Thundershirt for Dog Anxiety

Alpha1

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Here's something new I came across for dog anxiety from things like fireworks, thunder, etc. I've never tried it, but it's available at local pet supply shops...


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http://www.thundershirt.com/

 

deemac80

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Hmmm, I wonder how this would work or would be classed as another get rich quick scheme. I for one cannot see how a shirt would stop a dog from barking, whining, scratching, peeing, pooping, etc. I too though am someone who has a dog with severe separation anxiety and I wish I could find a way to keep her calm while I am away.
 

Alpha1

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Funny reaction of a cat who's just been introduced to his Thundershirt. :D

 

petsforall11

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ThunderShirt Dog Anxiety Shirt is designed to provide a calming effect when your dog experiences fear or general or separation anxiety. :)
 

mkhtk79

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Jan 17, 2019
I always thougt it seemed like a scam, but apparently it gets great reviews. It's supposed to apply an even pressure around the entire body of the dog similar to a hug, which makes anxious dogs feel much more relaxed.
 

Alpha1

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I got the shirt for my dog but it didn't stop her anxiety or the way she reacts with it.
Thanks for letting us know! I know a couple of people who said it helped a bit, but all dogs are different.

We have fireworks blowing off all around this week, neighbors on all sides. My dog isn't as stressed as my old dog was, and I'm thankful for that. He is wary though, I've been walking out in the yard with him to go potty when the activity is intense, it's working out fine for us. ☮
 


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