area? My cat is very unique (deaf, a hybrid, etc.) and seems to have had a major mental breakdown. I am desperate.

  7. Jody Johnsen   December 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm  

    Ok, I’ll give them a try. I have avoided anything scented up to this point because I have no way to judge how much is too much for any animal whose super-sniffer works better than mine. The thought that I might torture a poor animal with scent was too much for me – in part because people do it to me all the time. But your version of what I call the “healthy core” of any animal being drawn to wellness rang true to me. I’ll try them one at a time so I can add them to my arsenal with confidence.

    Thanks for the info Jackson.

  8. Heather   December 2, 2013 at 10:08 am  

    Have you tried your state college that had a veteran course? They are very advanced in trying new things and helping people. Some also have an animal behavior course

  9. debbie   February 8, 2014 at 10:43 am  

    I need help, I have 2 mature tuxedo cats that live with me and I want to bring a 5yr old female and a 3yr male to live with me. How do I get them to live in the same house without fight?

  10. Patricia Mira   April 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm  

    My cat Milka wasn’t eating or drinking water for 36 hours after a surgery, I put essence in her water and I was worried because if the cat didn’t drink, how the essence could work? Then I read a post from Jackson teaching to put drops in both hands and touch the animal. I did it, and my cat turn better in couple hours, changing the soul of my cat (I see difference in the feeling, posture and eyes of Milka), drinking water and eating! I’m glad to receive that lesson!

  11. BB   April 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm  

    I absolutely love that my outdoor (day) indoor (night) Maine Coons leave me flowers and leaves in my office as presents…my husband gets headless creatures near his lounge chair….:D I wonder what it all means…;-)

  12. Allison   April 13, 2014 at 2:09 pm  

    I am interested in the discussion about the flower essences and for what it’s worth, would like to share our experience with our extremely thunder-phobic golden retriever, Chester. We attend a scottish terrier rally every year in Door County and were discussing Chester as thunder was predicted. Someone told us about a flower essence they had been using with good effect in their scottie, who was very anxious. My husband and I are both biologists. We are very skeptical but we were also at our wit’s end at how to help our dog through the storms, short of knocking him out. We decided to give the essences a try. We used some products from Floral Essence Services in Utah. When the next storm was predicted, we applied some to Chester’s ears and muzzle. It is absorbed through the skin. Then we went back to what we were doing and waited to see what would happen.
    When the thunder started, a half hour or so later, Chester ran down to the basement and curled up in his hiding place. However, instead of his usual panicked panting and trying to dig, he just laid there. He obviously was not happy, but he was much more calm and much easier to work with than before. We honestly did not change anything we did. As I said, we were pretty skeptical. Over time that summer, we only had to resort to tranquilizers twice which was a big improvement. We believe that using the flower essences helped him calm down to the point where he could still listen to us and let us help him through the storms. For what it’s worth, we found them pretty remarkable and would definitely use something like that again. We lost our dog to an oral tumor in November. Now when I hear thunder, I remember Chester…and I’m grateful that he is somewhere where there are no storms.

  13. rochelle   April 14, 2014 at 1:44 am  

    essential oils and homeopathic remedies have been around for centuries. most are unproven to the medical industry or the fda would issue patents and declare it a drug and the cost would skyrocket. in humans, oregano oil and probiotics will work at ridding most parasites and restoring healthy flora levels in the gi tract and is a good deterrant to candida yeast infections! ir you could get a prescription for flagelatta and diflucan and a trip yo your pcp and drop a couple if hundred dollars


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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