Thundershirt Dog Anxiety Shirt
Didn't work for us.
My dog has had extreme anxiety over thunderstorms and fireworks for the past 4 or so years. We've tried just about everything else so when I saw this I thought I'd give it a shot and it really just didn't work for us. I've tried it on her about 3 to 4 times now and it just hasn't seemed to calm her down at all. I gave it two stars instead of just one because it is made well, does fit snug and seems like it could work and be soothing for other dogs but it just didn't seem to work for my dog personally. Based on my experience I cannot recommend this to others as it didn't personally work for us but it's really worth a shot (with an excellent return guarantee, if it happens to not work for you either) if it has a chance of working for you and your pet. I think all pets are different and how they can be calmed down are different and this was just a 'miss' product for us.
August 22, 2014
Worked for us!
Our Boston Terrier mix is terrified of loud noises. We had a solid week and a half of severe thunderstorms, so after the first few days she was inconsolable; even a car passing in front of the house too quickly would get her to shaking and having a fit because she was so on edge. She also hates car rides. Well, I took her with me to get the Thundershirt so she wouldn't go crazy at home alone... storm+car ride= double trouble. I put the shirt on her before heading home, and she fell asleep in the car! Once I got her home it was thundering even worse than before, and she is curled up sound asleep. I hated feeling like I couldn't do anything to comfort her, so this is an absolute lifesaver for us.
August 12, 2014
I have a 8 month old shih Tzu who has some separation anxiety issues and would bark all of the time I was gone according to my neighbors. I saw this at a different store, but did not have his size. I decided to check at Pet Smart online and it said my local store had his xs size. It has helped him so much and is so much more calmer with it on. I recorded him when I was at work while he had it on and he didn't bark and slept and lounged around all day. It's amazing that a "shirt" could help him this much. I was feeling hopeless.
July 12, 2014
EVERYTHING SHOULD WORK THIS WELL
If everything I bought worked this well, I would be a very happy camper. We bought our Thundershirt on July 3rd, because last year one of our dogs, Daisy, sat and quivered through the fireworks. On July 2, we starting hearing explosions, and Daisy started getting very nervous. Once we got her into her shirt, the difference was amazing. My wife and I were both very skeptical, especially after reading a few negative reviews, but most reviews were positive, so we decided it was worth a try. We are very pleased. Daisy is calmer not only about fireworks, but in other situations as well. For us, this is a five star product.
July 6, 2014