Treating anxiety with medications is very often inadequate. Sedatives can help in severe cases, but usually must be administered hours before the anxiety event and the effects last long after the event has passed. Daily-use medications are expensive and risk unwanted side-effects. In contrast, Thundershirt is effective, risks no side effects and requires little to no time commitment from dog owners.
With its patented design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. From real world experience, we know with certainty that Thundershirt DOES WORK. That is why we are able to offer a money-back guarantee. Based on surveys completed by over 1,000 Thundershirt users, over 85% of dogs show significant improvement in anxiety symptoms when using Thundershirt.
As for WHY Thundershirt’s gentle pressure works to calm a dog, experts such as Dr. Temple Grandin believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system. Using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practice for years. For example:
TTouch dog trainers use pressure to address a wide variety of anxieties.
Veterinarians use pressure to relax cattle when they are administering vaccinations.
People with autism use pressure to relieve their persistent anxiety.
Children with certain behavioral problems use pressure shirts and weighted vests to relax and focus.
Parents use swaddling to calm an inconsolable newborn infant.
Until now, there just hasn’t been a well-designed, inexpensive pressure wrap commonly used for dog anxiety. Thundershirt is changing that! Thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers now recommend Thundershirts for their anxiety cases.
Thundershirts have taken the dog world by storm in the United States and now they are finally available to Canadian dog owners everywhere! Order in Canada and avoid costly shipping fees, long delivery times, and hidden customs brokerage fees!
We are an on-line retailer of Thundershirts based in Toronto Canada and have sold Thundershirts to thousands of satisfied customers all across Canada – every province – Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut.
Dog anxiety and fear issues are widely believed to be very common for dogs and recent surveys commissioned by Thundershirt and conducted by GMI, Inc., an independent third-party company, demonstrate its pervasiveness, effect on the wellness of dogs and Thundershirt as a proven solution for veterinarians and dog owners. Thundershirt is a leading anxiety-reducing product that applies constant, gentle pressure to a dog’s torso creating a dramatic calming effect for most dogs.
A recent survey of 149 veterinarians, who see an average of 180 dogs a month, provides further evidence of Thundershirt’s effectiveness for alleviating dog anxiety.
During a typical year, the veterinarians surveyed estimate that they see more than 370
anxiety cases. Noise anxiety (96 cases) and fear of veterinarians (135 cases) were identified
as the leading issues associated with these anxiety cases.
When treating anxiety cases, the solutions most often prescribed are training (79 percent),
Thundershirt (38 percent) and medications (35 percent).
More than 98 percent of the veterinarians surveyed reported having success when using
Thundershirt for treating fear and anxiety issues. For treating anxiety and fear issues, veterinarians rated Thundershirt the highest for:
Ease of implementation
Low cost of treatment
Lack of side effects
Overall success rating of “Excellent” (25 percent)