I Got a Thundershirt!

 
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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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14 Comments

  1. Posted May 14, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    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!

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

    It sounds like that dog has a real good dad!

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  2. Posted May 14, 2012 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    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!

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

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

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  3. Posted May 14, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Daisy you are stylish no matter what you wear!

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

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

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  4. Posted May 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    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.

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

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

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  5. Posted May 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

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

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

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

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  6. Posted May 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    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…)

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

    Poor Maggie, the shirt stole her bones!

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  7. Posted May 14, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    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

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

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

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  8. Sue
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    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!

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

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

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  9. Posted May 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    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.

    Kizzy

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

    Thanks, Kizzy! I always like to look pretty!

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  10. Nancy
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

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

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

    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.

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  11. Posted May 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    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

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

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

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  12. Posted May 14, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

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

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

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

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  13. Val
    Posted May 14, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

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

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

    Val, you are so right!

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  14. Posted May 15, 2012 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    Hmmm, Me hates clothes, would the thundershirt mot make me more stressed?
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    Daisy the Curly Cat Reply:

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

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