Thundershirt can be a very effective dog thunderstorm anxiety treatment. Thundershirt’s work by applying a gentle, constant pressure on the dog’s torso. This pressure has an amazing calming effect for many dogs.
Anxiety in animals has been successfully reduced by the use of pressure for many years in both humans and animals. Some dog trainers use specialized pressure wraps for a wide range of anxiety types. “Squeeze chutes” have been used by veterinarians when vaccinating cattle. People suffering from autism are even experiencing relief of persistent anxiety utilizing pressure therapy.
From the very first usage of a Thundershirt, your dog is likely to see a significant reduction of all symptoms of storm anxiety. Behaviors such as chewing, problem barking, whining, urination, and hiding under the furniture or destroying it disappear in many dogs immediately during the first use of the Thundershirt. The Thundershirt is there for your dog through storm anxiety, and takes the place of expensive training or anxiety drugs with dangerous side effects. Simply follow our easy directions to put the Thundershirt on your dog and observe the results (…and you can try it for other situations where your dog experiences anxiety, too! The Thundershirt is proven effective for a range of dog fears). -Thundershirt.com
Dr. Marc Smith Talks About Thundershirt For Dog Thunderstorm Anxiety Treatment
According to the manufacturer, Thundershirt is an excellent treatment for most types of dog anxiety and fear issues. Thundershirt.com recommends simply putting a Thundershirt on your dog and observing the results. You very well may see significant improvement for crate, noise, barking, travel and more. For more complicated anxiety cases, they recommend using Thundershirt as part of a behavior modification program. Surveys conducted by the manufacturer indicate that Thundershirt’s constant pressure has a terrific calming effect and over 80% of the dogs who have Thundershirt as a Dog Thunderstorm Anxiety Treatment.
Thundershirt is also reportedly a very useful tool for managing excitability or hyperactivity with strangers, on the leash, or in a training environment. Thundershirt’s calming effect helps a dog to focus (or refocus) its energies in a more constructive direction, allowing training to be more effective.
“Thundershirt” Dog Thunderstorm Anxiety Treatment Before and After Video
If you are interested in a Thundershirt, please stop by our Belle Meade clinic. We have them available in all sizes in the color shown above!