I put the Thundershirt on Brick around 8 AM knowing that they were coming.
As soon as he saw the first flashes of lightning, he started shaking, but he wouldn't get off the bed. His shaking actually woke me up.
So I brought him into the basement bathroom where there are no windows.
Then the storm was right on top of us around 11:15 PM. Bunch of close lightning hits and real loud cracks.
I checked on him and he was really shaking and panting heavily.
The Thundershirt didn't make any difference.
Thanks for the update Mark. So sorry for poor Brick. IMHO, extreme anxiety is the worst for pets, they seem to tolerate pain much better. I was thinking about his shirt recently and how it was working. Will you try it again? Some of the reviews on Amazon said repeated wear resulted in gradual improvement??? Big hugs to sweet Brick
|I'm sorry. Poor Brick. |
I've kicked myself for not getting a Thundershirt as Harry is having a hard time again, but this wlll be his last season so each storm I whisper, "this might be the last one ever......."
|I will probably try it a few more times.|
There's a 30 day full money back guarantee, so I'll try it right to the bitter end.
That's such a sad thought.
|You can bet he's getting a lot of attention. I just wished he slept with his legs curled under, not straight out!! There's only so much room in bed.|
|I was wondering how Bricky did last night. We did have some nasty stuff rolling through. Poor baby. |
I had a dog growing up that just never got over it. Let's hope he does better with more "practice" in the Thundershirt.
|What is a thunder shirt ? also hope he is OK|
|Poor brick! I have tried the thundershirt. Worked the first time then never again|
|Sorry the shirt didn't work as well as you hoped and Brick had a hard time again. Hope you find something that works and lessens his stress. Does he react the same with fireworks?|
Little Lizzy wrote:
Does he react the same with fireworks?
The vet said we could try Xanax, but I don't like the idea of drugging him.
What is a thunder shirt ? also hope he is OK
http://www.thundershirt.com/?gclid=CMP2 ... 4AodpnIAcg
|Moe always shook like an epileptic during fireworks and storms..he now hides under the table..but with the shirt no more shakes..it took about a month of practice|
|Our past dogs Winston and Maggie were absolutely terrified of the least amount of thunder or lightning. Doubtful that a thundershirt would have done a thing for either of them. They found that a bathtub in the center of the house or a closet in the basement was safest. |
We just made sure they were okay even though scared and let them ride storms out. Coddling and fawning over a dog when it is scared just encourages that behavior. Nelson is fearless of storms but terrified of a few other strange things. Like nail clipping... Sheesh!
Thunder just excites my dogs. They either run around like crazy and play or they think someone is here and spend their time looking out all the windows trying to figure out why there is no car outside....
|I made a thundershirt for our Sophie. It seems to help. Instead of frantically running around the house, she now gets close to us and lays down. She is four and this is the first year she has been afraid of storms. We can't quite figure that out. Since the fear of storms she now panicks and motorcycles, loud cars, and people in the neighborhood hammering.|
|Poor Brick! Maybe after a few times it will work for him.|
|It makes me sad because there's no way to console a dog with a fear like this. Panda was the same way... shaking, panting and drooling. Not saying she's cured because dogs tend to prove us wrong but she's much better. |
I didn't find the Thundershirt a magic tool or helpful by itself. When it would start to thunder, I tried to make it a signal that we were going to do something fun. That meant directing her focus to the new routine of quickly and enthusiastically putting her TS on and doing training with treats in the kitchen. But she's super food motivated.
We also used audio desensitization a couple of months ago which I think was the next step in getting her to a better place. At one point she stood there listening to a real storm approaching trying to decide whether it was something she needed to react to. I quickly turned the audio on and she didn't go on to respond negatively. She's slept through storms at night since using the audios.
Panda's fear is thunderstorms, Bumble's is fireworks or any other loud noise including just unknown dogs barking... I don't think either helped BB a great deal. Hoping round #2 with a TS will begin to show some benefits for Brick.
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