Thundershirt Dog Anxiety Shirt
I adopted a shelter dog. She became attached to me extremely quickly and would cry/bark when I would leave her alone to shower, go to the bathroom, and leave. Even if she was eating, she would leave her food the second I was not in the room to see what I was doing. If I crated her...forget about it! She would scream. I bought this thinking it would curb some of her anxiety. However, she just ripped it off of herself and made holes in it. I think it created more anxiety instead of helping. Her barking seemed worse instead of better. I tried it for about a week. Note: My dog is 10 lbs and is not large.
November 1, 2014
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