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.
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)