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There is a LOT of velcro (understandably) that has to attach securely. Unfortunately, the loud sound of undoing the velcro (in our case, just in the process of fitting the shirt) completely freaked out our golden. There is no way to ease the velcro apart -- it's really strong. I left the shirt on her for a couple of hours hoping she would adjust to the feel, but she was immobilized and panic-eyed the whole time. Then getting it off was a another ordeal. Just be aware, if your dog is triggered by noises, the velcro can be an issue. For dogs who don't mind the velcro, the shirt is sturdy and well-made.
Absolutely does not work on its own for dogs with severe anxiety like mine. It's not so much the sound of loud thunder & fireworks, it's when it's close and even you can feel a bit of the vibration from the sound that freaks her out. We still have to tire her out with an extended play, walk, or hike, give her a calming treat, put this on, and spray a calming scent on the patch area for her to not react too quickly or at least get calm faster when it's done. Have used it for years and have found this to be only go so far depending on your pup's anxiety level. However, this replaced our old one we had for 7 years as we noticed that it had shrunk over the years, so we went a size up to avoid shrinkage and fits her still good.
I bought this after the Fourth of July because my furbaby was so frightened by the fireworks and I needed something to help comfort him. The A/C on and the volume of the television didn't drown out the BOOMS. Thunder also have him wanting to crawl under my skin. When I received the shirt I put it on him and he was fine. He liked the firm fit that brought comfort yet once the thunder started in the night he was still shaking like a leaf. I purchased some calming dog chews also. I gave him those. With the shirt and dog chews he is better yet not calm. He likes wearing the shirt and looks adorable yet it doesn't alleviate the fear I was hoping for better. Back to the drawing board!
My three-year-old Shiba Inu hates anything that goes bang and we are getting a lot of thunderstorms in the hills of WV. Guess it is like a big hug and she immediately stops vibrating when we get her in this coat. Still whines, from time to time but a whole lot less. Thank you for letting me get some sleep. She wants it off as soon as the thunder stops, but less resistant of us putting it on her after two storms with it.
I bought this thunder shirt for our little Josey, she's a chihuahua/yorkie mix. She can hear the thunder long before we can, so I know by the way she starts shaking what is coming, but after putting her thunder shirt on, she calms down a lot. She doesn't stop her shaking, but she will settle down in my lap while I am loving on her, unlike before when she wouldn't stop roaming around, looking for a safe place to hide. While it doesn't stop her anxiety completely, it sure makes a huge difference, and I think she likes it on at these times too.
Little did I know a thunderstorm was imminent when I first tried this on my dog. (He shivers at the clothes washer). It really worked. Immediately. I was worried about the size because my guy is very slender but long/tall. The shirt covers half his back but is fine. So happy I got this.
Have used TS for various dogs over the years. The pink shirt material is lighter weight than the older gray shirt. Still wraps the same, a few more Velcros to make more fitting. Plus, a girl dog needs to feel pretty in pink.
It helped a bit, but I really expected the shirt to help stop the trembling and stress that the storms cause. I suspect if I gave him something oral along with the shirt it will have the desired effect.
This thunder coat works for fireworks and thunder and lightning Gracie is so scared and this gives her a gentle hug and although still anxious definitely worked and provided a level Of comfort so anxiety less overwhelming.
My dog Anastacia has such anxiety issues when it is storming. This shirt on she is calm and relaxed. I am so pleased. She is sleeping through the storm.