We have gotten so much positive feedback about the Thundershirt from our customers in our Kennebunkport shop, we wanted to share it with our online customers too. Over and over again we have had people tell us the Thundershirt has helped them with their dog's anxiety.
The Thundershirt is a soft, breathable wrap which "hugs" your dog. The manufacturer recommends the Thundershirt for many issues including:
Fear of thunder
Noise anxiety Car or travel anxiety
Thundershirt's patent-pending design is a pressure wrap that applies a gentle, constant pressure on a dog's torso. As for WHY Thundershirt's gentle pressure works to calm a dog, no one knows for sure. There are theories, but no scientific studies to prove them. According to some experts such as Dr. Temple Grandin, pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system. Using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practice for years. For example:
TTouch dog trainers use pressure to address a wide variety of anxieties.
Veterinarians use pressure to relax cattle when they are administering vaccinations. People with Autism use pressure to relieve their persistent anxiety.
Color: Heather Grey Sizes: XXS - XXL
Chest size is the best measurement for selecting a size. Simply measure your dog's chest (torso) just behind the front legs at its largest point. See size chart below.