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Old 07-03-2018, 05:29 PM   #1
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Work or not??
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:41 PM   #2
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I can’t imagine they would....I laugh every time I watch the commercial while thinking that people actually pay money for those
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:43 PM   #3
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I have no personal experience, but I know several people who swear by them
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:48 PM   #4
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I can’t imagine they would....I laugh every time I watch the commercial while thinking that people actually pay money for those
Some swear by them. And there are studies with humans showing this science as viable in several treatments. Just not a lot of real studies with anaimals...
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:49 PM   #5
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We have neurotic loon of a dog that turns herself inside out at the sound of fireworks. My wife bought one and I was skeptical but it does seem to work to some degree
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:51 PM   #6
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We put our chihuahua in a papoose when there’s thunder or fireworks and she calms down immediately.
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:02 PM   #7
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Oddly enough, they do seem to work. We adopted a dachshund that had been abused by a man at some point and he was scared of me. Wife didn’t buy a thunder vest but some silly Spider-Man outfit for him. She put it on him and I was able to walk right up and pick him up where that would never happen before. I think it just gives them some sort of calming, comfort feeling.


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Old 07-03-2018, 06:42 PM   #8
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I hate it when my dog is gun shy as a Kennedy.
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Old 07-03-2018, 06:43 PM   #9
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I hate it when my dog is as gun shy as a kennedy

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Old 07-03-2018, 07:37 PM   #10
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They don't work for one of my wife's Dobermans. She still puts it on her. We have t storms right now.

3 out of 4 of our Dobermans are(were for two, they are dead) are scared of gunshots, thunder, fireworks, ect.
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:37 PM   #11
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I thought it was a waste of money when my wife bought one for our lab but I’m sold on them now. Our beta lab is different dog with one on. I’m a believer.
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:27 PM   #12
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I had a dog it worked very well with. As soon as I put it on her, she would roll her eyes back and almost collapse against my legs. It was like watching a person getting hit with morphine. With that and turning up the volume on the TV, we all were a lot happier!
Some dogs it doesn't work on, but it's a Godsend when it does.
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:33 PM   #13
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I don't know about the specialty shirts they are now selling, but a plain ol' sweater worked wonders to calm one of my Ridgebacks - not from fireworks - but after she had surgery. She kept trying to bite at the bandages. We put one of my wife's old sweaters on her, which covered the bandages, and she acted like she didn't have a care in the world. After the stitches healed, we left it completely off of her, and she would whine until we would put it back on her. We had to wean her off of wearing a sweater. She loved it.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:30 PM   #14
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Why wouldn’t a $3 ace bandage work?


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Old 07-03-2018, 11:30 PM   #15
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We got one for our Jack Russel. She is afraid of lightning and Thunder. Didn't help her. She still shakes really bad with or without the Thunder Jacket.
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:11 AM   #16
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:09 AM   #17
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Bought one for our Jack Russell too. Not much help...she would fight a tiger in a closet, but gun shots or fireworks pretty much any loud noises and she shakes really bad. We give her one whole Benadryl when bad weather comes and the same for fireworks. We talked to the vet and he said that was ok.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:18 AM   #18
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:20 AM   #19
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I have one, it was a gift. I thought it was a gimmick, but I believe it does help my heeler a little bit. That and putting her dog bed in the closet with the door almost shut.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:22 AM   #20
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Just above better than nothing. Shirt - pills - go lay down..................
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:19 PM   #21
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The wife bought them for our dogs last night. I’m kinda surprised how well they worked!!
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:44 PM   #22
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Wife bought one for our bull mastiff.. no worky... she takes Xanax when it rains... she goes ape ****.. pants, drools, just plain freaks out..
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My wife would wrap up are boxer and it calmed her down immediately.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:47 PM   #24
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They don't work for one of my wife's Dobermans. She still puts it on her. We have t storms right now.

3 out of 4 of our Dobermans are(were for two, they are dead) are scared of gunshots, thunder, fireworks, ect.
Pic my wife texted me from the basement last night. That is Sophie wearing the emperor's new clothes.
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