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 the 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
Burberry, a deaf and mostly-blind female exotic shorthair
Issue: Burberry was a 7-year old special needs cat who'd stopped using her litter box, and was peeing and pooping all over the house. She'd also stopped grooming herself and was attacking her guardians Lyndi and Michelle to the point that they couldn't even pet her. And, so, her guardians were keeping her confined to the bathroom. Purrodox, a new kitten to the family, was also a factor in the dysfunctional situation.
Jackson says: So Burberry is a blind and deaf cat and not only that, but she is being jumped by a very rambunctious kitten. And that decreases her sense of territorial confidence. So the perfect remedy for her is Safe Space for Cats and of course complementing that with Stress Stopper whenever an attack happens. Now of course you can't write that check without being able to cash it so to speak. So you've gotta take care of Purrodox. Because if you're "making her space safe," you gotta make it safe. So along with the behavior modifications I did, Purrodox is gonna get a lot from Hyper Helper. Just to sorta slow him down a little bit. You got play therapy, but you also got Hyper Helper that helps him not jump on her back, and bite people, hyper stuff like that.
Leo, flame point Siamese
Issue: Leo the cat was constantly fighting with Nala the dog. Up to 20 times a day! Pet guardians Rebecca and David didn't feel safe starting a family in such a violent, volatile home environment. Enter Jackson Galaxy, The Cat Daddy...
Jackson says: A good one for Leo would be Self-Esteem. And that's because his whole problem was: because of the dog (Nala), he was always retreating to small places. And the dog would trap him in those small spaces. So in order to show him that he could explore the world... It was less about making the space safe for him. It was about giving him Self-Esteem to get up on things instead of making himself small and getting down. The whole episode was about training Nala. So Training Formula is perfect for that. The whole idea with training is to focus Nala on this one thing, on executing one movement and excluding all other stimulation. And because of her breed (Rhodesian Ridgeback), that made it really hard.