Pets At Home has released a range of ‘thundershirts’ which can help tackle your pets’ fears of thunderstorms through acting as a calming remedy.
For some pets, a thunderstorm can cause no issues, with your pets not blinking an eye at the flashing lights and eerie noises. For other pet however, it’s a whole different story. It certainly makes an unpleasant sight seeing your pet in distress.
As thunderstorms are on the horizon, now is the perfect time to invest in a product which can help this unpleasant weather be less of an issue for your pets.
With 57 per cent of pets dreading thunderstorms, Pets At Home has decided to launch a range of thundershirts which are essentially like comfort blankets for your pets.
The wearable jacket helps reduce the stress in your animal by acting as a ‘constant hug’ for your cats and dogs.
The jacket works by adding a gentle amount of pressure to your pets, which as it works its way through the body, slowly eases your furry loved ones.
Ranging from sizes XS to XL, the thundershirts range will suit your pets with a variety of sizes to choose from. The thundershirts are £30 for dogs and £35 for cats.
In an interview with Pretty52, RSPCA spokesperson said that thundershirts can help tackle the symptoms of anxiety which can be triggered through thunderstorms. Although they did say there are alternative ways of resolving the issue.
“Pet owners might decide to use thundershirts to help treat complex behaviour problems, such as noise phobias and separation related behaviours.
“They would only be treating the symptoms and not the underlying cause of the behaviour.”
The spokesperson added:”There are also some simple things that you can do at home to help them cope, including providing suitable hiding places for your cat or dog so they can feel safe.
“You could play music or put the television on to muffle the sound of fireworks or thunder and you could also talk to your vet about using pheromone diffusers.”
Pets At Home has also released other remedy products to help calm down your cats and dogs, including a Pet Remedy Mini Calming Spray which is £6.50 and Zylkene Chews at £10.
If you want to find out what’s really the issue behind your animals fear of thunderstorms, it’s best to speak to your vet who should refer you to a qualified behaviourist who understanding your pet’s individual needs can put forward a treatment plan that suits both you and your pets.
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Aimee is a Media & Communications graduate from Birmingham City University with a passion for everything related to cats, milkshakes and Oreo-flavoured consumables. You will often find Aimee typing furiously equipped with a Greggs’ sausage roll and a gingerbread man.