Our week is coming to a close, and oh my dog! The weather actually feels like summer for a change!
Beautiful, sunny, and warm. Pawfect for August!
Since most of our readers are either pet lovers or pet owners, I am paw-sitive that most of you have heard of the Thundershirt. But the million dollar question may still remain for some.
Does the Thundershirt actually work?
I have wondered that myself for quite some time, although I have never had a dog that would have had a need for it.
For those of you who aren't sure, let me fill you in on what exactly the Thundershirt is, and what is it used for.
Have you ever had a dog who was afraid of thunder?
Or maybe one who had extreme separation anxiety?
Is your pet uncomfortable with travelling?
Thundershirt was created in order to find a way to calm our dogs down in a situation such as the 3 listed above. (and many more) Not only calm them, but do our best to keep them comfortable in situations that make them nervous or anxious.
To put it in layman's terms, Thundershirt basically gives your dog a big hug. Putting very gentle pressure on his body. Think of it as swaddling a newborn baby. Swaddling them relaxes the babe.
This is the same idea.
Below shows a diagram of how to properly fit the Thundershirt.
Koda just turned 1 year old in April. When we first got him, he was kept in a crate any time we had to leave the house. I have crate trained dogs several times, and am not a newbie when it comes to this. But Koda was my exception. He did not like the crate. He would cry the whole time we were away, and bounce the crate across the room. I was afraid he was going to hurt himself. So, we decided to leave him out in the house with my other two huskies.
You can say I was more than thrilled to have the opportunity to review the Thundershirt.
Koda has separation anxiety. He is my big suck and does not like when I have to leave the house.
When I come home, he tends to go a little crazy. He get's very over excited and most of the time, ends up peeing on the floor.
We were away for a couple hours, and I am sad to say, that when we returned, there seemed to be no change in Koda's excitement. My first thought was "ahh no! Now I have to give a poor review for this product." I wasn't happy.
However, I wasn't going to give up on it just yet.
I decided to test it out when I had company come over. When anyone comes to the door, he gets very excited, and jumps up on people.
This time the Thundershirt DID make a difference. It wasn't perfect, but he was definitely more calm then usual.
I was beginning to see some hope for this product!
Just yesterday, we went out in the boat for a few hours, and I had Koda in his Thundershirt while we were away. Once we returned, he was a different dog. He didn't jump up, he didn't pee from over excitement. I was thrilled! This product is really starting to work!
We have tested it 3 times now, and I will be doing updated posts on his progress.
If your interested in a Thundershirt for your dog, visit Thundershirt.com to order yours!
DID YOU KNOW?
The Thundershirt is not just for dogs??
That's right! You can also get one for your kitty too!
Thanks for coming by everyone! See you tomorrow for The Pet Parade Blog Hop!
This post was part of our Thoughtless Thursday blog hop.
Hosted by Ruckus the Eskie, and me, from Love is being owned by a husky!
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*I was given a Thundershirt in exchange for my honest review of the product. Love is being owned by a husky only shares information which we feel is relevant to our readers. I was not compensated in any other way, and the opinions expressed in this post are my own.