Best Dog Anxiety Jacket – Thundershirt Sport
Anxiety Vests for Dogs are very popular among pet owners. They provide comfort and safety during stressful situations. These devices have been used successfully in cases where dogs have suffered from panic attacks or other types of anxiety disorders. However, they are not always effective in preventing accidents when dogs get into them while playing with each other or when they’re left unattended in cars.
In order to prevent accidents, it’s necessary to use an anxiety vest properly. For example, some of these devices don’t offer enough protection against sharp objects or sudden movements. Other devices don’t protect against extreme temperatures (such as those experienced by dogs in hot weather). Some of these devices may even cause the dog to feel cold if worn in cold conditions.
A few years ago, a company called Thundershirt was founded to address these problems. Their product consists of two layers: a windbreaker-like outer layer and an inner lining made out of fleece. The fleece material is breathable and comfortable for your dog, but it doesn’t keep him warm. If your dog gets too hot, he’ll just pull off the vest and put on another one.
The vest has proven to be extra effective in removing the fear of loud noises. The company also claims that the product can be used in treating a number of other conditions, such as separation anxiety, travel anxiety, and calming those dogs “who like to bark a lot.” At the moment, there are about 10,000 veterinarians in the U.S. who are using the Thundershirt in their practices.
Best Dog Anxiety Jacket – ThunderShirt Sport Designed for Active Dogs
The ThunderShirt Sport is a lighter version of the original Thundershirt product. It looks like a thick windbreaker, and it’s made out of the same material. The Thundershirt Sport material was designed to address two issues concerning the original Thundershirt: heat and movement.
The Thundershirt material used in this product is thinner than that of the original product. The material used in the original Thundershirt can sometimes feel rather warm and restrictive to the dog. This could be an issue if you live in a hot climate and need your dog to wear this jacket all the time.
The Thundershirt Sport material was also designed with movement in mind. It has been ergonomically designed so that it will not restrict the range of motion for dogs that like to run, jump, or frolic about. You can see this by looking at the pictures above. The pattern on the shirt is designed so that it follows the natural contour of a dog’s body – just like a sports jersey!
Having tried this product out myself, I can say that it is indeed very lightweight and breathable. I wouldn’t call it a “vest” though, as it doesn’t cover a dog’s entire torso. It’s more like a sleeveless shirt.
Sources & references used in this article:
Language contact in the Danish West Indies: giving Jack his jacket by H Melville – 1892 – United States Book Company
Vested interests: Cross-dressing and cultural anxiety by R Sabino – 2012 – books.google.com
The Anatomy of a Battle Jacket: A Multimodal Ethnographic Perspective by J Wilson – 1901 – McClure, Phillips
The old brown dog by M Garber – 1997 – books.google.com