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
Ozzy, who was 'trying to kill' his fellow house cat
Issue: Ozzy went from being best of friends with fellow house cat Lily, to being the bane of her existence. And making life hell for his guardian Deborah, too. It all began one night when "Ozzy decided to kill Lily" in an "insane" and seemingly inexplicable fight lasting over half an hour. Since that night, Ozzy stalked and hunted Lily every chance he got, which is why Deborah began confining Ozzy to a separate room at all times. Deborah tried everything she could think of to get things back to normal, including consulting an animal communicator, and calling a pet behaviorist on a radio show. Then she called Jackson.
Jackson says: This is a classic case of "redirected aggression."
Quotes from the episode: ...I've had this happen with litter mates before. They're sitting in a window and they see something going from over there. And one goes, "*GASP* What's that?!" and the other one goes, "Ah! What'd you just do?!" and they beat them up. And the second that happens, I don't know who the hell you are anymore. It's called redirected aggression. With redirected aggression, if the traumatized cat can't lash out at whatever was making them crazy in the first place, they're gonna turn that aggression onto an innocent bystander. In this case, Lily.
[In this] classic case of redirected aggression resulting in a lingering toxic relationship, Ozzy needs Bully Remedy and Lily of course needs Self-Esteem. This couldn't be a more clear cut example of the best use of Ultimate Peacemaker.
Spirit Essences Jackson put to use
Ultimate Peacemaker, a 3-remedy set which consists of:
Allie, tortoiseshell cat who was attacking his 95-yr old guardian
Issue: Allie was a dangerous cat to have around. She was so hostile that no one could take her to the vet, so she didn't have all her vaccinations, which made her even more dangerous for a 95-year old guardian. Her guardian Callie, said, "I lived through World War II for goodness sakes and now I'm afraid of my cat. I'm terrified of my cat." Jackson was brought in to help unravel the mystery of why Allie was so violent. Here's what he discovered, and how he approached it using his holistic remedies.
Jackson says: Allie had a very tough go outside Callie's home, often getting beat up by ferals, one time even having another cat chase her back into the home where she was beat. By building her a catio we helped her experience the outdoors safely. But now she was tasked with getting through the endless [emotional] feedback loop caused by post-traumatic stress. Trauma-Free was her base remedy and Stress Stopper was given every day when she was let out into the catio so she could learn to better experience the outdoors without constant red flags being raised.
For more on what Jackson means by a "base" remedy, see these two posts: