Your Dog’s Noise Anxieties Are Silenced With The ThunderShirt
Late summer and early fall is known as a time of year when storms and unpredictable meteorological conditions are at their worst, especially in areas along the coastal United States. Thunder, rain and high winds trigger anxiety and stress in many dogs.
It’s hard to say for sure why your dog is afraid of thunderstorms. Perhaps he experienced a traumatic event that involved a loud noise or lightning strike. The thunder then becomes a trigger that makes your dog anxious every time he hears it. It may be that your dog has a genetic predisposition towards noise. In other cases, the anxiety could be caused of aging or hearing loss. It doesn’t matter why your dog is scared of thunder and loud noises – you want to help your poor pooch when he hides, shakes or bolts during a storm. And that’s where ThunderShirt comes in.
ThunderShirt is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in dog anxiety remedies. An easy and safe solution for noise anxiety, the ThunderShirt helps your dog ride out storms calmly. Boasting an 80 percent improvement in anxiety symptoms, it’s a wonderful solution for pet parents who don’t want to rely on medication to calm their dog. It’s also been used as a solution for separation and travel anxiety.
How It Works
Think of it like giving your dog a hug when he’s scared. But we all know how inconvenient hugging your dog for hours would be. That’s where ThunderShirt comes in. Using a patented design, the ThunderShirt provides a gentle, constant pressure. This creates a calming effect if your dog is anxious, fearful or overexcited. Many experts believe that this pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system, by releasing a calming hormone (like endorphins or oxytocins). ThunderShirt works the same way that swaddling works on a crying baby, as it mimics the warmth and pressure babies experience in the womb
There is a wide range of ThunderShirts to fit your dog and his personality. We’ve featured the Limited Edition Green Polo above, but they are available in different colors and sizes (from XXS to XXL). The Limited Edition Green Polo retails for $44.95. To order, visit the Thundershirt website.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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