ThunderWorks is incredibly proud of its innovations. The company is making affordable, effective, easy-to-use solutions for real problems faced by real pet families. ThunderWorks doesn’t want to offer the same old products offered by literally hundreds of companies. It strives to achieve innovations that create functional, real solutions for common pet problems.
A ThunderShirt Story
ThunderWorks’ founder, Phil Blizzard, had a dog named Dosi who was extremely frightened by thunderstorms and fireworks. Wanting to comfort Dosi, Phil did what most families do and consulted with veterinarians and dog trainers. Unfortunately, no one had a good solution. So, for many years Dosi (and her family) had to suffer though thunderstorms and Fourth of July fireworks. One day, a friend of the family recommended trying a snug wrap, like swaddling an infant. It sounded far-fetched, but nothing else had worked and it certainly couldn’t hurt to try. During one bad storm, they wrestled Dosi into an old t-shirt and used packing tape to create mild pressure. They were amazed – Dosi calmed almost instantly and laid down for the duration of the storm! ThunderShirt evolved from there, and has helped calm millions of dogs and cats around the world.
ThunderShirt is the original, vet recommended, natural calming solution that helps reduce anxiety in dogs in a drug-free way. Like swaddling an infant or providing a calming hug, this unique dog anxiety vest applies gentle, constant pressure to calm all types of anxiety, fear, and over-excitement issues in dogs.
The ThunderShirt is proven to be over 80% effective in reducing anxiety for fireworks, thunderstorms, separation anxiety, travel, vet visits, problem barking and more. Treat anxiety, fear, and over-excitement in style. ThunderShirt will definitely have a calming effect on your dog and help it relax.
ThunderShirt is one of the most widely recommended and used calming solutions available.
What is the difference between the different types of ThunderShirts?
While we have several different styles (Classic, Sport and Polo) and colors of ThunderShirts, they all work exactly the same. Each style of ThunderShirt is lightweight, machine-washable, and breathable, and they all help your dog to feel calmer during fireworks, thunderstorms, travel, vet visits, and more. They are all equally as effective, so you cannot go wrong with your choice.
ThunderShirt is available in 7 different sizes for all breeds of dogs. If a dog is in-between weights in its category, it’s usually best to go with the smaller size.
From Chihuahuas to Great Danes, millions of dogs have already benefited from the calming effects of a ThunderShirt.
How it works
ThunderShirt applies gentle constant pressure to the torso, which can have a dramatic calming effect. The pressure releases a calming horomone like endorphins or oxytocin. ThunderShirt can reduce heart rates, stress hormone levels, and many other observable anxiety symptoms.
First, lay the ThunderShirt on your dog’s back and attach the neck straps loosely. Then, wrap the torso flaps around your dog’s chest. And, finally, adjust the top flap down for a snug and comfortable fit.
The ThunderShirt can be left on for extended periods of time. However, during the initial uses, confirm that there are no issues and check for signs of discomfort or irritation. Do not leave it on for more than 1-2 hours. Make sure to remove the ThunderShirt at least twice a day.
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