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GuardSquealer posted:
Anyone tried the Thundershirt on their dog yet? Suppose to help with with thunder anxiety and other types also. You can google it if you haven't heard of it. I want to get one soon for my thunder shocked border collie.
darlyn05 responded:
I wonder if this Thundershirt would also help, as you suggested, with pets that are sensitive to most other louder noises like vacuums, air hose, gun shots, tractors, lawn mowers, etc.... Let me know what you find out. My DD has gotton a Fox Red Lab pup who is very terrified of louder noises. I'll have to ask the vet about this.
DalekdX replied to darlyn05's response:
Yes, Thundershirts do work. I am a certified dog trainer and found out about them through other trainers. I was working with a young couple's Jack Russel that was unusually hyper, even for a Jack Russel. The couple were having a baby and to help keep their dog calm around the baby I suggested they buy a Thundershirt. They were very pleased in the change it has made with their dog.
I am friends with a Veterinarian who has an office close to where I live. She uses Thundershirts at her office with great success and recommends them to her clients. She said so far only one client was dissatisfied with it and returned it.
I have seven beagles and one of them has fear aggression issues and I bought a Thundershirt for her when I see she is becoming stressed. The effect it has on her is almost immediate.
aarsenault replied to DalekdX's response:
Would the thundershirt work for general anxiety?? It seems like anytime we do any big cleaning/organizing or doing dishes our beagle gets very stressed....I wonder it if would work for this?


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