Spirit Essences Report: Bullish Day & Night

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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

Buddha - extreme makeover, cat weight loss edition

Buddha – obesity can lead to grumpiness, which can lead to lashing out

Buddha – obese (former) attacker

Buddha’s reputation was the exact opposite that of his peaceful, sanguine and smiling namesake.  He bullied everybody except his primary guardian Rick.  When Jackson first arrived on the case, Rick’s roommate Hector said “He’s just an evil cat.”

Jackson says:
 We used Bully Remedy to help him back off, realize he didn’t have to patrol the area and be so protective.  Especially when we were going from the Buddha-free zone to the open door policy (the guest house Hector rented in back), it was important that he not over-claim Hector’s room but instead, y’know, just treat the entire territory as everybody’s.  And that’s what Bully Remedy helped with.

Jackson talks more about the case of Buddha in this post here.

Relevant Spirit Essence Remedies:

Bully Remedy 150x

Our vet recommended that I check out Spirit Essences for our highly aggressive adult male cat.  I was skeptical, but desperate. It had gotten to the point that I was actually afraid of my cat and didn’t want to pet him anymore.  As soon as I started using Bully remedy, he calmed down.  I put a few drops in his water bowl and also spray my hand and then pet him once a day.  His behavior has done a complete 180.  He is still himself, but he is not aggressive anymore.  He stopped biting me and is once again a pleasant companion.  The change is remarkable!  – from a user review

Dylan - the unwanted alarm clock

Dylan – the amazing eye-glowing alarm clock

Dylan – the cat alarm clock (set to go off too early)

Dylan would meow, scratch and paw at his guardians in the ungodly hours of 3 and 4 a.m.  Which was a problem because his guardians were still trying to sleep at that time.

Jackson says:
For Dylan, Safe Space for Cats all the way.  The cat needed to be shown that the whole space was his.  That’s what we had to teach Dylan, and we did!  Night Owl — another remedy that applies in this type of situation.

Jackson talks more about the case of Dylan in this post here.

Relevant Spirit Essence Remedies:

Night Owl Remedy 150x

Helps cats to feel their territory is protected.  One of the long-standing best-sellers of the Spirit Essences line.

I was skeptical, but decided to try this out…  And it worked like a charm! My 1 year old former stray/almost feral kitty randomly started waking me up for breakfast around 3 am for about 3 weeks straight and I was desperate to try anything to get some sleep. I started giving him some of the night owl remedy in his wet food (only a few drops every day) and in a few days he was respecting my sleep and only waiting to talk to me once the alarm had rung. I would recommend any of these remedies to my friends and will try others when needed.  – from a user review

  1. kat jackson   August 16, 2013 at 9:07 am  

    i have a cat that loves to eat plastic.is this a normal thing for cats?

    1. Lisa   May 7, 2015 at 10:31 am  

      My cat likes to eat plastic as well. One day he chewed off all of the sticky plastic tags that were located on my curling irons and blow dryer. He got really sick and ended up in the cat hospital.


  2. amanda gibboney   December 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm  

    I need help, I have 2 cats which both are rescues. lucy is about 4 yrs old and joy ( I rescued her from the pound and they had no info about her history). when I got joy she was a normal cat playing and cuddling and now for the past couple of months she hardly ever leaves the couch except to go potty and eat. now lucy bullies her and jumps on her like a horse. then joy retracts back to the couch or uses the bathroom in the front room. I don’t know what else to so and sometimes I put lucy in the cat carrier for a few minutes for being mean to joy. both cats are total indoor cats and lucy hasn’t been fixed yet and I don’t know if joy has been or not. should I get lucy fixed to curb her bullying or try something else. help joy she is a loving cat who deserves a good life without being bullied.

  3. Jess Shaw   June 7, 2015 at 9:43 pm  

    Is there a forum for us owners to support discuss strategize with other owners who have been there?

  4. Nicki   July 30, 2015 at 9:41 pm  

    PLEASE help!! Absolute cat fanatic my whole life. But have only had cats who were extremely affectionate (didn’t realize this was luck). Currently have 1 male Maine Coon rescue who is 17yrs old. From day one Gino liked to be as close to me as possible/lap cat (got him at 4 months old). Very laid back, perfect family pet, allowed all 3 kids to lay on him as babies/toddlers. Took in brother/sister kittens as fosters (at a few days old) w their Mama cat. Mama cat hated our dogs & had to go when kittens were about 9-10 wks old. Wasn’t able to find homes for 2 kittens. ***Neither kitten (now over 1 yr old) likes to be petted. As in…hates it. I don’t want to keep cats who bring zero sense of enjoyment/comfort to our very hectic lives. But Humane Society option seems cruel. I don’t know what to do!! PS Gino loves them. And the male (Berlioz) is literally obsessed w Gino. So much work as a single Mom…for kittens who aren’t loving/hate to be touched/esp hate being held. Help!!????


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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