Using Pressure to Treat Your Dogs Fear of Thunder
Posted on 01/27/2015 at 7:49 PM | Advice | Anxiety | Dog Noise Anxiety | Dog Storm Phobia | ThunderWorks
WHY ARE DOGS AFRAID OF THUNDER AND OTHER NOISES? According to our research, dog thunderstorm anxiety or fear of noises can arise from a variety or combination of factors. Some dogs have suffered a traumatic event involving loud noises or lightning strikes that creates a historic “trigger” for them to become anxious. Some dog breeds may have a genetic predisposition towards noise anxiety while some studies suggest that storm or noise anxiety could be a result of aging or hearing loss. No matter the specific cause, the need to relieve your dog’s fears becomes clear when your dog hides, shakes, or worse every time a storm rumbles. SYMPTOMS OF DOG THUNDERSTORM ANXIETY The symptoms of noise anxiety range from mild to severe. Milder cases can include shaking, panting, hiding, barking, yawning, licking and clinging during the noise. More severe cases can include bolting, running, anxious pacing, chewing, defecating indoors, seizures, or even jumping through a glass window. Recognizing and treating noise anxiety can be critical for the health and well-being of your dog. Based on our survey of over 2,000 dog owners in the United States, over 17% of all dogs suffer from fear of thunder or some other noise. HELP FOR YOUR DOG’S FEAR OF THUNDERSTORMS – THE THUNDERSHIRT If your dog is frightened of thunder or other noises, you should try a ThunderShirt. Thousands of vets agree – our ThunderShirt is the easiest, safest solution for noise anxiety. ThunderShirt calms your dog with a gentle, calming pressure that likely releases a calming hormone like endorphins. It’s like a “hug” for your dog and allows most dogs to help them ride out storms calmly and contently. Millions of dog owners worldwide have experienced the dramatic relief for their dogs and themselves. HOW IT WORKS > THE EASY, NATURAL SOLUTION – NO MEDICATIONS AND NO TRAINING NEEDED Unlike with medications, your dog will not be sedated, risk unwanted side effects, and you won’t be making frequent vet visits for expensive prescription refills. Put a ThunderShirt on your dog before a storm or other noise event. They will likely remain calm until the last rumbles have finished. Remember, a ThunderShirt is not just for Thunder! ThunderShirt is helping dogs and their families improve their quality of life for many different anxieties, fear and over-excitement issues. Whether you have a rescue dog, a shelter dog, or a new puppy, ThunderShirt can really work to improve your dog’s life and yours.