FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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From real world experience helping millions of dogs and cats, we know that ThunderShirts help for over 80% of cases. That is why we can offer a money-back guarantee. ThunderShirt’s patented design applies a gentle, constant pressure on a dog’s or cat’s torso. Using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practice for years. Prior to ThunderShirt, there just wasn’t an easy and safe way to do so for our dogs and cats. It is believed by many experts that this type of pressure works in a similar manner to swaddling an infant or people with autism using pressure to reduce persistent anxiety.

Good question! With tens of millions of dogs and cats suffering from anxiety, we are striving to build awareness of this simple, safe, inexpensive solution. We attend many veterinarian continuing education events and other vet forums every year. ThunderShirts were ranked the most effective solution for anxiety by veterinarians in a 2011 survey. Thousands of veterinarians recommend ThunderShirts around the world.

We stand behind our product! ThunderShirt is a terrific solution for most dogs and cats suffering from anxiety. Many owners see reductions or complete elimination of symptoms with the very first use. With others, it may take two or three usages of ThunderShirt to see results.

We stand behind our product! ThunderShirt is a terrific solution for most dogs and cats suffering from anxiety. Many owners see reductions or complete elimination of symptoms with the very first use. With others, it may take two or three usages of ThunderShirt to see results.

ThunderShirt is designed to be safe to leave on for extended periods of time when appropriate for the situation or issue. When properly sized and properly put on with a comfortably snug fit, your dog should be very comfortable. If your dog will be wearing a Thunder- Shirt for more than one hour at a time, we recommend removing ThunderShirt every one to two hours during the initial periods to check for any signs of irritation points. Irritation points are very rare, but it is best to be cautious.

Most cats have never had any clothing placed on them and cats are very sensitive to tactile stimulus. When first wearing a ThunderShirt, many cats do what we call the “Freeze & Flop”…. They appear to be immobilized and lay on their side. Don’t worry!…They are not suffering any discomfort; many cats are actually purring while they do this. If your cat does the Freeze & Flop, simply give her some time to adjust and encourage her to move. Most cats quickly learn that they can still move freely.

Except in extreme conditions (e.g. 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the sun), overheating is not typically a concern when using a ThunderShirt. Dogs cool themselves primarily through their mouths and paws, and a ThunderShirt is constructed of a thin, breathable fabric. But if you feel that overheating might be a problem for your particular circumstance, please monitor your dog for any signs of overheating such as heavy panting or tongue hanging out of the mouth. Remove the ThunderShirt if you see any signs of overheating.

Most dogs and cats love to wear ThunderShirts! We hear feedback from families all the time that their dog or cat literally seeks out their ThunderShirt in times of stress. When sized and put on properly, your dog or cat should be very comfortable wearing a ThunderShirt. Problems are very rare, but if you see any signs of skin irritation or physical discomfort, please discontinue use and contact us.