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February 9, 2012 40 Comments

Catify Your House! Cat Products Recommended by Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy

Posted by Ingrid


New from Petmate: The Jackson Galaxy Collection


If you’ve been watching My Cat From Hell, you’ve probably learned that there are frequently two themes to the challenging cases Jackson works with on the show: vertical space, and play therapy. One of my favorite lines from this season so far is “you’ve got  to catify your house!” If you’re anything like me, you’re probably intrigued with some of the toys, scratching posts and wall shelves Jackson recommends on the show.

Here’s a round up of some of my favorites from recent episodes.


The four-tiered cat tree from Mountain Cat Trees shown above is on Allegra and Ruby’s wish list. I love the combination of natural wood and sisal. These trees are handcrafted, so no two are the same. The wood is treated with a non toxic and environmentally safe clear coat finish. This finish is pet safe, has no odor and helps prolong the life of the tree.


I also love these cat climbers. I think Allegra and Ruby would have a blast with these – I just have to find a space in my house to mount them! I particularly like that they have manila roping to define the edges of the shelves. The shelves come in various sizes and even include a corner shelf, and the clean, simple design will go with any decor.


I don’t think there’s been a single episode of My Cat From Hell when the Da Bird toy hasn’t come out of Jackson’s guitar case. This toy is a perennial favorite at our house.


And then of course there are the Fantasy Forest cat trees – what kitty wouldn’t love one of those!

May 7, 2014 update: Jackson Galaxy just launched his brand new online store, where you will find many of the products shown or mentioned on the show.  Click on the banner below to browse Jackson’s store. Your purchase funds great work being done for animals through the Jackson Galaxy Foundation



40 comments to “Catify Your House! Cat Products Recommended by Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy”

  1. Love that tree… It’s a little too high in price for HH, but it’s a beauty. I just started watching that show and I got hooked in a hurry.

    pawhugs, Max

  2. Patricia Bridgres says:

    I love the tree and so would my six kitties. Just started watching the show and two of kitties are hooked on it too.

  3. Jody Vernay says:

    I don’t have cable, so I haven’t watched My Cat From Hell, but I have enjoyed your discussions about it. I love that tree! And the shelves too! What a great idea! Have you ever seen the house some people built just for their cats? The whole house was designed to be home to 15 or 20 cats. I found it somewhere on YouTube…sorry can’t steer you directly to it. You probably already know about it. Wouldn’t that be fun!

    • Ingrid says:

      Jody, I think I know which house you’re talking about. I believe there’s even a book about it. There was also an episode of last season’s Must Love Cats where a man in the midwest built all these cat walkways and cat tunnels in his house – it was amazing!

  4. tristi says:

    All this stuff is so cool! I wish it wasnt so dang expensive! I usually just make my own stuff haha!

    • Ingrid says:

      Tristi, I don’t think it would be that hard to make some of these things yourself, assuming you have some talent when it comes to DIY (which would rule me out :-).

    • Binky says:

      Well tristi, just remember that part of the cost we pay is going toward the charities that Jackson supports. It’s not all profit.

  5. Melanie says:

    I love all the ideas but one of the most expensive things to buy is a cat tree. I found mine on – it’s large and all four cats can be on it at once, and I only paid $115 (+ free shipping). The price has gone up a little but they’ve used it now for over a year and it’s still going strong.

  6. Rita Dean says:

    I’ve been thinking about mounting some type of cat climbing shelves on my walls. With 2 large dogs, I have to put the cat food way up on top of my tallest chest of drawers –just to keep the dogs out of it. And right now, for the cats to be able to get up to their food, I have the ironing board set up all the time. Not pretty. They jump up on it, then spring on up to their food on the dresser. Would LOVE to mount some climbing boards on the wall for this purpose. But the price of these is ridiculous. Places like Lowes has regular shelving that would work if I added the rope border or maybe covered the shelf in carpet. Would love to put my ironing board away!

  7. Esme says:

    I like the Bird Catcher-we have a multi level cat tree already-which they love-theirs has two little houses-the lower one does not get much use, because they cannot see outdoor-however the upper one gets a ton of use from them. We also bought window perches except do not laugh-they started chewing the wire and I had bad images of the perch just collapsing. I think they get toys more often than I do.

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  12. polley says:

    Hi! I saw cat steps made of fiber, wall mounted, cactus shaped on My Cat From Hell, season 1 episode three for a cat named Duff. I’d love to know where to get that, can you help?

    • Ingrid says:

      Unfortunately, I don’t recall seeing these steps, and also don’t know where you might find something like that. You can try The Vertical Cat or The Refined Feline for unique cat shelves.

  13. Debbie says:

    I would like to take my cat for a walk. Jackson had a harness that seemed to zip up the back. Is this a dog harness? I have not seen cat harnesses.

  14. E J says:

    I’m looking for a product Jackson recommended on a recent episode in late April or early of May of 2014. He called it a cat puzzle rug. Can you help me find this product, please?

    Many thanks in advance for you efforts…

    • Ingrid says:

      According to Jackson’s office, they are currently working on creating this product. I’ll update when I have information on when it will be available for purchase.

  15. Marie says:

    I also would like to know where you can get the cat puzzle rug. Thanks

  16. Nancy says:

    Regarding the puzzle rug, is it just a shag rug, with toys tied onto it? Thanks!

  17. Nancy says:

    What kind of rehab did they setup for the cat who had the stoke? Are there lists of exercises for them as there are for humans?

    One of my cats had an episode of vertigo, after 24 hours she’s fine except her back legs wobble like the kitty on the show. Also, did they do a brain scan to see if she had a stroke?

    (I resisted saying a “Cat Scan,” )

  18. Bonnie says:

    I found a cat activity mat from manufacture “Petlinks” at Petsmart Store for around 13.00-14.00. Seems to have good reviews. I am going to buy a couple of more toys to add to it as I think my cat will destroy the feathers. I will sew more on. My cat is 17 yr.s old and cannot get around now that she has a growth on her leg. But she still wants to play and gets bored not being able to run and jump like she use to. But she will try to bat at feather toys and likes her crinkle noise. So this will probably be something to try as she lies around a lot these days. You can order it online.

  19. kathleen says:

    hi, I am trying to find info on the cat glass Jackson used in the episode with Einstein. can any one help? many thanks

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