Tags: Storm Defender Cape for Dogs Afraid of Thunderstorms
Jun 14, 2016 - Thundershirt or Storm Defender Cap: The Thundershirt is a tight fitting wrap that is calming for some dogs with thunderstorm anxiety
2-Natural therapies like lavender oil (recently found to reduce car anxiety in dogs), ProQuiet (a tryptophan syrup), and canine pheromone sprays can be helpful for the mildly affected. Dr. Diaz also recommends blankets that work to shield dogs from the electromagnetic changes perceptible during electrical storms (Anxiety Wrap and Storm Defender are two brands available online).
When Tufts behaviorist Nicole Cottam, MS, tested more than 50 dogs (all puppies) who had been fitted with an antistatic cape, more than half of them became perfectly calm within about three storms. The underside of the cape has a flexible metallic lining that prevents the dog from becoming statically charged. (Check out, for instance, Storm Defender capes at .)
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Dogs can become agitated and anxious before a thunderstorm. Some storm phobic dogs even panic, causing stress for you and your pet. Canine anxiety can disrupt your familys life. Veterinarians report that anxiety in dogs is very common and many seek help with dog calming. Dogs with anxiety often will exhibit subtle symptoms or the the most obvious - excessive barking and skittish behavior. Other dog anxiety manifests itself in the dog having difficulty calming himself after he is startled.
Storm Defender has the solution for canine anxiety - without drugs - to reduce your dog's anxiety. Put our cape, with its special lining, around your dog and bring relief to your beloved pet. The Storm Defender helps ease anxiety in dogs and produce a calming effect. Dogs with anxiety show marked improvement and less anxiety with use after just a few thunderstorms.
New Improved Design! Our new and improved cape design now includes easy-to-use Velcro® fasteners. Dog calming has never been so simple! Dr. Nicholas Dodman, world-renowned director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and author of "The Dog Who Loved Too Much," "The Cat Who Cried For Help," and "Dogs Behaving Badly," among other books, states that 2 out of 3 dogs with thunderstorm phobia are much improved wearing the Storm Defender cape.The Diane Rehm Show (NPR) - July 15, 2008 Dr. Nicholas Dodman, world-renowned director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and author of "The Dog Who Loved Too Much," "The Cat Who Cried For Help," and "Dogs Behaving Badly," among other books, states that 2 out of 3 dogs with thunderstorm phobia are much improved wearing the Storm Defender cape. (comments made at 24:39)Static electricity that builds before and during a thunderstorm can cause your canine anxiety, but thanks to the Storm Defender, your dog doesn’t have to go through this anymore! When properly used, the Storm Defender cape will reduce the dog's anxiety. The cape has a special metallic lining that discharges a dog's fur and shields him from the static charge buildup reducing his sensitivity to the charge. The dog gets relief, and after a few storms begins to learn that the secondary triggers like rain, wind, thunder, barometric pressure and smells are no longer to be feared. With the cape on, the dog feels as though he has found a safe place.