Spirit Essences Report: Defensive and Offensive Aggression

SE More on Ep 12 Max, Capri 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

Max - Jackson and Anna use "the hand-off" technique to help Max enlarge his circle of safety

Max – not "evil" after all, but only really scared

Issue: Max's reputation for being "an out of control...evil cat" kept people away from him and his guardian Anna.  Even Anna's son and family refused to come over to the house because they were afraid Max would attack them.

Jackson says: My initial take on him (Max) was that he was forming a circle of protection around his mom (Anna).  Well, actually, no, he was protecting himself by having her around.  Max desperately needed Safe Space for Cats and with Safe Space, we also used Stress Stopper as well.

Relevant Spirit Essence Remedies:

Safe Space for Cats

This is one of the most popular holistic remedies in Jackson's line and is incredibly effective with helping cats feel their "space is safe."  When cats feel their territory is protected, it reduces their aggression, reduces urine-marking, and increases self-confidence.

Another one of the most popular remedies in the Spirit Essences line, Stress Stopper helps animals (not just cats) feel grounded and safe.  It's specifically formulated to help animals move more easily through short-duration stresses like fireworks, trips to the vet, nail trimming, or social challenges.

Capri - who was aggressive towards everyone except her guardian

Capri – the former "little devil"

Issue: Capri was "a little devil to everybody else" except her guardian Summer.  Summer's roommate Adrienne took the hit most of the time, but victims also included their apartment guests.

Jackson says: Capri was much more offensive (than Max).  Defensive of territory, but ready to take the fight to the people as opposed to waiting until she was being hovered over.  Capri, also, Safe Space for Cats.  Same thing, right?  It's all about feeling safe in their territory so that they don't feel offensively aggressive, or defensively aggressive.  Stress Stopper as well.

Relevant Spirit Essence Remedy:

Safe Space for Cats

This is one of the most popular holistic remedies in Jackson's line and is incredibly effective with helping cats feel their "space is safe."  When cats feel their territory is protected, it reduces their aggression, reduces urine-marking, and increases self-confidence.

Another one of the most popular remedies in the Spirit Essences line, Stress Stopper helps animals (not just cats) feel grounded and safe.  It's specifically formulated to help animals move more easily through short-duration stresses like fireworks, trips to the vet, nail trimming, or social challenges.