Monday, March 31, 2014

ThunderShirt for Dogs Review

I have a really good product to share with you for pets that if your dog has any kind of anxiety issue, like Charlie is afraid of loud noises whether it's thunder or someone shooting guns, he trembles and shakes so bad sometimes I worry that he is going to give himself a heart attack! So, when I was offered a ThunderShirt to review, I jumped at the chance to help Charlie overcome this terrifying event.  
I got him the Blue Polo color because of his coloring and I am glad that I did because it really does blend well with his color and he looks so handsome in blue! We haven't had any thunder lately but we did have a few times when some people were out shooting their guns (we live in the mountains of Georgia where people do practice shooting). He is getting there, the shakes and trembling is down to small quivers so we are still working on that. But, it's a lot better than it used to be!

Some of the major features that you can count on from the ThunderShirt:
ThunderShirt's patented design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for over 80% of dogs.
  • Most effective anxiety solution as voted by veterinarians
  • Already helping hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats across the country
  • Great for storms, separation, travel and many other anxieties
  • No need for training or medication
See what I mean about handsome!

Here is what they say about how to wear the shirt:

Wearing 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.

Do you know what the symptoms are?

The symptoms of noise anxiety range from mild to severe. Milder cases can include shaking, panting, hiding, barking, yawning, licking and clinging during the noise. More severe cases can include bolting, running, anxious pacing, chewing, defecating indoors, jumping through a plate glass window or even seizures. Recognizing and treating noise anxiety can be critical for the health and well-being of your dog. Based on our survey of over 2,000 dog owners in the United States, over 17% of all dogs suffer from fear of thunder or some other noise.
Charlie got comfortable enough that he was able to play some with his favorite teddy bear. By the way, your pet can suffer any kind of anxiety. It doesn't have to be thunder or guns shooting like Charlie's. There is all kinds of anxiety, such as travelling in a car or from separation from his parents. Cats can even suffer anxiety so they do have shirts for cats, too!
About Thunderworks:
How can we help Dosi with her thunderstorm fears? This is the question that started the company on its quest to find simple, easy solutions to calm pet fears. In the case of Dosi, we developed the ThunderShirt, and since 2009 the gentle calming hug of the ThunderShirt has helped over a million dogs and cats around the world overcome their fears and anxieties.  
As the name ThunderShirt implies, thunder and noises was the first fear we tackled, but along the way, we found that simple pressure helped with a multitude of pet anxieties including separation, travel, vet visits and much more. Our proprietary research also uncovered that over 30% of pets suffer from one or more of these anxieties making anxiety one of the leading issues for today’s pet parents.
Connect with Thunderworks:

Mailing Address:
905 Jackie Robinson Drive
Durham, NC 27701
Phone:  866-892-2078
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The really awesome folks at Thunderworks will be giving the winner of my Pets Rock Giveaway Hop their own ThunderShirt for either a dog or cat. The event starts on April 1st and ends on April 15th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 


Mallory H. said...

We have three thundershirts, all pink :), and my dogs like them. Only thing I can say is sometimes it makes them itchy because of their hair that comes off inside (short hair) I love to scratch their backs under the shirt!

Marti Tabora said...

My son's dog absolutely needs this, she goes completely crazy when there is a thunderstorm and in the spring we have them a lot.

wcaligirl said...

Omg this would be great for dover has anxiety when we go out for a drive.

Urd-chan said...

Even before I tried using a Thundershirt for my rescue's dogs, I had several people contact me for help with their dogs. Thee were three separate cases of an individual calling to find placement for a Beagle who was having issues (i.e., separation anxiety, destructive behavior when nobody was home, etc.) and two of the three tried a Thundershirt and it worked so well that they were able to keep their dogs. The third person took another suggestion I made and added a second dog to their family to keep the first one company when they were gone (they were able to try it with their mother's dog and it worked). So, happy endings for everyone. None of them gave up their dogs, and the third one actually adopted another rescue dog and therefore saved another life. I just LOVE Thundershirts.

Nancy Loring said...

I have heard nothing but great comments from people I know who have used a thundershirt on their dog. Except my one friend whose dog mamaged to chew it off of himself.

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

Oh how we need one for our Rat Terrier Sugar. She get real bad during storms. She also hates other loud noise outside such as trucks and motorcycles going bym. She barks and shakes and runs around from window to window. I would love to try one to see if it would have any effect on her

susana mladenovski said...

Didnt even know dogs could suffer from anxiety. Never really owned a dog who was afraid of thunder. great product and its nice that its affordable for anyone to buy.