Friday, July 1, 2011
My new found secret for anxiety in my dog! This is a thundershirt. The idea is that the constant pressure from the coat on the dogs chest and torso gives the dog a calming effect. One of the veterinarian clinics that I work at have been selling them like crazy so I thought I had to give it a try for Winston who has extreme separation anxiety. I've tried many things with him; kenneling, not kenneling, Composure (a supplement dog chew to help calm them), homeopathic drops in his water and on his food and nothing has helped. I haven't and don't want to try medications with him. Right now I kennel him but as soon as I close the house door he starts barking and begins licking his paws and legs. Even if I am only gone for 5 minutes I come home and his legs are soaked! I tried it yesterday for the first time. I put it on him and put him in the kennel like usual. As soon as I closed the house door amazingly I didn't hear any barking and when I got home after my 25 minute run his feet and legs weren't wet! So far good results! I think it is a great, easy and natural solution for anxiety and excitability. Check out their website at www.thundershirt.com.