Thundershirt Anxiety Treatment for Dogs
I bought this for my dachshund's-both of them have severe anxiety with thunder, wind, strangers, as both were rescued from very abusive home. Wasn't sure until we had storms last month and I put it on one of them before a storm, and low and behold I slept All night long, because they didn't wake up with fears, oh I thank you so much for offering this! Will get one size up for my female as she is quite a chub, 13 lbs, needs fullness through chest area, other male is smaller, both miniature breed.
I really wanted one of these. My 11.4 pound ShihTzu has real anxiety when it thunders. (I think his first 4 years in a puppy mill caused the problem.) But you need to know that the size chart was totally usless to me when ordering this product. An XSM was supposed to fit Rusty perfectly. It was too tight around his neck, and he was choaking and coughing. Even though it closes with velcro, the shirt could not be adjusted enough to stop this. Now I know it is supposed to be tight, but not to the point that he coughs and choaks. Wanting one of these so badly, I sent back the XSM and tried the SM. The SM is more than double the size of the XSM. There is so much difference between an XSM and a SM that there needs to be another size between those two. What a laugh. But the joke is on me. I have spent almost $14 now in return postage to find out that the size chart is totally useless. The shirt is well made. The fabric is nice, and it was really going to actually be cute. Just be careful when ordering. It may take a couple of tries to find the right size. And even then, there may not be a size to fit your baby.
My dog is 14 yrs.old and can't see well, especially at night. This shirt is like a security blanket. He loves it and it is so comfortable he wants to wear it all the time. I would highly recommend this for any dog even without anxiety.
I purchased the extra small for my dog. It is very easy to put on and the fabric is very soft and comfortable. My dog seems to like it on.
I bought this for my Shih Tzu who is a rescue and has terrible anxiety about certain things - thunderstorms; riding in the car; strangers. I'm working with a trainer and my vet and have added this to my arsenal of things to help her. When I first put it on her she wouldn't move but after a while she got up and it didn't seem to bother her. It's too early to tell if it works but she does seem calmer when she has it on. I plan to re-review later on. It is well made; has good instructions that come with it; fits her perfectly. One detail is how to measure the dog. I went on line to find that out. You measure behind the front legs to choose the correct size.
This Really Works!
I already had two of these and ordered the turquoise. Nice to get any other color besides gray. It would have been helpful to give the weights for each size. All three of my pups now are stress free during storms. Great purchase! Thanks QVC!
If I had not seen it with my own eyes!!!
My German Shorthair Pointer is a working dog, she bird hunts and is very used to the sound of gunfire. Suddenly out of the blue she has become frightened of thunder and lightening. She was driving me crazy panting, and crying. I saw the thundershirt and decided to give it a try. I used it for the first time yesterday and had astounding results. Once the shirt was on her she very calmly laid down in front of the living room window and watched as the weather slowly changed. Definitely get this one, it helps them so much!
CAN'T TAKE IT OFF HER
Our mini doxie was going through some confusing time as her Daddy retired and was home all the time but Mommie was still working so she began to scratch until she would bleed. I ordered this shirt for her and she LOVES IT so much that she wants it on the first thing in the morning and take it off after she falls asleep at night. She has stopped scratching and is so calm, that sometimes she forgets to bark at the UPS man!
MORE COLORS PLEASE
My greyhound girl doesn't balk at thunder, fireworks or other loud noises. BUT! She has horrible separation anxiety. Every time I would leave her she would act out. Even though she didn't NEED to go potty, more times than not I would find a little mess in the house! Or maybe something chewed! Thought I might as well try this and would send back if it didn't work. Well, it WORKS! Haven't found a mess in the house since I got it home. It is a life saver! Wish I would have found this sooner!
Couldn't believe it, it actually worked!!!
Was a little hesitant on buying this, honestly didn't think it would work. And to my surprise it did, wasn't a 100% cure but definitely a big improvement in behavior. I work as a veterinary tech for the past 20 years and will be recommending this to all of our clients.
Don't Be Afraid..this Works!
I didn't believe this product would help my dog during thunder storms but it does. You need to put it on before all the loud thunder begins but it does help to calm him down. Don't know how it works but it does.
My Lhasapoo has shown no behavioral differences when wearing this. He shakes uncontrollably and is very stressed during thunder and fireworks, and this has been of no help. It's nothing more than a t-shirt with a lot of Velcro wraps.