Using Pressure to Treat Your Dogs Separation Anxiety
Posted on 01/27/2015 at 7:52 PM | Advice | Anxiety | Dog Separation Anxiety | ThunderWorks
WHAT IS DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY?
Leaving your dog or puppy home alone is never easy, but for many dogs, separation from their families can cause severe anxiety and real problems. Veterinarians and trainers call this condition “dog separation anxiety.” Based on our survey of over 2,000 dog owners in the United States, over 13% of all dogs suffer from separation anxiety. And the consequences can be severe for your dog, your family and your property.
SYMPTOMS OF SEPARATION ANXIETY IN DOGS
According to our surveys and other sources (such as the ASPCA), separation anxiety affects older dogs and puppies alike, and can include a wide variety of symptoms such as indoor urination, defecation, destruction of furniture, barking, howling, chewing, digging, escape attempts and other anxious behaviors. Some dogs express it as restlessness, an attempt to keep you from leaving, or the appearance of general depression. It’s heartbreaking to know that your dog is suffering while you are away, but separation is an unavoidable reality for most families.
TREATING DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY WITH THUNDERSHIRT
A ThunderShirt is the easiest, safest solution to try for your dog’s separation anxiety. ThunderShirt works by applying a gentle, calming pressure around your dog’s torso. It’s like a “hug” and relaxes most dogs. We developed ThunderShirt to treat dogs who were dangerously terrified of thunderstorms, but we’ve seen tremendous success for separation anxiety. ThunderShirt has helped millions of dogs to cope with their families being away with a very high success rate. Simply wearing a ThunderShirt helps most dogs to reduce or eliminate any anxiety. It really can be that simple.
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THE EASY, NATURAL DOG ANXIETY SOLUTION — NO TRAINING NEEDED
Unlike with medications, your dog will not be sedated or risk unwanted side effects, and you won’t be making frequent vet visits for expensive prescription refills. Just put ThunderShirt on your pooch and you likely will come home to a happier, calmer dog. Whether you have a rescue dog, a shelter dog, or a new puppy, ThunderShirt can really work to improve their lives, and yours.