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Phil Blizzard was looking for a natural way to soothe his dog’s anxiety during long thunderstorms. During one particularly loud storm, he somehow managed to wrestle his dog into an old t-shirt, and the animal immediately calmed down. This sparked an idea that eventually turned into Thundershirt.

FAQs About Thundershirt for Dogs

A Thundershirt Sport dog anxiety jacket is a great and drug-free calming solution to help treat your dog’s anxiety over loud noises like car backfires and fireworks. These awesome comfort shirts swaddle your pet like you would an infant in a blanket. The patented design applies very gentle pressure all over their entire body.

If you’re still having questions about this product and its effectiveness, consult your veterinarian.

If it’s needed, your dog can wear their stylish and comfortable Thundershirt all day long. However, we do recommend that you should take the shirt off for about 10 minutes every 1 to 2 hours, so it doesn’t irritate them.

Yes, it is okay for your canine to sleep in their Thundershirt sport vest. They are made with your dog’s comfort in mind, so if they nod off for a little while wearing it, there is no need to worry. However, it’s good to take the dog calming vest off your pup for about 10 to 20 minutes every 1 to 2 hours.

While this product is designed to fit snugly, you don’t want it too tight. That being said, you also don’t want it to fit too loosely because then it won’t work. If you just follow the simple instructions that come with the product you and your dog will do just fine. When you do swaddle your pet in it, make sure the top flap is secured with fasteners while not applying too much pressure to their neck.

Yes, the Thundershirt Sport Dog Anxiety Jacket is designed to work great for separation anxiety. It’s one of the simplest and most soothing solutions to help solve their separation anxiety issues. If your pet is suffering from a severe case, they will enter a debilitating state of panic when they are left alone. The Thundershirt helps provide them with a sense of security by recreating a hugging sensation.

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