Pet Anxiety Can Get Messy, ThunderWorks Can Help

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ThunderWorks provides solutions to calm anxious pets and prevent indoor accidents.

With an 80% success rate, the all-natural ThunderShirt is a proven solution for treating pet anxiety and recommended by veterinarians, trainers and pet behaviorists nationwide.

By noticing that this behavior is rooted in anxiety, addressing the cause- not the aftermath will help pet owners handle their dogs better and reduce the recurrence rate of indoor elimination.

Indoor elimination is a pitfall of pet ownership that can cause extreme aggravation and become costly. In fact, according to the most recent American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey, nearly four million dog owning households name paper training and toilet habits as a number one drawback to owning a dog. Despite strict housebreaking training methods and punishments, determining the cause of indoor elimination can be a struggle.

What pet owners may not know is that pet “accidents” are many times results of anxiety…not poor training. Indoor elimination can be a telltale sign that a pet might be stressed or troubled. Anxiety can be detrimental to a pet’s overall health and wellbeing and ultimately leads to negative behaviors, such as peeing or pooping indoors. By calming a dog’s anxiety, negative behaviors including indoor elimination can be combatted effectively.

“Separation anxiety and even anxiety spurred on by interacting with other animals can cause a dog to unexpectedly eliminate indoors,” said Phil Blizzard, founder and CEO of ThunderWorks. “By noticing that this behavior is rooted in anxiety, addressing the cause- not the aftermath will help pet owners handle their dogs better and reduce the recurrence rate of indoor elimination.”

Thousands of veterinarians and trainers nationwide use and recommend ThunderWork’s premiere product- the ThunderShirt. Since 2009, this patented, proven solution has been reducing anxiety among millions of dogs and cats around the world. With its gentle constant pressure, the ThunderShirt has a dramatic calming effect for dogs and cats if they are anxious or fearful. Similar to the effect swaddling has on a newborn baby; the most common anxiety triggers in our pets are relieved due to the ThunderShirt’s unique design which assists in releasing calming hormones like endorphins or oxytocins. ThunderShirt can help treat anxious dogs prone to eliminating indoors by making them feel more stable and less sporadic. Separation anxiety is a common trigger for dogs prone to indoor elimination; ThunderShirt allows them to feel more at ease when their owner is away.

ThunderSpray calms and comforts pets by mimicking a mother's natural pheromones and also contains the soothing fragrances of lavender and chamomile. ThunderSpray can be used in two ways: by spraying a single burst in the area where pets spend time, like a car or crate, or in conjunction with the ThunderShirt and sprayed on the neck of the ThunderShirt. The calming pheromones and fragrances will continue to release for an extended period and the liquid will dry stain-free. When a dog smells the calming pheromones they are reminded of scents similar to their mother’s or other dogs, making them feel less lonely and less anxious about being alone. When a dog feels less anxious, the likelihood for indoor elimination decreases.

For more information about pet-related anxiety or product information, visit If you are a member of the media and would like more information about ThunderWorks, or any of the products discussed, please contact Kerry Sutherland at K. Sutherland PR, Kerry(at)ksutherlandpr(dot)com or (949) 328-4895.

About ThunderShirt and ThunderWorks

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 millions of dogs and cats across the country and around the world. The company also donates thousands of ThunderWorks products and funding to rescue groups and shelters to help these organizations manage their anxiety cases and find permanent homes.

In recognition of the company's expanding product line into more calming 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. Products are sold at and by retail stores, veterinarians, trainers and kennels across the country.

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