See if there is any bite behind the bark of the new rage – the Thundershirt. There are times when dogs get frightened, fearful, anxious, or over excited. Lay the Velcro laid fabric around a dog and see it magically fixed. Thundershirt has helped tens of thousands of dogs and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and trainers around the world.
How does Thundershirt work?
The Thundershirt’s design is patent pending. The gentle yet constant pressure of the product provides a calming effect on anxious, frightened or over excited dogs. Experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and the practice has been around for years.
Thundershirt is a well-designed, inexpensive pressure wrap.
Medicines take a while to work to calm your dog down. Thundershirts work instantly. Your dog will be calm instantly as it thunders, when the vacuum cleaner comes on, or a soda bottle pops. It will seem as if your dog has undergone a psychic change.
Thunder Shirt Review
Larry Jackson who used the Thundershirt mentions in his review that your dog may be more nervous wearing this shirt than she was prior to purchasing it. The Thunder Shirt does not help a dog’s anxiety.
Priscilla Matthews complains in her Thundershirt review that it is nothing like the product pictured, the actual item is a darker green with lime green stripes, not the solid Kelly green as pictured. It is very disappointing. Next time, the Thunder Shirt Company should ensure that they put the correct product on picture.
Martha Lawrence cautions the buyers in her Thundershirt review that the Velcro could terrify your dog and once on, the shirt also does not calm anxiety.
Bob Lawson is not at all happy with his purchase. In his Thundershirt review Bob says unfortunately your dog may not be comfortable in it. He will keep trying to bite at the portion around the neck and the sharp edge at the end of the Velcro tape on the top layer of the neck flap may irritate his skin and give him a red rash! Returning it is better because it is not worth for him to be uncomfortable. Thundershirt should cut the Velcro tape with rounded edges so that there are not sharp points.
Ronald Michael explains in his Thundershirt review that if you think the Thunder Shirt will calm your dog then it doesn’t do the job. It did not help at all. Your dog may still shake and yelp/bark/cry. It will not help his crate anxiety.
Thunder Shirt FAQs
Q. Why is Thundershirt effective?
A. Thundershirt is a patent-pending design and a pressure wrap, which applies soft, continuous pressure to dog’s body. According to a survey, 80% of dogs that use Thundershirt show improvement in at least one anxiety symptom. Thundershirt works and it’s the reason it comes with a money-back guarantee.
Experts like Dr Temple Grandin believe pressure calms nervous system and this principle has been in use for years. Touch dog trainers use pressure for calming, vets use it to relax cattle when giving them vaccinations and autistic people use it to relieve anxiety.
And now there’s a cleverly designed pressure wrap to deal with dog anxiety.
Q. Why doesn’t my vet know about it?
A. Given the benefits of Thundershirt it has to be more widely used and there’s an outreach program underway to make it possible.
Q. Is special training required to use Thundershirt to relieve anxiety?
For most anxiety issues Thundershirt will work like a charm in the first usage itself. However some dogs might need 2-3 usages of Thundershirt to see results. For anxiety problems like separation issues, a dog trainer can be consulted to make the most of Thundershirt in the training program.
Q. What if my dog doesn’t show any improvement?
Thundershirt works in first use on many anxiety issues while others might see an elimination of anxiety symptoms in dogs after a couple of uses.
But for some reason if you are not happy with Thundershirt you can return it within 45 days and get a complete refund of the purchase price.
Q. How can Thundershirt be returned?
A. To do that you need to include sales order number or pack sheet marked with “Refund” at the top along with your Thundershirt and send it to Thundershirt, Customer Service, 905 Jackie Robinson Drive, Durham, NC 27701. Once the package is received, a credit of the purchase price amount will be made to your credit card within a week’s time. If the credit card cannot be processed, a refund check will be sent to you.
Q. What if my Thundershirt was bought from a store or retailer?
A. Then your Thundershirt should be returned at the place of purchase. However if you face any issues with that you can write to email@example.com.
Q. How can one exchange Thundershirt for a different size?
A. If your Thundershirt was purchased from Thundershirt company you can send your Thundershirt back with the order number or pack sheet to Thundershirt, Customer Service, 905 Jackie Robinson Drive, Durham, NC 27701. You need to mention the size you would like to have too. If you are exchanging an embroidered Thundershirt, you will be charged additional $10.
If your Thundershirt was bought from a store or a retailer you can contact the place of purchase and ask them for their exchange policy.
Can Thundershirt be washed and hair removed from fastener hooks?
A. Since Thundershirt is made out of washable, durable fabric you can wash it in a regular cycle and hang it to dry.
You can use a standard dog “slicker” brush to get rid of hair from fastener hooks.
Q. How long can my dog wear Thundershirt?
A. Thundershirt is safe for use by dogs, who can wear it for prolonged periods depending on the issue you are facing. It’s lightweight and has breathable fabric; so won’t overheat. Right sized Thundershirt will fit your dog comfortably but if you want to leave it on your dog for extended periods, you can be cautious and remove it initially and check for any irritation marks.
Q. How should Thundershirt be put on my dog?
A. Even when your dog is anxious, Thundershirt can be easily put on him.
Q. Are there different sizing considerations for male dogs?
A. When Thundershirt is put on a male dog, you need to make sure that the strap does not cover his prepuce or genitals or it could lead to irritation.
Q. What’s the best size Thundershirt for my dog?
A. You get Thundershirt in sizes XXL (> 110 LBS), XL (65 – 110 LBS), L (41 – 64 LBS), M (26 – 40 LBS), S (15 – 25 LBS), XS (8 – 14 LBS) and XXS (< 7 LBS). There’s a size table that you could refer to but if your dog has unusual proportions, you can factor that in when choosing the right size. However Thundershirt has been designed so that it wraps around your dog comfortably.
Q. Do I have to worry about Thundershirt overheating?
A. Overheating is not a concern with Thundershirt except for extreme conditions when temperatures are around 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Dogs use their mouths and paws to cool down and Thundershirt does not interfere with that because it’s made of breathable fabric. However If you notice any signs of overheating and symptoms like your dog breathing heavily, you are advised to remove the Thundershirt.
- Heather Grey
- Blue POLO($5 Extra)
- Pink POLO ($5 Extra)
Thunder Shirt Features:
- Drug Free
- Easy to Use
- Recommended by Thousands of Vets and Trainers
- Fear of Thunder/ Fireworks
- Separation Anxiety
- Travel Anxiety
- Crate Training
- Problem Barking
- Leash Pulling
How to put it on
Thundershirt was developed to be easy to put on. Just lay it over your dog’s back and secure with the chest and torso straps. The Velcro fasteners make Thundershirt very adjustable to many different body shapes.
Thundershirt has helped many types of dogs and is recommended by veterinarians and trainers around the world. They are the best solution for dog anxiety.
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