THUNDEREASE FOR DOGS | ThunderShirt

Dr. Nicholas Dodman of Tufts University in Boston has theorized that some dogs, especially long coated breeds, can become statically charged during a thunderstorm, receiving electrical shocks from static unless they can ground themselves, which is done by retreating to a bathroom and hiding behind a sink or toilet, staying close to pipes that provide electrical grounding. It is an interesting theory and one that requires more research but it would certainly support why so many dogs end up cowering in a bathroom. Either that or bathrooms are a good place to seek refuge as they tend to have small or no windows, therefore blocking out the visual of a storm. –

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For some dogs, the sound of thunder — as well as fireworks or gunshots — may be what’s upsetting. For others, it’s the whole package: the thunder, the lightening, the change in barometric pressure, the static electricity, even the scent of rain. And still other dogs have generalized, daily anxiety that’s made worse by storms.

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ThunderShirt's patented design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for over 80% of dogs. Unfortunately, our canine companions don’t have this comforting information available to them. To many dogs, fireworks and other loud noises such as thunder are terribly frightening events. With the first distant bang or faint roll of thunder, many dogs begin to quiver, drool, pant or whine. They may begin searching frantically for a hiding spot in a closet corner or under a bed. In extreme cases, dogs will dig through floorboards, jump from windows and break toenails or teeth trying to break out of crates or other enclosures.

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This was news to me. As a child my family had several dogs and I don't remember any that had fears of thunder or went crazy during a storm (and I'm from Florida where we have our share of thunderstorms).


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I made the recording with the slow moving storm overhead and all around me. At points the of my microphones. This perspective is faithfully recreated in Suburban Thunder.Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. It is this pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. From real world experience, we know with certainty that Thundershirt DOES WORK. That is why we are able to offer a money-back guarantee. Based on surveys completed by over 1,000 Thundershirt users, over 85% of dogs show significant improvement in anxiety symptoms when using Thundershirt.

--Body wraps. You don’t have to purchase a Thundershirt. You can try to use an Ace bandage, wrapped in a figure 8 around your dog’s body and fastened with a non-sharp adhesive, such as tape. The snugness is often very helpful for dogs.

--Anxiety Wrap. This is an older product (one of the first out there) and has been generally acknowledged to be helpful for many fear issues.

--TTouch. There are a number of ways you can use touch to help your dog.