Using Pressure to Treat Your Dog’s Fear of Thunder
Why Are Dogs Afraid of Thunder and Other Noises?
According to our research, dog thunderstorm anxiety or fear of noises
can arise from a variety or combination of factors. Some dogs have suffered a traumatic
event involving loud noises or lightning strikes that creates a historic "trigger"
for them to become anxious. Some dog breeds may have a genetic predisposition towards
noise anxiety while some studies suggest that storm or noise anxiety could be a
result of aging or hearing loss. No matter the specific cause, the need to relieve
your dog’s fears becomes clear when your dog hides, shakes, or worse every time a
Symptoms of Dog Thunderstorm Anxiety
The symptoms of noise anxiety range from mild to severe. Milder cases can include
shaking, panting, hiding, barking, yawning, licking and clinging during the noise.
More severe cases can include bolting, running, anxious pacing, chewing, defecating
indoors, jumping through a plate glass window or even seizures. Recognizing and
treating noise anxiety can be critical for the health and well-being of your dog.
Based on our survey
of over 2,000 dog owners in the United States, over 17% of all
dogs suffer from fear of thunder or some other noise.
Stories From Dogs With Storm Anxiety
“We have an 80 lb. Boxer with degenerative disc disease. This boy is totally
bizarre in a thunderstorm. Panting, attempting to get in the bathtub, very stressed!
Plus, we live at the beach – a lot of summer storms. What a different dog when we
put on his ThunderShirt! We have had it 3 weeks and this is a happy fellow. We were
on the screen porch last night in a storm and he slept through it. I woke him when
I was ready to go in. I am ordering a second! We cannot recommend it enough to friends
Help For Your Dog’s Fear of Thunderstorms – The ThunderShirt
If your dog is frightened of thunder or other noises, you should try a ThunderShirt.
Fortunately for us, thousands of vets agree – our ThunderShirt is the easiest, safest
solution for noise anxiety. ThunderShirt calms your dog with a gentle, calming pressure
that likely releases a calming hormone like endorphins. It’s like a “hug” for your
dog and allows most dogs to help them ride out storms calmly and contently. Hundreds
of thousands of dog owners have experienced the dramatic relief for their dogs and
themselves! To understand more about how ThunderShirt helps calm, read Why It Works.
The Easy, Natural Solution – No Medications and No Training Needed
Unlike with medications, your dog will not be sedated, risk unwanted side effects,
and you won’t be making frequent vet visits for expensive prescription refills.
You simply place the ThunderShirt on your dog before a storm or other noise event.
He or she will likely remain calm until the last rumbles have finished. And ThunderShirts
are not just for Thunder! We’re helping dogs and their families improve their quality
of life for many different anxiety, fear and over-excitement issues. Whether you
have a rescue dog, a shelter dog, or a new puppy, ThunderShirt can really work to
improve your dog’s life and yours.
Read more about how ThunderShirt works or
order yours now with free shipping.