Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket– What It Is
Thundershirt is a shirt the applies gentle constant pressure to calm a dog’s anxiety, due to fireworks, thunder, and other types of loud noises. It is stated on the Amazon web site to be 80% effective, and has helped millions of dogs lose the anxiety they have. There is a money back guarantee for a refund of the purchase price. It is a good fit for dogs over 15 lbs or more.
There are 5,066 positive reviews for this jacket. Some of the positive comments are as follows: Customer puts it on their dog before a storm and he sleeps like a baby. Other dogs had it placed on them for generalized anxiety, and it reduced the level of anxiety their dog had.
The Thundershirt also prevents dogs who have destructive fits whenever they have anxiety, whether it’s generalized anxiety, anxiety to noise, etc. It also helps with social anxiety, i.e., when a dog has fits whenever the mailman comes, motorcycles go by, etc. The shirt helped the dog relax and she stopped barking, growling, and slobbering all over the place.
It is easy to put on and take off, so no problems here either, and it is machine washable and dryable. The pressure and weight of the jacket are comforting.
There is 2,700 negative reviews. A dog that had separation anxiety was placed in this jacket. The owner described the jacket as terrible, and useless. It was described as cheap, extremely thin, and shapeless. The Velcro tore off within a week, the threading was terrible. It did not help their dog, and actually grew anxious from the sound of the velcro being taken off.
Summing It Up
It’s pretty simple, the Thundershirt worked on about 3/4 of the dogs, and didn’t work it all for about 1/4 of the dogs, with anxiety issues. It really depends on your dog, and whether weight and pressure calms them down. Keep in mind though that it has a 45 day money back guarantee, so if it doesn’t work you can send it back.
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Source-Amazon.com and reviews on Amazon.com