Saturday, November 01, 2014
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With its patent-pending design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs if they are anxious, fearful or over-excited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt. Thundershirt is already helping tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers.

Available in Heather Grey. Comes in L and XL sizes. Other sizes available by special order. Instructions on how to measure your hound for a Thundershirt are available on the product details page.

$39.99 each.

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How It Works

As for WHY Thundershirt’s gentle pressure works to calm a dog, experts such as Dr. Temple Grandin believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system. Using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practice for years. For example:

  • TTouch dog trainers use pressure to address a wide variety of anxieties.
  • Veterinarians use pressure to relax cattle when they are administering vaccinations.
  • People with autism use pressure to relieve their persistent anxiety.
  • Children with certain behavioral problems use pressure shirts and weighted vests to relax and focus.
  • Parents use swaddling to calm an inconsolable newborn infant.

Until now, there just hasn’t been a well-designed, inexpensive pressure wrap commonly used for dog anxiety. Thundershirt is changing that! Thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers now recommend Thundershirts for their anxiety cases.

How to Measure Your Hound for a Thundershirt

Thundershirt comes in seven different sizes: XXL, XL, L, M, S, XS, and XXS. See the table to find the right size for your dog. Like people, dogs come in many different shapes and sizes, so if your dog has unusual proportions, you may need to go up or down a size versus the “standard” measurements. But the Thundershirt is designed to be very adjustable to accommodate different dog shapes and still be easy to put on.
SizeChest SizeWeight
XXS 9" - 13.5" < 12 lbs.
XS 13" - 18" 10 - 18 lbs.
S 16" - 23" 15 - 25 lbs.
M 18" - 26" 10 - 50 lbs.
L 24" - 32" 40 - 70 lbs.
XL 31" - 40" 60 - 110 lbs.
XXL 38" - 50" > 110 lbs.