Dog Scared of Fireworks? Thundershirt says, 'Fear Not!'

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Leader in pet anxiety and stress solutions offers pet friendly options for calming pets during firework festivities.

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ThunderShirt is a good alternative solution to try versus medications.

The 4th of July is one of the most stressful days of year for dogs and cats. Due to their heightened sense of hearing, loud bangs and flashes from fireworks can cause our pets to panic. Additionally, large crowds, unfamiliar faces and special occasion parities and barbecues can spark anxiety as well. Dogs may bark uncontrollably, chew through leashes, dig under fences, claw destructively, suffer seizures, or run away from home. Thankfully, ThunderShirt provides a safe, effective and simple solution for anxiety-ridden dogs and cats.

With its patent-protected design, the ThunderShirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect that has already helped hundreds of thousands of dogs with anxiety problems. The product is also used and recommended by vets and trainers worldwide. Anxiety experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and may release calming hormones like endorphins or oxytocins.

ThunderShirt is also a great, natural solution to treating anxiety in our pets. One of the most common ways owners approach pet stress is with medications that sedate their furry friends. “ThunderShirt is a good alternative solution to try versus medications,” says veterinarian and ThunderShirt user, Dr. Donald Heagren. “The feedback from our clients is very positive.”

In addition to using ThunderShirt, the company offers pet parents the following tips for preparing anxiety-ridden pets for the stress of Independence Day activities.

1. Pet ID. Make sure your pet has up-to-date identification in case he/she runs away when scared by noisy fireworks. ID can help your pet be returned to you safely.
2. Avoid Fireworks. Don’t take your pet to events that involve fireworks. Your pet is better off being left home if you are going to partake in firework festivities.
3. Crate Your Dog. If you regularly crate your dog, he/she may find the crate a place of comfort during fireworks. Make sure his favorite toy is available for further distraction.
4. Don’t Leave Pets Outside. Keep pets inside as much as possible during fireworks displays. The insulation of your home will help drown out the noise and make your dog feel more secure.
5. Don’t Scold a Scared Pet. This will scare and confuse a dog and reinforce fearful behaviors.

These tips combined with the use of the ThunderShirt can improve your relationship with your pet, eliminating the need for last minute training or medication on this 4th of July.

The ThunderShirt for Dogs is available in sizes XXS to XXL. Suggested retail is $39.95. The ThunderShirt for Cats is available in sizes S, M and L. Suggested retail is $39.95. Both products can be personalized with custom embroidery for an additional charge.

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About ThunderShirt

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 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 and by retail stores, veterinarians, trainers and kennels across the country.

Twitter: @ThunderShirt
Instagram: @ThunderWorks

Meet ThunderWorks

In recognition of the company's expanding product line into more anxiety solutions, ThunderShirt has changed its corporate name to ThunderWorks. As always, the company is committed to developing calming pet products that are effective, simple to use and strengthen the bond between pet and pet parent. Together, let’s be better humans to our pets. Learn more at

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