Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Editor's Pick: Thundershirt, the best solution for dog anxiety

To tell you the truth, I wasn't sure what to think about the company's claim of being "The Best Solution for Dog Anxiety," but as last night's crazy storm rolled in with thunder, lightening and wind (if you live in Seattle then you know what I'm talking about), I thought it had to be worth a try.

My boxer Scout has always been afraid of thunder...fireworks too. She starts shaking, panting and pacing... it's terrible. So last night, as soon as the thunder and lightening started up (and with it, the shaking and panting), I put the Thundershirt on her and within five minutes she was calm. Seriously.

Apparently, gentle, constant pressure has a calming effect on most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited and the Thundershirt does just that -- the shirt's stretchy material and Velcro fasteners provide a snug, but comfortable fit, creating slight pressure to the dog's torso.

In addition to noise anxiety, the Thundershirt works for separation anxiety, travel anxiety (which Ziggy has, so I'll be buying one for him), crate training, problem barking (um, again...Ziggy), and leash pulling.

So, thank you Thundershirt! A less anxious Scout and a less anxious Ziggy, means a less anxious CityDog editor!

1 comment:

Benny and Lily said...

Those things look purrty cool
Benny & Lily