My Cat From Hell Casting Call

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Have a hellish cat?  Tell us your story.

Casting is now open CLOSED for My Cat From Hell!

Email your submission to mycatfromhell@jacksongalaxy.com and include the following:

About You

  • Your Name
  • Age
  • City
  • Contact phone number
  • Who you live with
  • Tell us about your cat and how it’s affecting your life/relationship

About Your Cat

  • Be sure to include your cat’s name
  • Cat’s age
  • Cat’s breed
  • Where you got the cat and
  • Tell us, in detail, about your cat’s behavioral problems and why you (or your family) are at your wits end.

Your Pictures

  • Include pictures of you
  • Pictures of your family members and
  • Of course pictures of your cat
Good luck!
  1. Kim   September 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm  

    Hopefully someone can come up with an idea… read on…
    I am desperate to save these kitty’s lives.
    I have two ten year old, large cats. Breed unknown. Typical tabby cats i think. They are from the same litter. Taken a little too early from mom if you ask me, maybe at 5-6 weeks old. A lady was coming around to strip mall businesses with a box of kittens who said that if she didn’t get rid of them they were going to the pound. I had to take two so they had someone to play with. (I don’t know if this has anything to do with their constant but increasingly problematic behavior of peeing on my parents bed. It used to be sporadic, but now it is every day. NO JOKE. We don’t know who it is and it seems to be mostly in the morning, although occasionally it is at other times. We feed them when they meow in the morning a tiny (and i mean TINY) spoonful of wet food which seems to suffice them.
    Recently though, while my mom was on the phone fixing the bedroom TV with our cable provider, Spice then hopped up, proceeded to dig around in the blankets and pee directly on her and the bed. (Previously we thought it was Sugar, the other cat that was doing it). Spice likes to sleep under the covers, so my mom thought nothing of her digging around. This urinating happens when no one is around 99 percent of the time, so we don’t definitively know who is doing it on the constant basis. We do the cat box literally twice a day and give them both their own boxes. We used large storage boxes (the plastic ones you find at like home depot) with a large hole cut out. They don’t seem to always sit down when they pee and it used to kind of trickle over the box (we used trash bags to protect the carpet). Now we use puppy pads. She seems to use the puppy pads occasionally instead of the clean cat box. I can deal with the peeing on the pads but this peeing on the bed thing every day has got to go.
    I currently live with my fiancee who has a 8 year blue merle border collie who is excitable and neurotic. The home we live in is 1000 square feet and the cats have never seen a dog. The get their panties in a bunch when they see a rat that scampers across the front porch, so coming here is not a good idea and not fair to them. Having five large animals in a space this small would be too much for our little space. Unfortunately, we are stuck due to a over-inflated mortgage like the rest of the country. Like i said we gave them their own boxes, keep them clean every day, protect the outside area with puppy pads and keep them satiated by keeping a routine of wet food in the morning. I watch your show religiously and scroll chat boards and any websites i can. I don’t know what to do anymore. I certainly don’t want to put them down. The family loves them to death but cant deal with the constant loads of laundry. (My mom is legally disabled and can’t do too much work without being in excruciating constant pain, so its wearing on her.)
    Recently I’ve been put in a position to get rid of them or put them down. I am a huge animal activist and can not fathom doing either. (I cant imagine anyone wanting a cat who pees on things, so they would most likely be put down).
    This is timely and very urgent.
    Thank you for your help. Any help or other contacts you may know of would be of great help.
    I am begging you. On my knees right now begging you to help me!!!!!!

  2. Nancy   September 29, 2012 at 10:02 am  

    I don’t have a “Cat From Hell”, but I do have a cat that’s so skittish, she’s afraid of EVERYTHING! I can’t even afford to take her to the vet, be she seems to be very healthy. She’s almost 11 years old and we’ve had her since she was 8 weeks old. She started out being very friendly, but gradually came to be more and more of a “scaredy cat”. She is very loved and treated very well, so I’ve been unable to understand this behavior. Do you think she might need some kind of medication? I’d appreciate any and all responses! Thanks in advance!

  3. Rebecca   September 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm  

    Barbara French,
    I have a kitty that likes to chew on soft plastics too. It can be very frustrating. Two weeks ago she stole one of my hair ties and bit it apart and ate half of it! I called my wonderful vet and she told me the symptoms to watch for and give her a bit of canned pumpkin puree with her food to help bulk- up her stool and move it through. It worked. We were lucky. Anyway, my other kitty has allergies too. She gets itchy skin, eyes, and ears. She also gets inflamed gums, and bum (yes, her bum). She is now on a grain-free diet, but what made the biggest difference is a med called Atopica. It is now FDA approved for cats and comes in a liquid form. It is not a steroid, so it doesn’t come with some of the risky side effects that cortisone sometimes has. However, it is very expensive. I pay about $85 for a bottle that lasts for about 2 months. I feel that it is totally worth it though. My kitty is a brand new girl since she started it. No more itchies or inflamed gums or bum!

  4. Laura Goodman   September 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm  

    I NEED YOUR HELP BADLY!!! I have tried to work with my room mates cat who is EXTEEEEEMELY VISCOUS to her, myself and the other cats. Just trying to pet this cat, makes her attack you and do ANYTHING she can to make you know she is thr DOMINANT one in the home. I (the roomate with my cats, who by the way are VERY calm and sweet) , have had extreeme harm done to them and for no reason at all. I have done cat rescue for over 11 years and have NEVER seen ANYTHING like this. Please help. Seriously. I would rather be homeless with my cats than to deal with her INSANE cat!!!! This is a challenge I am afraid you will not be able to get under control. I am ready to be homeless than to put my cats in harms way.

  5. Rebecca   September 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm  

    Nancy,
    I totally hear you about vet expences. Call their office before an appointmemt. You can ask them what kind of services they expect to do during the visit and how much each service is. Also, let them know that you are watching your finances and if they have any discounts available to you or if you can work-out a payment plan. During the appointment let your vet know that you are budget mindful and that you would appreciate price information on any treatment they may want to preform or a lower cost alternative.

    With that said you really should take your kitty to a vet. She may look very healthy, but she could also have issues that can come with age such as arthritis, thyroid problems, kidney deaseas, reduced hearing or vision to name a few. Cats are very good at hiding their illnesses. She could be skittish because she might be in pain. Hopefully this is not the case, but my advice is to get her a check-up to rule that possibiliry out. If she checkes-out ok, then you vet can help you determine why your kitty is so scared and can offer advice.

    Good luck with her :)

  6. Patty   September 30, 2012 at 7:15 am  

    hello I am hoping someone can help me. My fiance and I just moved and in our old apartment my cat was fine never bothered us while sleeping. Now in our new apartment she wakes me up all night long. I take her out of the bedroom and she cries and scratches at the door all night. She does love the new apartment so many more windows to look out. Any suggestions as to what to do. I’ve tried spray bottle w/ water, playing with her at night before going to bed and still happening.

  7. Margaret   October 1, 2012 at 6:28 am  

    After another thorough check for any infection—maybe it doesn’t like the litter you use?? Have you tried changing brands/types?

  8. Kristi Stewart   October 1, 2012 at 6:30 am  

    I have a bully issue with my cats. I have a cat, Sebastian, and my boyfriend has a cat, Friday. We integrated them successfully when he moved in with me. Then we saved a cat, Oliver, about 6 months ago. Oliver is an orange tabby who likes to pounce on Sebastian which I believe to be a playful gesture (and perhaps a alpha thing). They touch noses and are fine together in the same room. But Sebastian is also Alpha. The issue is with Friday. Since we’ve gotten Oliver Sebastian will chase her and attack her. She stays upstairs all day and will come down only when my boyfriend comes home or when she is out of food upstairs. Oliver also chases her now. However, they (O and F) can be in the same room and even sleep on the bed together. I’ve even seen them play a little. I think that Sebastian is trying to show his rank by chasing and attacking Friday. When she is in the room he will fixate on her and then go for her. We have put food upstairs because she was afraid to come downstairs. We also put a kitty litter upstairs. She is stressed. She pees in my boyfriends “panic room”/man room . lol. We are going to put a gate at the top of the stairs so Sebastian and Oliver don’t bother her. She walks around all stealth like and looking around in fear. She is a skittish cat by nature and we are afraid the bullying is causing her to go to the bathroom in my boyfriends room because they will watch her as she goes in the litter and wait to attack her. We want Friday to join the family downstairs. I have a cat tree downstairs in the living room which she’ll climb and hang out in from time to time but Oliver then wants to play with her and tries to climb it and she gets scared. Olivers pouncing I believe is playful and his chasing maybe a learned behavior from Sebastian. Sebastian chasing her and attacking her is not playful. We feel so bad for little Friday. We hate to isolate her upstairs. When the boys misbehave we put them in the basement. Its to the point where SEbastian will chase her up the stairs, attack her, run like a jack rabbit into the basement knowing he did wrong. I’ve tried the playing with Oliver and it doesn’t seem to change the behavior and Sebastian has no interest in playing at all..so play therapy doesn’t seem to be an answer for him. Its not as bad as I’ve seen on some of your shows but little Friday is isolated and afraid. It seems to be her space upstairs and Sebastians downstairs. And Oliver is like Honey Badger…he just doesn’t give a shit. lol. Any advice would be helpful!

  9. Kat   October 1, 2012 at 7:20 am  

    this sounds medical, not a behavioral issue that will get you on My Cat From Hell. Your cat is not “from Hell,” your cat needs to go back to the vet ASAP! My mom had a cat with bladder issues and it was too late and had to have a very costly surgery, so get on it.

  10. Suz   October 1, 2012 at 9:27 am  

    I’m betting Rebecca is right and this is related to her breed. This is what happens when people breed indiscriminately. I seem to recall that if two rumpies are bred, the likelihood of birth defects is very, very high. The kitty sounds like she is otherwise healthy. She may have bladder control issues for the rest of her life. I hope you guys are up to that challenge. Best thing to do, as everyone has said, get her to another vet to do thorough tests to find out what the problem is. Good luck!

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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.