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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:05 am 
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We've been fostering and are having a huge problem with territorial marking and aggression. We don't want to have to stop fostering our foster so we've been trying everything. We've tried everything Feliway, slow introductions, extra litter boxes... Everything. (it's not crystals or UTI, as basil has been on crystals diet for years and was recently treated for UTI just in case).

so we thought we'd give spirit essences a try. We're going to order the Safe Space since it had great reviews, and seemed that a lot who used it with urinary issues helped. We're hoping this will help with aggression and marking.
If you've used Safe Space essense, did this help with your situation? Which essences have you tried?


Thanks for the help!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:59 am 
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It's worth a try. I got the Bully Remedy for Grace when she was agressive toward her sister. It didn't seem to help at all and she seemed to get worse when I used it, but that may be a coincidence. In your case I would still give it a try. If you are going to keep all three cats, you have to find a solution. I don't think it will stop on its own.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:37 am 
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I used safe space when Oscar was marking and peeing. He is an only cat which we got from a rescue centre. I don't know if the essence worked or he just gained confidence in his territory. I think your circumstances are extreme and not sure if the essences will help. Can't hurt to try. Good luck

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:17 am 
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Just so you're well aware of what's actually in these "essences", here's a list from Jackson's own website:

Physical Ingredients: Natural Spring Water, Alcohol (as a preservative)

Energy-based Ingredients:

Essence of Lotus, Lakshmi, Full Color Spectrum, Reiki Energy, our own gem infusion and the following essences:
From Flower Essence Society Healing Herbs (Bach Flower Equivalent): Aspen, Mimulus, 5-Flower Formula, Scleranthus, Sweet Chestnut
From Flower Essence Society: Blackberry, Canyon Dudleya, Cat's Claw
From Kaua'i Starmen: Canna Lily
From Pacific Essences: Chiton, Staghorn Algae
From South African Flower and Gem Essences: Orange
From Rocky Mountain Essences: Mountain Pool, Pennyroyal
From Watersong Sanctuary: Pelican
From Green Hope Farm: Basil, Lantana Involucrata, Valerian, The Watchman, White Cedar
From Bailey Essences: Grounding Essence

Yep, you're paying for water, alcohol and the energy from plants. That's it.
I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of people making money from such products, but this is merely my opinion. If people want to buy these products and see if they work, great. However I am all for making people aware what they are actually paying money for.

Good luck though, it's a tricky issue to deal with. Let us know how you go.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:39 pm 
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Fenstar wrote:
Just so you're well aware of what's actually in these "essences", here's a list from Jackson's own website:

Physical Ingredients: Natural Spring Water, Alcohol (as a preservative)

Energy-based Ingredients:

Essence of Lotus, Lakshmi, Full Color Spectrum, Reiki Energy, our own gem infusion and the following essences:
From Flower Essence Society Healing Herbs (Bach Flower Equivalent): Aspen, Mimulus, 5-Flower Formula, Scleranthus, Sweet Chestnut
From Flower Essence Society: Blackberry, Canyon Dudleya, Cat's Claw
From Kaua'i Starmen: Canna Lily
From Pacific Essences: Chiton, Staghorn Algae
From South African Flower and Gem Essences: Orange
From Rocky Mountain Essences: Mountain Pool, Pennyroyal
From Watersong Sanctuary: Pelican
From Green Hope Farm: Basil, Lantana Involucrata, Valerian, The Watchman, White Cedar
From Bailey Essences: Grounding Essence

Yep, you're paying for water, alcohol and the energy from plants. That's it.
I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of people making money from such products, but this is merely my opinion. If people want to buy these products and see if they work, great. However I am all for making people aware what they are actually paying money for.

Good luck though, it's a tricky issue to deal with. Let us know how you go.



You know, I actually saw that! That's why I'm sort of hesitant. 23 bucks for water has alcohol... also saw "our ingredients only contain the energetic blueprint." Like, what does that even mean? I am not entirely sure what they even mean by that. But I have seen good reviews and suggestions towards these products. But I am also not sure how much I believe them and whether their results could also be coincidental?

But I am willing to try it and see what results I get - if any. I also ordered more comfort zone Feliway- but the plug ins this time. I have only been using the Feliway spray, I'm hoping maybe with a constant plugin it might give me better results.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:40 pm 
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Fealaway plugin is great. It calmed my crazy kittens down in minutes when they were young and out of control. I never used the spray.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:55 pm 
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How much alcohol is actually in the Spirit Essences? A milli-drop? I doubt it's very much! I would not hesitate to try any of the products if I had a cat behavioral problem that I could not control any other way. I truly do not believe Jackson Galaxy would put his name behind anything that is harmful to the cat, but cat owners have the choice to purchase the product or not and I don't believe I've heard that any cat has had a bad reaction to the product -- as long as the directions are followed. Yes, they are expensive, but it's worth a try.

I'm happy Fenstar comes and weighs in -- because it's important you hear from both sides and he is a concerned member of this forum. There seem to be pros and cons with everything anymore, so take our advice for what it's worth. I know you want a solution to the situation. I really hope something like this will help.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:41 am 
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Sherry wrote:
How much alcohol is actually in the Spirit Essences? A milli-drop? I doubt it's very much! I would not hesitate to try any of the products if I had a cat behavioral problem that I could not control any other way. I truly do not believe Jackson Galaxy would put his name behind anything that is harmful to the cat, but cat owners have the choice to purchase the product or not and I don't believe I've heard that any cat has had a bad reaction to the product -- as long as the directions are followed. Yes, they are expensive, but it's worth a try.


It's not the alcohol that bothers me at all, that is generally used as a carrier and yes, it's a tiny amount. It's the fact that the other ingredients are water (again, harmless) and the "energy from plants". Not actual plants, or oils from plants, or anything from plants. Energy! I mean come on. What you're being sold is a placebo.

There's a very good reason that homeopathy in the UK has been taken off the NHS. Because it has been PROVEN that it does not work and that it is nothing more than a sham. This stuff is the same.

There are many celebrities who get greedy and put their name to dodgy products. Take Dr Oz as a prime example.

I'm all for people using whatever they want for their animals (obviously as long as it does no harm), however I am also for education and knowing just what you are paying for. And in this instance it's a placebo bottle of water and alcohol. Nothing more.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:44 am 
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slbencke wrote:
But I am willing to try it and see what results I get - if any. I also ordered more comfort zone Feliway- but the plug ins this time. I have only been using the Feliway spray, I'm hoping maybe with a constant plugin it might give me better results.


I have used Feliway and found that the plug ins definitely work better. Which reminds me, I need to order some as I'm about to move house & want the transition to be as smooth as possible.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:48 am 
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What exactly is an energy ingredient??????? I am confused. So it is not an actual ingredient? Is this like a placebo? calms the owners as you think it is doing something therefore calms the cat? So the ONLY actual physical ingredient is water and alcohol?.......sorry to repeat myself but I am speechless. How do they exactly put the plant energy into the stuff. Don't know what to say really :sad:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:31 pm 
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Dr. Oz is God in my house! My husband has to watch the show every single day! LOL. Hope you have a smooth move, Fenstar.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:54 pm 
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I used the peacemaker trio when my two boys turned mean against each other. Ask used felliway plug in and collars. Not sure if it was one product or the combo, but within a week they were back to normal.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:26 pm 
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I use something called Bach Rescue remedy it's made naturally from different flowers, I have found it really good for all sorts of things, from anxiety to aggression, you can buy it on Amazon or in a health food store.

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