[New Product] ThunderEssence Aromatherapy for Dogs

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Fear is an emotion we all experience. Our pets experience fear and anxiety, too. There are even more things to be afraid of for them, though. Dogs don’t understand that the loud booming they hear is only harmless fireworks, or that the person that brings the mail every day is a friend, not a foe. Keeping your dog calm during upsetting circumstances can be a challenge. It’s now possible to use the safe, pleasant treatment of aromatherapy as a quick way to ease your pet’s stress.

Is dog anxiety medication the best solution?

Dog anxiety medicine can be helpful in extreme cases but should be used with caution. If your pet is currently on other medications, anxiety medication for dogs may result in drug interaction that could be dangerous. This is especially true if your dog’s current medication alters the natural serotonin level.

In the majority of acute cases of dog anxiety caused by noise or a disruption in the normal routine, natural remedies and solutions are the best choice. If your dog suffers from continuous separation anxiety, a professional dog trainer can help teach your dog how to cope with the stress of being without you for extended periods of time.

How to help dogs with anxiety

  • Do your neighbors complain about your dog’s constant barking while you’re away? Separation anxiety is likely the cause. Although it may be difficult, consciously make an effort not to show too much emotion when you are leaving or when you come home. When you greet your dog with too much attention and affection, it actually may act as a reward for any barking or bad behavior while you were out. Similarly, if you act sorry or sad that you have to leave your pet, your behavior can become the anxiety trigger.
  • Give your pet something to do that will capture his or her attention during an upsetting or disturbing event. Offering your pet a favorite dog toy (especially one that dispenses treats) can occupy the mind and channel anxious energy in a positive direction.
  • Using a safe, comfortable crate can keep your pet from pacing or indulging in destructive behavior like chewing up shoes or sofa cushions. Once your pet becomes accustomed to staying in a crate, it provides a sense of safety and private space that can help ease anxiety and chaotic feelings.
  • Make sure your pet gets plenty of exercise and scheduled playtime with you on a regular basis. Going for a walk, run or swim prior to an anticipated stressful event can help get rid of pent-up energy and put your dog in a relaxed physical and emotional state.

ThunderEssence eases dog anxiety with gentle aromatherapy

Buy ThunderEssence at 1800PetMedsThe makers of the popular Thundershirt dog anxiety vest, have introduced ThunderEssence, an innovative aromatherapy product to ease dog anxiety.

ThunderEssence is a safe, pleasant way to quickly dial down your pet’s anxiety level and induce a feeling of tranquility even in stressful situations. It’s great for use during fireworks, thunderstorms and vet visits.

ThunderEssence is made with natural essential oils prized for centuries for their soothing and calming properties. The gentle yet effective blend of Lavender, Chamomile, and Egyptian Geranium oils helps to relax pets and ease anxiety. Unlike strong dog anxiety medication, ThunderEssence calms without sedating your pet.

Available in both spray and drops, this simple anxiety solution for dogs can be used on your pet’s bedding, a favorite toy or even directly on your pet. It is also ideal to be used along with the Thundershirt as an added layer of stress relief.

ThunderEssence is pH balanced and completely free of dyes and parabens. It’s perfect for use in the home, car, kennel or crate to give your pet a feeling of peace and tranquility. Keep a bottle close at hand to quickly and safely soothe your pet’s worried mind anytime. A quick spritz of great smelling ThunderEssence can help get rid of bad odors like that “wet dog smell”, too!



Win FREE ThunderEssence!

Would your dog benefit from the relaxing aroma of ThunderEssence? Just leave a comment below telling us about your anxious pup for a chance to win FREE ThunderEssence from 1800PetMeds!

One winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday, March 9, 2017, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!

Congrats to the drawing winners: Bonnie B (ThunderEssence Spray) and Janeen C (ThunderEssence Drops). We’ll send you an email with instructions for claiming your prize. 




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  1. Cynthia SizemoreMarch 3, 2017 at 8:21 am · Reply

    This would be a blessing for my dog and for my family.Our dog is very afraid of alot of things to the point that she hides under the bed for hours and wont come out.We have tried natural calming ingredients before with no luck.Dont want to pit her on a prescribed medication but she needs something to relieve her anxiety.

  2. Charles RochesterMarch 3, 2017 at 8:35 am · Reply

    I would love for my dog to try this. He really needs something for his separation anxiety. When I simply go outside for whatever reason he howls until I come back inside. He also follows me around the house constantly.

  3. I would love to try this. My dog has a fear of thunderstorms.

  4. Pucca was a rescue, and she is easily frightened, anxious especially during thunderstorms and when I leave for work. I bought a thunder shirt and relax/calm treats for her to ease the anxiety. It would be nice to try this hopefully it works rather than having her take medication.

  5. I would love to win this for my pomeranian

  6. My American Eskimo is so protective that I have trouble chatting with my male neighbors. Wish he’d “get it” that these
    folks aren’t looking to harm me.

  7. My puppy is very upset when I put him in the crate. He barks forever. Yesterday he was barking when I left for work and barking when I got home over the lunchtime to walk him. I would love to try this to sooth him.

  8. Jessica StephensMarch 3, 2017 at 10:14 am · Reply

    Leah used to be able to go to fireworks shows with zero problems. But as she got older, things changed and now even one little firecracker will send her into a shaky panic 🙁 I would love to try these products on her!

  9. Diego has bad issues with loud noises especially on July 4th. Thunderstorms and cars backfiring really scare him.Would love to try this instead of having to try and get him to take pills.

  10. My smallest dog is very terrified of loud noises, even on trash collection day, the loud truck and the workers tossing the cans and the bins scares him to death.

  11. Diego would benefit from this as we cannot get him to take pills and the thundercoat did not help. He is terrified on July 4th and all loud noises scare him.

  12. Bailey, a 4 year old Pitbull, is terrified of thunder, fireworks, gunshots or any loud noises! She will heavily pant, drool, and shake! Nothing we do to comfort her seems to help. She tries to “hide” , but her loud panting gives up her hiding spot! We would love to try this product, to see if this could offer her some relief.

  13. I would love for my dog Mini to try this. She gets separation anxiety really bad and anything that can make her feel better is great.

  14. Our poor little pie gets so scared in storms….She won’t let us comfort her. She goes to her safe spot.

  15. I have the Thunder Shirt for one of my dogs that we had rescued about 8 yrs ago. He get so terrified as soon as a storm is approaching us. He just shakes and looks to me for help. I get the Thunder shirt and he literally will put his little head up for me to start to put it on him. Hoping I put it on him as fast as I can do it. I do also have a prescription for anxiety for him and I hate drugging him. I would like to hope the Thunder Essence would give him the relief to get thru storms,fireworks etc without such trouble for him. I am disabled and love my dogs and only want the best for them.

  16. This would help my Ozzy tremendously!

  17. Our baby Bandit has just recently developed a fear of thunder storms. I sit with him doing the storm but he just shakes really bad. I would like to try this product because it is all natural.

  18. This would be ideal for my dog who is afraid of gun shots, fireworks, thunder. He has a thundershirt and that does help, but for even more help I feel this essence would improve the situations even more.

  19. Diane VanderLaanMarch 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm · Reply

    My poor Paris suffers dramatically around the July 4th holiday. It is so traumatizing to her when fireworks are going off for days in a row. We have the Thundershirt, but she definitely could use something in addition to that to really stay calm and relaxed during such a stressful time.

  20. Our non profit has several thunder anxious pups that we would love to try this shampoo one. Please consider up for for a bottle. Thanks ❤️❤️♻️🐶

  21. Our catahoula dog, Iris still gets stressed during car rides. She used to actually vomit every time she went for a ride, but with time and positive reinforcement she is down to heavy salivating and whimpering. I would love to see if this helps our beautiful girl relax in the car and eventually maybe even enjoy the experience.

  22. Laila Ali, a 94lb Female Rottweiler is one of the BEST Dogs anyone can ask for. She is LOVING to those her owners know but very protected to those her owners do not know. She does have her fears just like all of us especially during these time we are living in. She dislike yes the Post-Person’s, loud noises, and even odds smells. It is a little funny at times, because we are always able to tell when that moment is here, she will head up to the top of the stairs near her bed, looking into the room where her mother sits. The two things that get her every-time is that old vacuum cleaner (on or off, does not matter), and that odd smell from the stove every-time it is turned on. It all speak danger to her so the wife and I kick in gear with our group hugs and the rubbing all over. She loves it.. and make her feel not only LOVE but Safe.

  23. Our 10 year old Shih Tzu has been afraid of gunfire (we have a shooting range within 5 miles of our home), fireworks and thunder. Even if we are watching a fireworks display on TV she goes nuts. She will shake uncontrollably and look for a small space to hide. She’s snuck under our bed on several occasions and it has been hard to get her out. I’ve resorted to turning on the air conditioner, turning up the TV loud and petting her until it passes. We’d love to find a product that keeps her calm and is safe to use with her.

  24. My dog Serg has major anxiety! He gets scared easy! We got a thunder coat but it only helps so much! I am always trying to find other things that may work!

  25. Our pet neds help during the July 4th holiday and New Years Eve. He hides and dislikes very load noises. We try to cuddle him and wrap him in a blanket during those times.

  26. Yoshi, my 12-year old shih tzu, was attacked and injured last June, and since then has displayed more anxiety than usual during thunderstorms, fireworks, or loud noises/people outside. He’s never been too keen with loud, scary noises but has always managed to keep himself calm by going to his crate, until recently. It’s so hard to see him so anxious and unable to find relief after what he went through! We just want him to feel safe and secure!

  27. My dog Colby gets very anxious when we have any kind of house guests! Normally he’s a very friendly dog but when folks “move in and stay awhile” he just retreats and shakes. I would love to try this for him especially since we are expecting relatives to stay here a week in April!

  28. My poor babies are so anxious when they go to the vet, I need something to help them through the visit and this sounds like it. I’m ready for them to try it.

  29. Always looking for something new for my Husky who is terrified of storms

  30. According to vets, I have an “overbred” Bichon. Vets have recommended prescription drugs which I refuse to give. I have to console and train him daily. The slightest “different” noise sends him running and/or barking. He often vibrates from fear so terribly that I just hold him which I obviously cannot do when I am leaving. I would love to find a solution for this otherwise happy go lucky luvbug!

  31. Albus is only going to be 2 but sometimes he hides under the bed if something frightens him. And when someone comes to the house he has a problem calming down.This may be what he needs.

  32. I would love to have this for my baby dog Copper, recently we’ve gone through a big transition in our life and had to move into my mother in laws house who isn’t well and while it’s taking a toll on me causing myself anxiety it’s making it even harder on my dog causing him severe anxiety and separation anxiety something he’s never had to deal with before. Although he still gets all the love and attention he needs I would love for him to have some gentle relief to help us both through this. It hurts me to see him showing signs of anxiety.

  33. My sweet golden retriever (mix) just can’t understand thunder, fireworks, and even the rain and wind. We moved to New Mexico (where the thunder is fierce) from California (where there is no thunder) and couldn’t believe his fears. We got him a thundershirt which helped but not enough. He still shakes and hides in the closet panting for hours. I think this new product might be just the thing to help calm him down. We’ve tried calming pills but he won’t take them if the bad weather is upon us and to tell you the truth I really don’t think they help him. He’s a senior dog and we would love to win this new product, he needs something to sooth him as he won’t let us hug or cuddle him.

  34. We always have anxious dogs in the rescue. Would come in handy for some fosters!

  35. I would love to win this for my Bailey because he has bad anxiety on a regular basis, but when it storms, or there’s loud noises, he gets anxious. I would love to see if this would help him!

  36. Debbie RubenstienMarch 4, 2017 at 9:15 pm · Reply

    Yes, my husband and I would love this for our dog Bagel. When he was still a puppy, I opened our front door and fireworks just went off across the street., then that did it. He can’t tolerate any loud noise l, including thunder. He has even began to associate high winds to storms. We use the thunder shirt and play Reggae (Bob Marley) music, when we are home, when he goes into our master closet where we have set up a dog bed for him so he would be in a small dark spot to help him rest. Would like to try to add aromatherapy also. I’ve done some little reading on the subject. So please pick us so we can help calm our Belgian Shepherd Bagel so he can rest better through a storm. Thank you

  37. I would love to win this for my pup. Other big dogs make her nervous. She gets very anxious at the vet and I would love to see if this would help her.

  38. I would love this for my dog. My dog is always anxious at the groomer and park.

  39. Christina RadcliffMarch 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm · Reply

    I work at an animal shelter. I really would LOVE to try this on some of the babies there to see if it would help with stress.

  40. I would love this for my Daughters’ Dog Snoopy, he is in high anxiety. Their Cat Smokey, vanished and he is having a rough time missing his friend. 😹🐈❤ Thank you (anabananakitty)

  41. If there’s any dog who I think could benefit from thunderessence, it’s my JRT Benny. He’s got anxiety to the max. Every time anyone leaves or comes in our house he’s a crazy mess. Any type of loud noise such as fireworks or thunder, even a motorcycle, he’s losing his mind. I would love to help him out with thunderessence!

  42. If there’s any dog who I think could benefit from thunderessence, it’s my JRT Benny. He’s got anxiety to the max. Every time anyone leaves or comes in our house he’s a crazy mess. Any type of loud noise such as fireworks or thunder, even a motorcycle, he’s losing his mind. I would love to help him out with thunderessence!

  43. My parents’ dog would benefit greatly from this. She gets separation anxiety pretty badly. She also doesn’t like anything out of the ordinary so many other things cause her anxiety. It would definitely be worth a try.

  44. My 8 year old Lab mix is terried of storms. He can usually sense them coming before they even show up on the radar. I would love to see if this helps with his anxiety and heavy breathing.

  45. Our 8 y/o Bull Mastiff has serious anxiety problems as does our 10 y/o Basset Hound. They could both use some help to calm down.

  46. Ever since we moved my lil Pepper has had anxiety. We lived at the beach the first 2 1/2 years of her life & now my husband has been transferred to Atlanta, GA. Needless to say, she isn’t adjusting well to the city life. Every car, motor cycle or loud noise she hears outside she growls or barks & then comes running over to us for comfort. She has also started this thing where she’s licking her front paws a lot. I researched online & they say they do that to try to sooth themselves as well. I wonder if this would be a good thing for her to try? The shirt doesn’t come small enough for her or I would have tried that awhile back. Please choose my lil cavapoo, Pepper, for this give away. She would love to be less stressed 🙂
    Thank you!

  47. I think my dog Summer would benefit from ThunderEssence – she doesn’t mind the Thunder – it’s the wind that kicks up that makes her anxious.

  48. My pug, Jazzy, gets very upset over hard rain, thunder or lightning. Anything helpful would be appreciated!

  49. I would love to win this and try it on my Puggle named Buster. I’ve had him since he was 9 months old (he’s almost 10 years old now) and initially thunderstorms did not bother him. Now he is so scared of thunderstorms and has anxiety attacks whenever they occur. He also is not fond of riding in the car – that also causes anxiety attacks. And if the car ride is more than 20 minutes, he usually throws up. So this limits his trips to dog parks and doggie play dates.

  50. We just recently had a thunderstorm – one of my girls, went in the bathroom by herself (no lights on) and began to pant on the rug! I would love to see if this would help her!! Thanks!!

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