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Thundershirt

  • Thundershirt helps your dog remain calm in moments that can often cause anxiety.
  • Thundershirt is an effective, drug-free solution to fear and anxiety.
  • Thundershirt is helpful for over 80% of dogs who experience situational anxiety for a variety of reasons.
  • Thundershirt
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Product Description

The Thundershirt is a soft wrap that applies a gentle, constant pressure on a dog's torso.  It has been shown to be an effective, drug-free solution for dogs that are anxious, fearful or over-excited by such things as thunder/fireworks, separation, travel, crate training, vet exams, etc.  Over 80% of dog owners that have tried Thundershirt report significant improvement in anxiety symptoms.  Most dogs respond with the very first use; others may take two or three usages.

Thundershirt's gentle pressure has a dramatic calming effect on most dogs.  No one knows exactly why pressure relieves anxiety, but experts such as Dr. Temple Grandin suggest that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system, and pressure has been used to successfully treat anxiety for many years.  TTouch practitioners use pressure to treat a variety of anxieties; large animal vets use pressure to calm cattle for vaccinations; autistic people use pressure to relieve persistent anxiety; children with certain behavioral problems use pressure shirts and weighted vests to help them relax and focus; and mothers have used swaddling for centuries to soothe and comfort otherwise inconsolable infants.

Thundershirt is easy to put on and take off, and is completely safe.  There's no need for pulling anything over a dog's head or threading legs through leg holes.  Simply lay Thundershirt on the dog's back and then secure it with Velcro flaps.  It's as safe to wear as a typical dog collar, and its patent-pending design keeps it on until the owner takes it off.  In addition, most sedatives designed to treat severe anxiety must be administered prior to the event, and the effects last long after the event has passed.  Daily-use medications are expensive and risk unwanted side-effects.  In contrast, Thundershirt is effective, has no side effects, and can be used even after the anxious behavior has already begun.

Features:

  • Drug-free
  • Completely safe and comfortable for dogs
  • No training required
  • Over 80% success rate
  • Recommended by thousands of vets and trainers

Thundershirt is a terrific solution for most dogs suffering from anxiety. Many owners see a reduction or complete elimination of symptoms with the very first use. With others, it may take two or three uses to see results. However, if for any reason you determine that Thundershirt isn’t the right solution for your particular dog, rest assured that it is covered under the Village Pet Outfitters 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Sizes:

Thundershirt comes in seven different sizes.  Like people, dogs come in many different shapes and sizes, so if your dog has unusual proportions, you may need to go up or down a size versus the “standard” measurements. But the Thundershirt is designed to be very adjustable to accommodate different dog shapes and still be easy to put on.

Size Chest Size Weight
     
XXS 9 - 13.5 in. under 12 lbs.
XS 13 - 18 in. 10 - 18 lbs.
S 16 - 23 in. 15 - 25 lbs.
M 18 - 26 in. 20 - 50 lbs.
L 24 - 32 in. 40 - 70 lbs.
XL 31 - 40 in. 60 - 100 lbs.
XXL 38 - 50 in. over 90 lbs.

 

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   Measure chest size as illustrated by red arrow.

 

How to put Thundershirt on your dog:

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For videos that provide more information about the use of the Thundershirt, see the Product Videos tab above.

Comes in heather grey.

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Care Instructions:

Thundershirt is made out of durable, washable fabric. When necessary, Thundershirt may be washed in a regular cycle using regular laundry detergent and warm water. Hang to dry.  If necessary, to remove dog hair from your Thundershirt’s Velcro, the manufacturer recommends using a standard dog “slicker” brush. A couple of strokes and the Velcro hooks will be nearly completely hair-free.

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