Using Pressure to Treat Dog Anxiety During Car Travel

What Is Car Travel Anxiety?

While many dogs enjoy car rides, for some others, a car ride can become a trip of anxiety or over-excitement. According to our survey of over 2,000 dog owners across the United States, over 5% of dogs suffer from issues during travel. These issues can create real problems for taking your dog to the veterinarian, the groomer, or anywhere involving a car trip. Many dogs are so fearful of traveling, that even getting them in the car can be a struggle. Other forms of travel are also difficult for many dogs. Air travel in particular can be a very traumatic event that often require heavy sedation.

Symptoms of Dog Travel Anxiety

Car travel anxiety can present itself in many ways such as carsickness, barking, whining, pacing, scratching and restlessness. Many dogs become dangers to themselves and others by jumping on the driver or otherwise distracting concentration from the road. Like other forms of dog anxiety, these symptoms can often result in injury to your dog, damage to your property, and expensive cleaning and repairs. These negative travel experiences can also compound the fear a dog already feels toward vet visits and groomer visits.

Dog with travel anxiety

Stories From Dogs With Travel Anxiety

“Hi, My name is Buddy. I’m a former medical research beagle who gets so car sick that the only thing that works for my nausea is Cerenia (prescription). Every time we go to our cabin in the mountains, I have to take Cerenia in order to survive the trip. Well, here’s good news for all of us who struggle with doggy motion sickness. I now have a ThunderShirt. I thought it was just some crazy shirt I had to wear to look cute. Well, let me tell you, I love it. Now I can travel drug free. I feel much better about going in the car, where I hunker down and sleep most of the way. ThunderShirt works for me. No vomiting, no restlessness, no pooping, no anxiety. ThunderShirt works for me. Now my sister beagle is wearing one too. We former research doggies are anxious about pretty much everything. Thanks, ThunderShirt, we appreciate you.”

Owner: Cathie, California
From: Dog Owner
Issue(s): Travel Anxiety

Dog with travel anxiety

Help Your Dog Be Calm and Fearless During Car Travel

If your dog exhibits any of the symptoms of travel anxiety, we have a proven solution to try. ThunderShirt has helped many thousands of dogs to become happy and safe travel buddies. Many dog owners that have previously been forced to use sedatives for their dogs during travel, are now able to travel “drug free”! ThunderShirt is a solution that is recommended by vets because it is safe and requires no medication or training. Read Why It Works.

The Easy Dog Travel Anxiety Solution – No Medications and No Training Needed

Simply put the ThunderShirt on your dog and observe the incredible difference during your next car trip or visit to the vet or groomers. The gentle pressure of ThunderShirt gives your dog the sensation of “hugging" which calms the dog. Many dog owners have reported how their dogs that previously went berserk and barked for the entire car ride now, with a ThunderShirt, lie down and even enjoy the trip! Unlike with medications, your dog won’t be sedated, and you won’t be making frequent vet visits for expensive prescription refills. We’re delighted to help improve the quality of life for dogs and their families. Read more about how ThunderShirt works or order yours now with free shipping.