Spirit Essences Report: Stress & Separation Anxiety
By Team Cat Mojo June 20, 2013
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
Snickers – the show cat who wasn’t
Snickers is a Pixie-Bob, bred to look like a bobcat. They’re an easy-going breed, and Snickers was usually an easy-going cat, except at cat shows. She was entered into several shows and was even a regional winner. But she was becoming increasingly aggressive with the judges. Nail clipping was also an issue. Claws needed to be clipped before shows, and whenever the time for clipping came around, Snickers would rebel and fight. Her guardians even put her into a claw control bag and muzzle to get the job done.
Veterinarian Dr. Laura Cochrane (a.k.a. “Dr. Kind Klaws”) paid a visit to help teach Snickers’ guardians how to clip nails a little more easily and really illustrated the importance of ‘energy’ when working with cats. Our attitude and tension or lack of tension as humans can really affect the cat’s response. You can find “Dr. Kind Klaws” online here.
Relevant Spirit Essence Remedy:
One of the longstanding best-sellers of the Spirit Essences line, Stress Stopper is great for the occasional, short-duration stresses that an animal faces: trip to the vet, thunder and lightning, fireworks, parties, vacuum, lawnmower, machinery, visitors and houseguests, vacations (if the animal is boarded or has a pet-sitter), unusual noises (remodeling, construction, roadwork, etc.), arguments with other animals, repairpersons. It helps animals feel grounded and protected and is the perfect remedy to help ease stress associated with nail clipping time.
Dexter – separation anxiety
Dexter had separation anxiety to the point that he once hurled himself out of a two-story window to try and follow his guardians after they left the apartment
Turns out, Dexter was a great cat who just needed a little cat understanding. Once he got regular play time and a cat tree by a window so he could look outside and entertain himself, it really helped to ease his stress associated with being left alone.
Relevant Spirit Essence Remedy:
Separation Anxiety is formulated for all animals (not just cats) who get anxious or upset when you’re getting ready to leave, or acts out or becomes destructive as soon as you are gone.
And Stress Stopper (also for all animals) is a valuable supporting remedy for any remedy program.