Jackson Galaxy Made a Name for Himself on Animal Planet — Where Is He Now?

Jackson Galaxy hosted 'My Cat From Hell' on Animal Planet. What happened to the "cat daddy" after the show went off the air?

Alex West - Author

Mar. 18 2024, Published 8:58 a.m. ET

Cat enthusiasts may remember Jackson Galaxy as the host of My Cat From Hell, but he isn't just a television personality. Jackson is a genuine cat behaviorist with a lengthy career in the field.

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He began his career by working in a cat rescue before opening his own private practice. Jackson's talent and skills led him to book the reality television show, but it has since gone off the air.

Jackson Galaxy in front of a portrait of a cat
Source: Instagram/@thecatdaddy
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Where is Jackson Galaxy now?

Fans will be happy to learn that Jackson is still in business and surrounded by furry friends. He's still passionate about cats and educating the world about their behaviors, even if he no longer has his Animal Planet show.

Jackson is active across social media, especially YouTube where he uploads content semi-regularly. He's amassed over 2 million subscribers and over 1 million Instagram followers.

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His website also includes free information articles about bonding best with your kitty. Plus, Jackson has published six books, each with their own angles on cat care.

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In addition to resources for cat owners, Jackson also started a charity project which seeks to enrich and better the cats who are living in shelter care. The Jackson Galaxy Project is a part of Greater Good Charities. He provides online training resources to volunteers and staff.

The goal is to help make interactions between cats and staff a way to reinforce positive behaviors that can lead the cat to an easier adoption and keep the cat housed.

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Good Fix, another program run by Jackson, helps mitigate the overpopulation of cats in communities by working with vets to spay and neuter when necessary. This helps eliminate strain on shelters.

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Jackson Galaxy underwent major weightloss.

Jackson dropped from 400 pounds down to 250 after going through weight-loss surgery in 2007. However, it wasn't easy for him to keep it off and he went back up to 300 pounds after he quit smoking.

Jackson told Parade, "Then two-and-a-half years ago I became a vegan, like my wife, who’s done that for 25 years. I lost weight, and now my total loss is about 200 pounds. That change was good for me and good for the animals. Yes, I do eat smaller amounts due to the surgery."

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His weight wasn't the only health concern that Jackson has addressed. He was candid about his struggles with addiction, specifically with drugs and alcohol. "I work my 12-step program, which I feel is the only way to bring people successfully out of addiction. Then there was food. My body shape was documented for millions of people to see. The animals also helped me out of this. Now I feel great and can do a tremendous amount of work," he said.

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Thankfully, Jackson walked away from the experience with some techniques to stay in shape and take care of himself. He said that he enjoys "Redcord suspension exercise, yoga and Pilates, also walking."

Plus, Jackson is into meditating to help with mindfulness and keep his mental health in check. Not to mention, spending time with the kitties is always a great way to find comfort.

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