Happy, healthy dogs – Thundershirts

30 April 2018

With Summer storm season still on us, some of our furry family members can get quite stressed out.

Dog in ThundershirtAt Paddington Pups we are proud to sell Thundershirts to help our anxiety prove friends. Thunderhirts are designed to apply a constant, gentle pressure over dogs’ torsos. This creates a calming effect on dogs. The comforting effects used in Thundershirts has been used successfully for many years in humans and other animals, most notable example being people with autism using pressure to relieve chronic anxiety.

No training is required for Thundershirts! Just put ThunderShirt onto your dog, and you will likely see results during the very first usage. However, for some, it may take two to three usages to see maximum results. For some more serious anxiety cases, such as severe separation anxiety, you should consult a/your dog trainer for plans to integrate your ThunderShirt into a training program.

Anxiety can be harder to read in dog’s than humans as they don’t communicate their stress verbally. When judging how stressed your dog is, there are key signs to look out for. Panting, shaking, drooling, barking, whining, scratching, excessive licking, toileting indoors and even seizures can be a sign of anxiety.

Feel free to come in store with your dog and one of our friendly staff members will help you find a Thundershirt that fits.

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