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February 9, 2012 20 Comments

Catify your house! Cat products recommended by Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy

Posted by Ingrid

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If you’ve been watching My Cat From Hell these past five weeks, you’ve probably learned that there are two themes to each of 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.

The four-tiered cat tree 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.  Click here for more information about the cat 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. Click here for more information about the shelves and the various combinations.

Da-Bird-cat-toy

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. I’m embarassed to admit that Allegra and Ruby still don’t have one, but I’m about to rectifiy this. Ssshhh, don’t tell them!

wall-mounted-cat-scratcher

Jackson also recommends a number of scratching solutions, not all of which have been shown on the show.

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I’d be remiss in not mentioning two products I recognized on last week’s episode: Moderncat’s scratch tower and wave lounge were both featured. You can see the full selection of scratchers in Moderncat’s Estsy Shop.

Please visit the Spirit Essences website to purchase these and other products recommended by Jackson Galaxy.

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20 Responses 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 :-).

  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 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

  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.

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