ThunderShirt™: The Best Solution for Pet Anxiety

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Pets experience anxiety just as people do. Unfortunately, pets aren't able to vocalize when they are feeling anxious or to tell us what is causing the anxiety. It could be anything from a loud noise, an unfamiliar person, a car ride, or an unexpected situation.

We have two cats, and luckily for us, they don't get rattled too often or too easily. But when they do, it's a stressful situation for all. Generally it's trips to the vet and fireworks that set them into a tailspin. But we have finally found a solution for alleviating some of their anxiety and a means to put them at ease during stressful situations.

ThunderShirt is designed to apply gentle and constant pressure to cradle your cat in order to reduce and eliminate symptoms of anxiety. ThunderShirt wraps around your cat's body and attaches using velcro for a secure and comfortable fit.

ThunderShirt™ contains no drugs or harmful chemicals. What is does include is an absorbent pheromone patch to use with ThunderSpray. This is an added layer of anti-anxiety protection.

Thundershirt™ reports that there is an 80% success rate among the clients, vets, and animal trainers, and that most cats love to wear ThunderShirts.

I can certainly attest to that. When I first tried it on our cat Sam, he wasn't too sure about it. He needed a little conditioning. We prepared him by placing the ThunderShirt on the floor first so he could approach it at his own pace and convenience. He sat on it. He fell asleep on it. After we were convinced that he was comfortable with the ThunderShirt, we placed it on him. He liked it! He wasn't squirming or flailing trying to shake it off.

We live in a beach town where fireworks are a weekly occurrence. We decided to try out the ThunderShirt during the fourth of July fireworks extravaganza. The ThunderShirt passed the test with flying colors! Sam didn't run and hide under the bed or cower in a corner.

We haven't had a need to go to the vet since receiving the ThunderShirt, but I am most excited to see how our cats deal with the short ride in the car and the subsequent visit with the vet.

But for now, we'll be putting the ThunderShirt to plenty of use at home where it's been a lifesaver so far.

ThunderShirt is available for cats and dogs with prices starting at $39.95. More information can be found on the web site, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

Disclosure: I was provided with a ThunderShirt to facilitate this review. No other monetary compensation was received.

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