Spirit Essences Report: attacking humans and each other

SE More on Ep 8 Lucy, Chubs

This is part of a blog series called the Spirit Essences Report.  It contains off-camera info straight from Jackson about how he helps the cats you see on My Cat From Hell.  Many times behind-the-scenes, he has his clients use Spirit Essences holistic remedies.  They are the same remedies he formulated with Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Jean Hofve, and he’s been employing them for over a decade.

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 the holistic remedy section of store.jacksongalaxy.com

Lucy - the former attack cat who put John in the hospital

Lucy – the former attack cat who put John in the hospital

Lucy – lashing out at her fellow house cat and guardians

Issue:
Poor Sara and John were both being attacked by Lucy, Sara’s cat of 7 years.  After the couple moved in together, they became a two-cat household with John’s cat of 10 years, Kylie.  And yes, Kylie also became Lucy’s prey after the move-in.  With Sara 6 months pregnant, it was high time to solve the case of the attacking Lucy.  They knew this was a dangerous place to raise an infant, and with one attack putting John in the hospital because of an infection, it really brought that point home.  So along with homework like daily play therapy, supervised visits between Lucy & Kylie, and installing cat shelves on the walls, the following holistic remedies were put to use to help support the positive changes.

Jackson says:
I actually used a combination of Skin Soother and Obsession Remedy for Lucy because of the feline hyperesthesia syndrome.  (See the In-Depth Mojo post on this episode for more info.)  And for Kylie, obviously it was Self Esteem and a healthy dose of Stress Stopper.

Spirit Essences Jackson put to use:

Skin Soother

Chubs (L) who attacked Cole (R) a newly adopted blind cat.

Chubs (L) who attacked Cole (R) a newly adopted blind cat.

Chubs – antagonized his blind house mate

Issue:
Chubs was a 3-year old Maine Coon who would wait to pounce on the newest addition to the household, Cole, who lost his eyesight soon after birth due to severe infection.  There were a lot of behavior modification and environmental changes Jackson asked their guardians to make.  Things like installing cat shelves, de-cluttering the living space, and training Chubs to walk outside in a kitty harness.  But to help ease any tensions between the two cats while all this happened, he also recommended one of the best-selling holistic remedy sets that Spirit Essences carries.

Jackson says:
We used Ultimate Peacemaker for those guys – that’s it.

Spirit Essences Jackson put to use:

Ultimate Peacemaker

Ultimate Peacemaker, a 3-remedy set which consists of:

  1. Robert Gavrel   June 14, 2013 at 5:57 pm  

    I can attest Peacemaker Spirit Essences really does work, I have an older cat of about 5 years old and a baby bengal type kitten thats only 14 weeks and they were always fighting and taunting each other in the mornings as soon as both cats would wake up. The kitten would always attack and taunt the older cat and start play fighting, but the older cat is very defensive and does get mad and irritated by her sometimes and retaliate back, so this is was why I was afraid she might hurt the kitten.
    Well as soon as I got Peacemaker and started spraying it in all the areas that they sleep, eat and fight as well as on their fur, well needless to say after 20 minutes of them running around and chasing each other they suddenly stopped and both went their own separate ways laying on their own respective pooches where I sprayed Peacemaker. It worked right away for me.

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  2. a_muse   July 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm  

    Robert – thank you for sharing your experience. It makes me more likely to try something like this! I’m also pretty desperate.
    I’ve lost 2 cats to cancer in the past 2 years, leaving two big boys that despise one another. The 2 passed-on cats were the buffers that eased the relations between them, and we now have had an increasing number of serious fights.
    Majik is a Bengal with feline hyperesthesia, he has seizures, bulimia, guards resources and even play turns to aggression. He is by nature bold and curious about everything, but only I can touch him without being attacked immediately. He becomes very violent unpredictably. Bandit is a big, sweet, spoiled rotten tuxie that limps and doesn’t like to fight…but . he hisses and growls at Maj quite a bit.. He is very closely bonded to his human, too. Majik ran Bandit into a corner tonight, there was a fur-flying, snarling, wall-thumping fight that my John Wayne size husband had a seriously hard time breaking up. It went on for several minutes.
    No one was seriously hurt, but I’m at wits end. Majik’s bullying has to be stopped and his aggression reduced. He is such a sweet love-cat with me.
    Your results with these remedies gives me hope. I don’t normally believe in aroma therapy, homeopathy and those kinds of things. But results are results and my beliefs have been wrong before! :-) Thanks for posting.

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    1. Robert   July 24, 2013 at 10:09 am  

      a_muse – I know exactly how you feel and want to wish you good luck with your kitten Majik and Bandit. I wouldn’t worry too much about the fighting, just as long as both cats don’t use their paws to scratch an eye or bite off a portion of eithers ears. My big cat Savage is feral and has had a portion of her ear bitten off in cat fights that she has been in when she was outside as a feral, but I have never known a grown cat to ever hurt or cause any bodily damage to a kitten. Bandit is very similar to my cat Savage and she to has to hiss at at my baby kitten Goldie to leave her alone at times. It’s just her way of saying leave me alone and I don’t want to play nor fight with you right now. Kittens like Majik and Goldie have so much energy to burn off, they just can’t help it. I recommend you try playing with both cats with some of Jacksons toys that they both can enjoy together whenever you see them start to fight to help diffuse some of that pent up energy they have a need to do sometimes or just separate the two til you are ready to play with both of them.

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      1. a_muse   July 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm  

        Thanks for your encouragement, Robert. I think I will try the Peacemaker formula first and see how it goes! And I should probably get a new “Da Bird” toy for Majik, while I’m at it. Things have gotten worse since he destroyed that toy, which really wore him out.

        Our 5lb girl cat who just died kept the two (18lbs and 20lbs) big guys in order, and really was our Peacemaker (and Enforcer) and I hope this spray works as well as she did.
        Thanks for responding. Give your kitties a scratching from me!

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  3. Diane   December 3, 2013 at 11:15 am  

    I’m thrilled to see that there are homeopathic remedies for the problems that arise for multiple cat households. I have used homeopathics for a couple of decades and when i’ve applied their use to my cats it has been extremely effective…but have only used healing remedies for owies and ailments. This brings great hope!

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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.

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