For thousands of years, mothers have soothed restless, irritable infants with swaddling, and now you can calm your anxious pet with a similar technique using the specially designed Thundershirt. Based on the idea that pressure can have a calming effect on the nervous system of mammals, the Thundershirt applies gentle, constant pressure on a pet’s torso to improve the symptoms of animal anxiety, including panting, shaking, running, hiding, and barking.
At Scout’s House, where we’ve tested the Thundershirt on a variety of “Nervous Nellies,” we can attest that it performs remarkably well on most pets, reducing the severity of their symptoms significantly during rehab therapy.
Easy to put on and take off, the Thundershirt is machine washable and dryer friendly. Our Thundershirts have been through the washer and dryer almost daily for months and have held up beautifully.
Perfect for pets who are: anxious or restless due to age, injury, or illness (including dogs with degenerative myelopathy who have reached the restless phase); frightened by loud noises, including thunderstorms and fireworks; prone to separation anxiety or travel-related nervousness.
HOW TO PICK THE CORRECT SIZE FOR YOUR PET:
1) Measure your pet’s girth, which is the widest part of your pet’s rib cage.
2) Choose a size in the table below that best fits your pet:
SIZE CHEST SIZE WEIGHT
XS 13″-18″ 10-18 lbs.
S 16″-23″ 15-25 lbs.
M 18″-26″ 20-50 lbs.
L 24″-32″ 40-70 lbs.
XL 31″-40″ 60-100 lbs.
XXL 38″-50″ > 90 lbs.