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 – 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.”
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:
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 at http://store.jacksongalaxy.com
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.
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:
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 at http://store.jacksongalaxy.com
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.