Many of us have pets that suffer with some form of anxiety. Experts say canine anxiety falls into three categories; noise anxiety, separation anxiety and social anxiety. Canine anxiety has a myriad of symptoms from barking, pacing and panting, hiding, climbing on you for safety, and the list goes on.
We all react to loud noises, but some dogs interpret those noises as a major danger and their flee mechanism kicks into gear. Spring is here and that means thunderstorms that may set off your dog’s anxiety.
It’s easy for me to tell when Baylie is feeling anxious or threatened because she either leans against me or will try to get as much of her ninety pound body in my lap as possible. If I put my arm around her or she can feel my presence by leaning against my legs, then she’s okay. I guess it’s the same as a gentle hug; reassuring her I’m there to protect her. Baylie is very uneasy during trips in the car. Her anxiety causes her to pant and shake. She will even turn down treats when she’s riding which is a sure sign of her stress level. If there is a passenger in the back seat, she will eventually end up in their lap to get the sense of security she is needing.
We were super excited when the nice folks at ThunderShirt™ sent us a ThunderShirt™ for dogs, hoping that the ThunderShirt™ would alleviate some of Baylie’s stress on car rides. It really worked! She was much more calm as she walked from the house to the suv and it reduced enough of Baylie’s stress for her to enjoy the scenery during the ride. The ThunderShirt™ was Baylie’s alternative to my reassuring touch. The lightweight but durable design was easy to put on. It wraps around your dog easily without having to contort their bodies through neck and arm holes. Plus, it’s super stylish.
Here’s how the ThunderShirt™ works:
ThunderShirt™ uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. With its patented design. ThunderShirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or over excited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs and cats show significant improvement in symptoms when using ThunderShirt™. ThunderShirt™ is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and trainers. Experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system, possibly by releasing calming endorphins. Using pressure to relieve anxiety in people and animals has been a common practice for years.
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