I Got a Thundershirt!

Guess what?!?  Since PetMeds started carrying Thundershirts for dogs or cats, I get to try one out for my very own self.

Daisy the Curly Cat is looking forward to trying the Thundershirt for cats

I know you are probably thinking, “But, Daisy, what anxiety do you have in your life?”  My stress is caused by a cat named Harley.  He is a maniac.  Need I say  more?

Harley causes Daisy some anxiety

This box says “The Best Solution for Cat Anxiety” so I cannot wait to try it out!

The Thundershirt is "The Best Solution for Cat Anxiety"

I am feeling less stress already! I weigh about 8 pounds, so I got the size for cats 0-9 pounds.  I think a 0 pound cat might need food more than a Thundershirt! Anyway, even though the Thundershirt is supposed to fit snugly, I think the next size up would have fit me a little bit better on account of I got a big belleh.  Um, does this outfit make my hips look too big?

Daisy the Curly Cat feels less anxiety wearing her new Thundershirt

If you are a fashionable cat like me, you might notice that the Thundershirt is not very stylish.  You can easily fix this by adding an accessory like my pretty flowered headband to the outfit.

You can dress the Thundershirt up with a pretty accessory

Now I just have to wait for a thunderstorm… or a Harley.

With her new Thundershirt, Daisy is prepared to deal with Harley

By the way, the Thundershirt comes in sizes for dogs, too!

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  1. There is an elderly chocolate lab doggie next door and the only thing that calms her down in thunderstorms is going for a ride in the car with her human daddy. They tried thundershirts and medications, human benadryl & valium and all kinds of things but she goes into utter terror. Her daddy loves her so much he will drive her around at 3am too!
    We love people who try so hard to make life better for pets. That includes the Thundershirt makers too!

  2. Daisy the Curly CatMay 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

    It sounds like that dog has a real good dad!

  3. Wow Daisy! You do really good with that. We were always worried that it would make Ichiro even more anxious when he had to be dressed!

  4. Daisy you are stylish no matter what you wear!

  5. Daisy the Curly CatMay 14, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Well, it is easy to wear since it just goes on with velcro!

  6. Daisy the Curly CatMay 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Thanks, Pricilila! Maybe one day they will make Thundershirts for goats!

  7. I wish we’d known about these when we were moving last year. We only moved an hour’s drive away from our old place, but the cats cried in their carriers in the car the whole time. Then, when we got here, they would not come out of the carriers for a day or so, because they were still scared.

  8. Daisy the Curly CatMay 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I have been through a couple of moves myself, so I know it can be stressful on a kitty!

  9. We hear Meowm saying maybe we all need one of these. Oh and then she said, do they make ones for humans?

  10. Daisy the Curly CatMay 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Hahaha! I think my Mommeh could use one, too!

  11. While we have never tried a Thundershirt, Mom’s friend uses one on her hyper dog and it helps him a lot. Mom and Dad did put a regular cat shirt on Maggie and she refused to move, like a monster was on her back. (Hmm … maybe that’s not a bad idea…)

  12. We’ve thought of getting one of them for Clifford since storms and fireworks really freak him out. We’ll look forward to hearing how you do with it.

    The Florida Furkids and Lexi

  13. That was an enjoyable post! Please let me know if the thundershirt worked for you! I have a Sierra with a rowdy Snickers brother who jumps all over her and she doesn’t like it.
    And, did I mention the high anxiety of trips to the vet? Me–ow!

  14. OMC this is something Tika could use… she is one big ball of anxiety! She gets anxious over the smallest things.

    I must say though, I luv how accesserize the thundershirt. Very stylish.


  15. Daisy, is the thundershirt “just” a tight-fitting shirt? Or is the fabric infused with essential oils or something?

  16. Wow, Daisy! We’ve learned something new today. The Thundershirt is new to us! We are curious to read about how it works. …of course, we hope the makers of the Thundershirt take a style cue from you.
    ; ) Katie & Glogirly

  17. I get scared of loud noises and thunderstorms. I bet that shirt would be good for me. 🙂

  18. Daisy, I would put in a product change request – make the Thundershirt in PINK for the ladies!

  19. Hmmm, Me hates clothes, would the thundershirt mot make me more stressed?

  20. Daisy the Curly CatMay 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Poor Maggie, the shirt stole her bones!

  21. Daisy the Curly CatMay 15, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I am definitely going to wear mine on 4th of July!

  22. Daisy the Curly CatMay 15, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Thanks, Sue! I wonder what my vet would think if I wore my Thundershirt at my next appointment? That’s a good idea!

  23. Daisy the Curly CatMay 15, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Thanks, Kizzy! I always like to look pretty!

  24. Daisy the Curly CatMay 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Nancy, it doesn’t have anything infused in the fabric. But it is a stretchy material, and the velcro straps can be adjusted for a snug fit.

  25. Daisy the Curly CatMay 15, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Yes, I would prefer my Thundershirt in a pretty pink color!

  26. Daisy the Curly CatMay 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Keisha, it might make you feel more relaxed during storms!

  27. Daisy the Curly CatMay 15, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Val, you are so right!

  28. Daisy the Curly CatMay 15, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Nellie, if wearing stuff makes you feel bad, it might not help. But this feels sort of like a hug!

  29. Hi Daisy. Happy New Year from Neko, my 6-yr old Siamese brother, and me, Pitou, Neko’s 4-yrold brother. Our Mom/caregiver adopted us from the Cat Sanctuary in Woonsocket, RI. It is a no-kill shelter, and our oldest bro,.Tiger,also came from there. Tiger lived to be 15.

    Sorry about the wordy intro, but Mom (Rachel).
    has a serious concern she wishes to tell you about. Pitou was adopted by Mom at the age of 2 months. Suddenly one day, Pitou became ill and lifeless. Mom brought Pitou to the vet to examine him. Diagnosis determined upper respiratory infection (not affecting the lungs, but “above” lungs. Pitou was given a bout of antibiotics for this condition, a well as eyedrops for his conjectavitus. Fever left after a few days, but Pitou continues to have labored breathing Mom worries too much, so thevet tells her not to worry. What could you say to Rachel that would help her to feel ok with Pitou’s diagnosis. Mom is told that Pitou suffers from a virus, which will always remain in him. Is Pitou safe to live on with these words of “wisdom”? Please help, we are worried about Pitou. Thank you, Neko, Pitou, and Mom.

  30. Daisy the Curly CatJanuary 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Nice to meet you! I am so sorry that Pitou is not feeling well. My best advice is to work closely with your veterinarian. You can use our “Ask the Vet” form to get advice from a holistic veterinarian about strengthening the immune system here: http://www.1800petmeds.com/education/ask-the-vet-form.htm.

    Feel better soon, Pitou!

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