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

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New from Petmate: The Jackson Galaxy Collection

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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40 Comments on Catify Your House! Cat Products Recommended by Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy

  1. kathleen
    July 4, 2014 at 1:24 am (8 months ago)

    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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  2. Bonnie
    June 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm (9 months ago)

    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.

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    • Ingrid
      June 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm (9 months ago)

      Great find, Bonnie – thanks for sharing!

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  3. Nancy
    May 16, 2014 at 1:29 am (10 months ago)

    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?

    Thanks!
    (I resisted saying a “Cat Scan,” )

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  4. Nancy
    May 15, 2014 at 4:05 am (10 months ago)

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

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    • Ingrid
      May 15, 2014 at 5:41 am (10 months ago)

      I’m not sure how they did it, Nancy. If you experiment to make your own, let us know!

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  5. Marie
    May 7, 2014 at 3:46 pm (10 months ago)

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

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    • Ingrid
      May 7, 2014 at 4:04 pm (10 months ago)

      I will post here if I can find anything out!

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      • Karen
        May 10, 2014 at 8:55 pm (10 months ago)

        If I gave you my email could you email regarding the cat puzzle rug…I want one for sure..

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        • Ingrid
          May 11, 2014 at 5:20 am (10 months ago)

          Karen, I’m sure Jackson Galaxy will announce this when it’s available.

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          • Lorraine
            November 4, 2014 at 9:05 pm (4 months ago)

            Any word about the cat puzzle rug? The one shown on the TV show was round so not the same as those mentioned here.
            Thanks for your help

    • Nancy
      June 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm (9 months ago)

      I found a few similar things on Amazon.

      SmartyKat Fish ‘n Play Catnip Activity Cat Mat

      Petlinks System Busy Body Play Mat

      I bought the first one, will try it out on my cats.

      I think you could sew new toys onto the mat, or even make a fabric mat yourself (I don’t sew anymore :-(….

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      • Ingrid
        June 7, 2014 at 6:38 am (9 months ago)

        Great finds, Nancy! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. E J
    May 6, 2014 at 10:13 am (10 months ago)

    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…

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    • Ingrid
      May 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm (10 months ago)

      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.

      Reply
  7. Debbie
    April 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm (10 months ago)

    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.

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  8. polley
    October 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm (1 year ago)

    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?

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    • Ingrid
      October 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm (1 year ago)

      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.

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  9. Esme
    February 10, 2012 at 12:53 am (3 years ago)

    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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  10. Rita Dean
    February 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm (3 years ago)

    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!

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    • Ingrid
      February 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Rita, post photos on our Facebook page if you decide to make your own. I think that’s a great idea!

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  11. Melanie
    February 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I love all the ideas but one of the most expensive things to buy is a cat tree. I found mine on Wayfair.com – 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. http://www.wayfair.com/Go-Pet-Club-72-Cat-Tree-in-Beige-F2040Beige-GPC1036.html

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    • Ingrid
      February 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm (3 years ago)

      Melanie, that looks like a really nice cat tree, and you can’t beat the price!

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      • Melanie
        February 9, 2012 at 3:24 pm (3 years ago)

        It’s is nice and they all love it! :)

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      • Binky
        July 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm (8 months ago)

        I have the same one! But I got mine for $85, including shipping from rakuten.com. They have loads of them.

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  12. tristi
    February 9, 2012 at 11:07 am (3 years ago)

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

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    • Ingrid
      February 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm (3 years ago)

      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 :-).

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    • Binky
      July 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm (8 months ago)

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

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  13. Jody Vernay
    February 9, 2012 at 8:42 am (3 years ago)

    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!

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    • Ingrid
      February 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm (3 years ago)

      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!

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      • Nancy
        June 6, 2014 at 8:16 pm (9 months ago)

        I heard they had the house up for sale; I hope the buyer loves cats, too!

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  14. Patricia Bridgres
    February 9, 2012 at 7:53 am (3 years ago)

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

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    • Ingrid
      February 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm (3 years ago)

      The tree is definitely at the top of our list, Patricia.

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  15. Max the Quilt Cat
    February 9, 2012 at 5:38 am (3 years ago)

    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

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    • Ingrid
      February 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm (3 years ago)

      Isn’t the show amazing, Max? I’m learning a lot.

      Reply

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