Rescued/Adopted Dog and Cat Lover's Team
4/22/2013 | 9:53 PM
Obie in his ThunderShirt. I highly recommend them if your dog has any anxiety problems. Obie has problems with thunder, and it does calm him.
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4/28/2013 1:42:37 PM
We have ThunderShirts for both our Black Lab mix & our Rat Terrier. Both of them really freak out when it is thundering, or raining REALLY hard and during the 4th of July season. It helps calm both of them down~not completely, but enough to make them a little more comfortable. With out the shirt, both of them pant hard, shake violently & run from one end of the house to the other...back & forth, back & forth.
Our other two dogs, Chihuahua & Corgi, have no problems at all with thunder or any other loud noises.
4/25/2013 5:37:43 PM
Love this picture. We have a Thundershirt for Maddy our Pom and it has really helped with his shaking during thunder storms. I'm pretty sure they come with a 30 day money back deal (which is great) and they donate the returned shirts to various rescue organizations.
I would suggest trying them on your pet for size as we had to go up a size for Maddy due to his very thick fur. It still wraps quite snugly around him and he looks so cute wearing it....much like a q-tip....with white fur on both ends!
4/23/2013 3:14:07 PM
the idea behind the ThunderShirt is similar to swaddling a baby. It's also similar to Dr. Temple Grandin's squeeze machine (if you don't know who she is, Google her. Amazing woman!)
sometimes the shirt will totally calm Obie (seems to do best when we get it on him before the storms are even in the area); sometimes we still have to give him a bone or a new rope toy to keep him busy.
many PetSmart stores stock them now, so you can take your pup in and the staff will help with the size. They also make them for cats!
4/23/2013 10:23:01 AM
We should invest in one for our Bubbie before the 4th of July here. He gets so panicky with all the firecrackers and fireworks going off.
Agreed - Obie is very handsome!
4/23/2013 9:56:58 AM
Zoey has one and it is wonderful, sure helps calm her when the weather is bad. I just wish I had had one with Honeybear, she would just shake from being afraid.
Obie is just beautiful!!!
4/23/2013 8:48:57 AM
Obie is beautiful. Does the thunder shirt really work? I've got 3 labs that really need something for storms, firecrackers and gunshots.
4/23/2013 6:48:27 AM
I've thought about one for Maggs, she's inconsolable during a storm
4/23/2013 4:39:09 AM
I bought one for Jack yesterday. He gets really nervous when DH gets out the mower or weed eater. Jack will hide in the cubby hole under the computer desk.
ThunderShirts have a money back guarantee (except on personalized items). Returned shirts are donated to shelters.
4/22/2013 11:48:57 PM
so sweet, I've thought about getting my Jake one for storms
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