The title makes this post sound like a really cool kids book, or some hot new band... It's not. Sorry.
But it is about a very cute dog and her very fabulous new jacket.
I give you... the THUNDERSHIRT.
In all honesty I had never heard of the Thundershirt either. Pets At Home kindly sent one, in XS for my gorgeous little Chorkie pup Florence, to try out.
The idea behind the concept is a good one, I think. It applies gentle pressure to reduce anxiety and calm your pet if they are over-excited or fearful.
Thundershirt's gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if anxious, fearful or over-excited. Based on surveys completed by more than 2000 customers, over 80% of dogs showed improvement in symptoms when using the Thundershirt.Florence was not particularly amused the first time we tried it on her, in fact she was downright miffed. She was staring at us in a way that suggested she thought what we were doing was akin to tarring and feathering her.
Thundershirt can used for the following symptoms:
Fear of thunder
Fear of fireworks
and many more!
However, after a little while she seemed to change her mind, and has happily worn it out on her walks ever since. As well as being very soft and comfortable (she genuinely seems to like having it on), it is an extra layer to keep her warm now the weather is getting chillier. I do believe she pulls on the lead less during her walks when she is wearing it, but she is still young and sometimes the lure of the leaf blowing down the pavement in front of her is too much to resist so we end up running after it. All in good time!
The Thundershirt is available from Pets At Home priced at £35 and is available in sizes ranging from XS to XL.
We received a complimentary Thundershirt for review purposes. The views shared are my own personal & honest opinions and written in my own words.