Whether your pet struggles with anxiety all year long or is usually calm and laid back, the holidays can create extra stresses for both pets and people. Daisy is a somewhat anxious dog…I figure it has to do with being abandoned and having experienced life in an overcrowded shelter before we adopted her but you just never know!
One line of products that we use and recommend to our pals and readers is the stuff from ThunderWorks. They’re the company that makes the ThunderShirt calming wrap for dogs, which you’ve probably heard about, plus a bunch of other great calming aids you might now be familiar with. In addition to being a thoughtful gift for any fur kid on your own list, these items also make a much needed and greatly appreciated donation item for your local pet rescue group or shelter!
Calming Aids for Dogs & Cats:
Here’s a quick roundup of some of the products we think make a terrific gift for any pet that needs a little all-natural comfort or help alleviating anxiety during holiday travel, stressful times or all year round:
- ThunderShirts for Dogs & Cat: ThunderShirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. With its patented design, ThunderShirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand of their customers, over 80% of dogs and cats show significant improvement in symptoms when using ThunderShirt.
- ThunderSpray for Dogs & Cats: ThunderSpray mimics a mother’s natural pheromones and provides the soothing fragrances of lavender and chamomile.Suggested uses: Vet visits, crating, car travel, fear of thunder, pet and owner separation, reactivity to other animals or people, general fearfulness and many other issues.
- ThunderLeash for Dogs: Help make walking your dog a hassle free, positive experience for both you and your dog. Dog harnesses can be great tools for many dogs, but not everyone wants to make the effort to get one onto their dog or to have extra stuff to carry around. ThunderLeash is the perfect combination of simplicity and functionality. For those times you just need a standard leash for a quick walk or for times when your dog is well behaved, simply connect the ThunderLeash to your dog’s collar just like any other leash. But for times when pulling might be a problem, simply wrap ThunderLeash around your dog’s torso and slide it into the harness slot. Now whenever your dog pulls a mild pressure is applied to his torso and the pulling will quickly cease.
- ThunderToys & ThunderTreats for Dogs: ThunderToy is the perfect stuffable chew toy for calming and distraction. The ThunderToy was specifically designed to be stuffed with the ThunderTreat, a treat with calming properties, and together they can keep your dog calm and happily occupied for up to an hour. The ThunderToy comes packaged with a free 4oz bag of ThunderTreats.
Find these and more great calming aid gift ideas for dogs and cats on sale at Amazon.com. ThunderWorks products are also available at Petco.com, through PetSmart.com and many local retailers. They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and great customer support!