We know how stressful severe storms and natural disasters can be for a pet, and have seen the effectiveness of our product at reducing anxiety.
Durham, NC (PRWEB) July 19, 2012
This country has already experienced its fair share of severe storms and natural disasters, and it’s not about to end any time soon. With less than ideal weather alerts currently in the news, and hurricane season about to open - it’s a good time to remind pet parents that there’s a simple, effective solution for their pets’ anxiety and fear - the Thundershirt.
Since 2009, the Thundershirt has been reducing anxiety among hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats around the world. The company has conducted extensive research on the prevalence and effects of pet anxiety, particularly related to storm season.
“Our company isn’t named Thundershirt by accident,” said Phil Blizzard, founder of Thundershirt. “We know how stressful severe storms and natural disasters can be for a pet, and have seen the effectiveness of our product at reducing anxiety.”
With its patent-pending design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for dogs and cats if they are anxious or fearful. Anxiety experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and may release calming hormones like endorphins or oxytocins.
“We certainly hope our country doesn’t experience any major problems this season,” Blizzard said. “But, should a severe storm, hurricane, tornado, or other natural disaster strike, we want all pet parents to be prepared and know about solutions, products and tips that can help make a difference.”
A few other tips Thundershirt offers to help you be best prepared this summer storm season include:
- A permanent pet ID such as microchip is advised to help you locate your pet in case they get lost.
- Photograph each pet and store these pictures with other important documents in sealed/waterproof plastic bags.
- Make sure that your pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations. Boarding kennels typically require proof of current vaccinations.
- During a storm, you can play pet-friendly, classical music, or even run a load of dishes or laundry. The calming or familiar noise may be relaxing to your pets.
- Also, have your pets’ favorite toy, blanket and/or bed nearby during a severe storm.
For more information about the Thundershirt, or to request a product sample or interview with company founder, Phil Blizzard, please contact Kerry Sutherland at K. Sutherland PR, Kerry(at)ksutherlandpr(dot)com or 775-848-0905.
Founded in 2009 in Durham, N.C., Thundershirt’s mission is to bring relief to the millions of dogs, cats and their families struggling to cope with anxieties. The Thundershirt is designed to apply a constant, gentle pressure to a dog or cat’s torso creating a dramatic calming effect for most users. Thundershirt continues to investigate dog and cat anxiety and fear issues with scientific-based studies and surveys from recognized veterinarians and pet owners. Thundershirt has already helped hundreds of thousands of dogs across the country and around the world.
The company also donates thousands of Thundershirts and funding to rescue groups and shelters to help these organizations manage their anxiety cases and find permanent homes. Thundershirts are sold online at http://www.thundershirt.com and by retail stores, veterinarians, trainers and kennels across the country.