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New patented design that has a dramatic calming effect
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Thundershirt for Dogs
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Thundershirt for Dogs
Thundershirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. With its patented design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs and cats show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats around the world and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and trainers.
How does Thundershirt work? Experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system, possibly by releasing a calming hormone like endorphins. Using pressure to relieve anxiety in people and animals has been a common practice for years.
According to our research, dog thunderstorm anxiety or fear of noises can arise from a variety or combination of factors. Some dogs have suffered a traumatic event involving loud noises or lightning strikes that creates a historic "trigger" for them to become anxious. Some dog breeds may have a genetic predisposition towards noise anxiety while some studies suggest that storm or noise anxiety could be a result of aging or hearing loss. No matter the specific cause, the need to relieve your dog’s fears becomes clear when your dog hides, shakes, or worse every time a storm rumbles.
Side Effects and Warnings
XXS - less than 7 lbs
XS - 8 - 14 lbs
Small - 15 -25 lbs
Medium 26 -40 lbs
Large - 41 - 64 lbs
XLarge - 65 -110 lbs
XXLarge - Greater than 110 lbs
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by Judy4 This product really helped.
I was skeptical after hearing about this product but I was desperate to try something to help my dog during thunderstorms. I have been able to test it on my dog now twice and I am really pleased that it truly helped. She was much calmer and not whimpering or running around. I am starting to spread the word.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darkeyedgirl We found her THUNDERBUDDY!!!
First off, yes our dogs hate thunder and loud noises, so we always joked they had each other as 'Thunderbuddies' when storms rolled in here in the Midwest. Anyhoo our newest dog RIPLEY, age 3, has a history of ALLERGIES and chewing herself!!!! She gets allergies in the autumn, and she will literally chew a hole on her leg and she almost chewed off a n!pple! She had this weird fungal thing as a puppy and has LOTS of scar tissue - it's this scar tissue that bugs her when the allergies kick in. SO I googled "thundershirt and allergies".... read some testimonials... and that very day bought the Thundershirt #size small, perfect for our 25 pound girl#. I tell you what I am a BELIEVER in this shirt! She actually WANTS to put this shirt on - and this is a dog who has the weirdest, most wirey thick fur you've ever seen. She'd just been shaved & bathed to help with those allergies, and the Vet said to give 25mg of Benedryl per day... but.... the bath & Benedryl were NOT stopping Ripley from chewing her legs and n!pple. SO... enter the Thundershirt.... I gave her a treat off of the shirt like it says, and put the shirt on her; three easy Velcro-straps later, Ripley was CALM... she just kinda laid there in a non-neurotic way - rare for her; she is the epitome of ADHD/Neurotic-dog - ... slept and was calm and NO CHEWING. It's been a week, and we keep the Thundershirt on Ripley every night - she sleeps with us, and she USED TO mess around on the bed and bite herself or just be neurotic; no more. She sleeps soundly through the night and has the best happy-content-dog look on her face. The shirt is very sturdy - it's put up with one of our equally neurotic cats trying to nest in it ... you know how cats do that kneading thing, he has claws and has been making beds on her shirt the last few days... maybe he needs one!... Methinks this will be a lifelong thing for Ripley, once this shirt wears out, we WILL buy another one. It has TOTALLY helped with her allergies and her aloofness. One note: She will NOT eliminate with this shirt on... she CAN because the dog's nethers are totally open and free; we tried to walk her and have her eliminate with the shirt on, she refused... I guess she fears getting it dirty? We LOVE our Thunderbuddy!!!!
October 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by cjk1983 Didn't work
My yorkie didn't mind wearing it, but it didn't keep her from freaking out during storms. I have heard it worked for a friends dog though, so maybe my Suzy is just beyond help for her phobia.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canidbiologist Lasting cure for thunder storm anxiety.
I was given a thundershirt by my mother in law after the death of her Belgian Shepherd Dog that suffered from storm anxiety. I was skeptical of how effective it would be on my Plott hound that suffers from extreme anxiety associated with thunder or other loud noises. In addition, I have a beagle mix that gets anxious over ANYTHING but especially storms. The first storm that hit my Plott hound was pacing, panting, whining, and barking. I put the Thundershirt on her and she immediately stopped and stood there frozen as if she could not move. After a few minutes of slow movement she lay down on her bed to rest and soon fell asleep while the thunderstorm continued. I have never seen such a dramatic transformation. We used the shirt on the Plott hound 2-3 more times and then I tried it on the beagle mix with the same result as before. The beagle is a more silent sufferer(lots of pacing) thus the results were not quite as dramatic but the pacing stopped and she lay down and rested throughout the storm. The amazing part was that the Plott hound had no reaction to the storm without the Thundershirt. The Plott will now go out and frolic in a rain storm and if it becomes severe (lots of thunder) she will come back to the porch but is only minimally dramatic about the thunder. The beagle mix is still generally anxious but her reaction to storms is greatly reduced without the Thundershirt. Any time we have a stressful situation for one of our dogs we know we can break out the Thundershirt for instant results. My only regret is that we did not capture the first application on video the transformation was so dramatic that I truly cannot express it in words.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebraE Can't believe I got this wonderful product embroidered
Our wheaten loves this shirt. She can get nervous when we have bad weather and when I put this on she is her usual self and not distressed. Her name on the shirt is a really nice touch and I could not find this option on any other site. Thanks Petcarerx, love your company.
December 11, 2012
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Thundershirt for Dogs
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