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Calm Before the Storm: The Thundershirt


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We have a storm hater on our hands. Catching the weather forecast is not optional in our home: we actually plan around storms, making sure we’re home when the big ones hit. Sola loses her mind when the pressure changes and storms roll in over the mountains from the west. We’ve tried medication (mainly sedatives) with no luck. Our vet has recommended Prozac, but if I could find a less intrusive (and chemical-free) solution it would be ideal.

Enter the Thundershirt. The manufacturer claims that this piece of apparel will calm your dog during inclement weather. For around $40, and with a money back guarantee, this may be the answer many of us have waited for. Does it really work? Owners report mixed results, but considering the return policy I think we’re going to have to give this a try.

I’ll offer updates in the future, but would love to hear from those of you who have tried this. Did it work for your dog?

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