Thursday, August 18, 2011

Whisky in a Thundershirt

After reading about the Thundershirt from Oskar and checking out more reviews, we finally found a shop that sells it.  The Thundershirt supposedly helps calm dogs during fearful situations such as during a thunderstorm or fireworks.  The monsoon season is about to arrive AND we expect fireworks during the end of Ramadan so we thought we'll get one for Whisky (she is terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks).

So we brought her to the shop to get the right fit.  She's in between the XS and S so the instruction said to get the smaller size which we did.  It needs to be snug for it to be effective.  As Whisky is used to wearing a baby tshirt to sleep, she didn't object to the Thundershirt.

That night, it rained with thunder and lightning and amazingly, Whisky didn't shiver nor did she paw to be carried.  She followed me around, looking worried but not terrified.  :)  Now, we can't wait for the fireworks to see if it helps her too.

You can read more about it here : http://www.thundershirt.com/

Thundershirt!

What the Thundershirt looks like

"Mummy says the Thundershirt make me look like a working dog.  Does it?" 

It's really comfy to wear

Look!  Mummy and Daddy had my name embroidered onto the Thundershirt.  Now it's ALL MINE!

25 comments:

Finn said...

Aw, I really like how you got her name embroidered on it! She looks great!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Adorable! Whisky looks like a paratrooper now! Jump, Whisky, jump!

Mr Puddy said...

Whisky, Can you eat ?..Ha..Ha..ha

Hannah and Lucy said...

Whisky you look very smart with your Thundershirt on - we love that you have your name on it too -no-one will be able to borrow it!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

unikorna said...

Oh she seems so proud of her new outfit. How I wish I had a little pup just like her :).

Paul said...

such a pretty girl, no matter what she wears! ;)

Brian said...

WOW, you sure look mighty fine in that thing!

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's something ! never have heard of it. If it is efficient and helps why not !

Kitcaboodles said...

That's so cool that such a simple solution can help out our little ones. And the embroidery makes for a very dapper look too Whisky =^..^=

BeadedTail said...

We just read about the Thundershirt the other night and we're glad to hear it works! It's pawesome you have your name on it too Whisky!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Thank you for this. I have always wondered what they looked like and it's wonderful to have the words of someone I trust telling us it works. Love to Boomie.

Willow said...

Whisky you look very smart in your Thundershirt and that it works.

The Island Cats said...

We've never heard of thundershirts before. We sure hope it helps you during the fireworks, Whisky! You look really good in it!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

You look supercool, Whisky! It is amazing that a simple shirt--even a THUNDERshirt--can do such wonders. I am mystified! Nosetaps!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I have read in others blog about the thunder-shirts. Some say they work and some say they don't. So glad it is working for you Whisky!!!
Thanks for your visits!!
xx, Tinker and Fern

Photo Cache said...

Oh that is really nice to have that during bad weather.

We don't get many thunderstorms and lightning here. WE just cuddle with mama when we feel anxious :)

Emma and Buster

Oskar said...

Ooh hooray, I'm glad it helps you too. It really is nice not to be terrified!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

The Old Geezer said...

You look very nice in your new Thundershirt :-)

Au and Target said...

It's a terrific idea. But in this heat, maybe only for air-con doggies like Whisky? Au used to be petrified of storms but now he's a lot braver about them. i think it's because our scaredy cat Target is not frightened so Au had to "man up" MOL!

Lucy the Cat said...

This is amazing! I wouldn't think something like this could work. Whisky, you look so cute in this and your embroidered name is quite smart!

Marg said...

I saw something about them on the TV. You need to let us know Whisky if it works or not. It is a great idea for those darn thunderstorms.
I sure am glad we found your blog. Our Mom loves rabbits besides dogs, cats etc. We even have some miniature donkeys. Whisky you are so cute. Good to meet all of you. Take care.

Tamago said...

I've never heard of shirts that can calm dogs. My coworker has two dogs and one of them is terrified of thunderstorm. I will let her know about the shirt. Thank you for sharing the information!!
Whisky looks very cute in the shirt :-)

neri said...

you do look like a working dog! a very smart and adorable one :)

Anonymous said...

Hi there, may I know where you got the Thundershirt from? :)

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Hi Anonymous, could you please send me an email at whisppy@gmail.com?