Thundershirt - Anti-Anxiety Calming Vest for Dogs XXS-XXL

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Finally, a Natural Solution to your Dog's Separation Anxiety, Fear of Loud Noises, and Travel. Solve the symptoms of anxety naturally with the Thundershirt.

The Thundershirt is a proven method that improves symptoms of anxiety in pets. With its patented design, the Thundershirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog, applying constant pressure that helps calm most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited, which leads to:

  • Shaking
  • Hiding or bolting
  • Barking and Panting
  • Licking and chewing
  • Urinating and defecating indoors.

And thousands of veterinarians and trainers agree.

So how does the 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. For example: parents use swaddling to calm and sooth an inconsolable infant. Some experts believe that swaddling mimics the warmth and pressure babies experience in the womb. But whatever the reason, there is no denying its success.

ThunderShirt helps families, vets and trainers by increasing your pet's self-awareness, and providing comfort and security while alleviating stress and separation anxiety.

Plus, the ThunderShirt is Stylish and keeps your pooch warm. It is:

  • Made from a lightweight, breathable and durable fabric
  • Fully adjustable for a snug, comfortable fit
  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Machine washable for easy cleaning

Size - Measure your dog around the wide part of the chest and, remember, you can adjust the top by using the straps.

Size     Chest size     Weight
XX-Small 22 - 34cm < 5kg
X-Small 33 - 45cm 4.5 - 8kg
Small 41 - 58cm       7 - 11kg
Medium 46 - 66cm       9 - 23kg
Large 61 - 81cm       18 - 32kg
X-Large 79 - 102cm       27 - 45kg
XX-Large 96 - 127cm 45kg +


A Natural Solution
Unlike with medications, your dog will not be sedated, risk unwanted side effects such as liver or kidney damage, and you won’t be making frequent vet visits for expensive prescription refills. And ThunderShirts are not just for Thunder! Whether you have a rescue dog, a shelter dog, or a new puppy, ThunderShirt can really work to improve your dog’s life and yours.

Is the Thundershirt just for Fear of Thunder?
No. Any event that leads to anxious behaviour can be eliminated with the Thundershirt.

Anxiety over loud noise (fireworks, parties, rain etc)
Whether it's from past experience or not, loud noises or thunder create a historic "trigger" that leads to anxiety. Some dog breeds have a genetic predisposition towards noise anxiety while aging or hearing loss could result in stress for others.

Car Travel
While many dogs enjoy car  rides, for some others, a car ride can become a trip of anxiety or over-excitement. These issues can create real problems for taking your dog to the veterinarian, the groomer, or anywhere involving a car trip, leading to injury or expensive damage to your car.

Separation anxiety
We know that leaving your dog or puppy home alone is never easy, but for many dogs, separation from their families can cause severe anxiety and real problems. Separation is an unavoidable reality for most families. Thankfully, there are solutions to try.

What are the symptoms of Anxiety in Dogs?
► Whining
► Scratching
► Jumping
► Carsickness
► Indoor urination and defecation
► Destruction of furniture
► Barking and howling
► Digging and escape attempts and other anxious behaviors.  

How do you Use the ThunderShirt?
Create a positive association with the ThunderShirt by offering some yummy treats. Before putting ThunderShirt on your dog for the first time, we recommend offering a small amount of food to your dog using the ThunderShirt as a "plate". Dogs typically become more comfortable and trusting of something that "brings" them food or anything that they associate with food. So this is an easy little trick to quickly create a positive association with ThunderShirt for your dog.

To put on the ThunderShirt, simply lay it over your dog's back and secure with the chest and torso straps. The fasteners make ThunderShirt very adjustable to many different body shapes. See the illustrations and video for more information about how to put ThunderShirt on. Or click here for the instructions included in the packaging.

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Place the ThunderShirt on your dog's back and wrap the Short Flap under the torso. 

Wrap the Long Flap under the torso and secure with fasteners onto the short flap. Make a comfortable, but snug, fit. You should be able to easily slide your fingers between the ThunderShirt and your dog's torso.

Wrap the Top Flap down onto the Long Flap and secure with fasteners. Adjust to improve the snug fit and keep ThunderShirt securely in place.

Wrap the Neck Straps around the front of the dog and secure with fasteners. You should be able to easily slide your fingers under the Neck Straps and should not feel restricting around your dog's neck.


Can Dogs wear the ThunderShirt for Extended Periods of Time?
Thundershirt is designed to be safe to leave on for extended periods of time when appropriate for the situation or issue. When properly sized and properly put on with a comfortably snug fit, your dog should be very comfortable. If your dog will be wearing a ThunderShirt for more than two hours at a time, we recommend removing the ThunderShirt every one to two hours during the initial periods to check for any signs of irritation points. Irritation points are very rare, but it is best to be cautious.

 
"Over 2000 Thundershirt customers were surveyed, and more than 80% agreed that they saw significant improvement."
Lucky Pet is one of those customers. Let me explain. I was VERY skeptical about a wrap that could stop my dog, Peaches, from snapping at (doggy) guests, from hiding under chairs and staring or barking at the front door whenever there was thunder. It wasn't uncommon to come home during a heavy rain to find Peaches shivering and cowering. To be honest, our supplier gave us a Thundershirt as a sample so at the next opportunity, we gave it a try. I really can't believe the change in Peaches's behaviour. Don't get me wrong, she doesn't jump around with joy when there's thunder or a friend comes to visit, but she is calm and notably changed--and that's without drugs or other expensive therapies. We're converts, and are now more than happy to recommend the Thundershirt to our customers!

 

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