Check out this funny holiday video we found, Thundershirt to the rescue for this little Santa!!
Watch full video here: Thundershirt rescues Tiny Santa from Big Pit Bull
Thundershirt Earns ‘Petfinder Seal of Approval’
– Brand Among First to Receive Pet-Friendly Designation –
Durham, N.C.– Thundershirt Founder Phil Blizzard is thrilled to announce today that the company has been recognized with the first-ever, official “Petfinder Seal of Approval.”
The Petfinder Seal of Approval extends the trust and authority of the Petfinder name to products, services, brands and initiatives that have met specific pet-friendly criteria. Petfinder, the online leader in responsible pet ownership, is committed to championing individuals, organizations and brands that are actively working to improve the lives of pets through a variety of programs, including the new “Petfinder Seal of Approval.”
Petfinder Seal of Approval applicants are individually qualified, and criteria for qualifications are detailed on their website, but include the absence of harmful testing on animals, the promotion of adoption over sale of pets, and the safety history of the product, among others.
Great for fear of thunder, barking problems, separation anxiety, car or travel anxiety, crate anxiety, noise anxiety, leash pulling, general fearfulness, reactivity, excitability and more, the Thundershirt is the best solution for pet anxiety.
With its patent-pending design, the Thundershirt applies gentle, constant pressure to the torso. This pressure has a dramatic calming effect for dogs and cats if they are anxious or fearful. Anxiety experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and may release calming hormones like endorphins or oxytocins.
The Thundershirt for Dogs is available in sizes XXS to XXL, and comes in their signature Heather Grey, Pink or Blue Polo designs. The Thundershirt for Cats is available in sizes S, M and L, and Heather Grey only. Suggested retail starts at $39.95, and the products can be personalized with custom embroidery for an additional charge.
Visit www.Thundershirt.com for more information, or contact Kerry Sutherland at K. Sutherland PR, Kerry@ksutherlandpr.com or 949-328-4895 to request a product sample, high-resolution image or interview.
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Founded in 2009 in Durham, N.C., Thundershirt’s mission is to bring relief to the millions of dogs, cats and their families struggling to cope with anxieties. The Thundershirt is designed to apply a constant, gentle pressure to a dog or cat’s torso creating a dramatic calming effect for most users. Thundershirt continues to investigate dog and cat anxiety and fear issues with scientific-based studies and surveys from recognized veterinarians and pet owners. Thundershirt has already helped hundreds of thousands of dogs across the country and around the world.
The company also donates thousands of Thundershirts and funding to rescue groups and shelters to help these organizations manage their anxiety cases and find permanent homes. Thundershirts are sold online at www.thundershirt.com and by retail stores, veterinarians, trainers and kennels across the country.
Petfinder is the largest online, searchable database of animals that need permanent homes. With more than 320,000 adoptable pets from more than 13,700 animal shelters and rescue groups throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Petfinder has facilitated more than 20 million adoptions since it was launched in 1996. In addition to being an adoption database, Petfinder also is an all-inclusive resource guide for how to select the right family pet and build a successful, life-long relationship. Thanks to its sponsors, Petfinder is free to both visitors and to its animal placement organization members. Sponsors include BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, The Animal Rescue Site, PetFirst Healthcare, the exclusive pet insurance provider for Petfinder, and HomeAgain, a microchip and pet recovery service.
We hope that all of you and your pets are safe and sound after Sandy's destruction hit the east coast. The Huffington Post online put out a great article with tips for surviving these types of natural disasters with your pets.
Thundershirt is reminding all pet parents that Halloween can be a common cause of dog and cat anxiety and uneasiness. High volume trick-or-treaters and increased doorbell rings paired with flamboyant costumes and decorations can lead to barking or erratic behavior. For pets prone to noise or crowd anxiety, Thundershirt provides an effective, simple solution.
With its patent-pending design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for dogs and cats if they are anxious or fearful. Anxiety experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and releases calming hormones like endorphins or oxytocins.
Thundershirt also encourages pet parents to keep the following in mind as the “scary” holiday approaches:
- Keep Halloween candy out of your pet’s reach. Candy and chocolate consumption can be harmful to pets when ingested.
- Be weary of costumes. Uncomfortable fabrics or constrictive outfits can cause pets unnecessary anxiety and stress or make it hard for them to move, breathe, bark or meow.
- Make sure all cords and wires from lights and decorations are safely away from your pets. If chewed, pets can suffer cuts, burns or shocks.
- When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.
- Don’t forget ID’s! Make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip is key.
Read the full story here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/10/prweb9961823.htm
Many cat owners don't take their cats to the vet regularly because it can be such a difficult task, but it is important to keep you cats healthy and go for regular check ups. Check out this cat's amazing transformation after using a Thundershirt to go to the vet and for the first time ever NOT having a difficult vet visit! You can read the entire story here: http://conservationcubclub.com/2012/08/take-your-cat-to-the-vet-week-the-tiniest-tiger-visits-doctor/
My doctors said that some parents had come in with dogs wearing Thundershirts and they too expressed success in keeping their canines calm. I was the first feline to come in wearing the new Thundershirt for cats at my clinic. The doctors are going to recommend it to other cat parents to help relieve stress.
I am proud that I could be a role model for my fellow felines so that more parents will be able to take their cats to the vet for regular check ups without so much anxiety and accidents.
Do you want your dog to be in Thundershirt's new National TV commercial?! All you have to do is enter your dog's picture and story and you could win!! Get your friend's to vote, the entry with the most votes will be part of our new commercial!
You can enter and find all contest details at http://www.thundershirt.com/contest
Check out these helpful hints for helping your pets weather the summer storms! Here is a sneak peak of a few:
A few other tips Thundershirt offers to help you be best prepared this summer
storm season include:
- A permanent pet ID such as microchip is advised to help you locate your pet in
case they get lost.
- Photograph each pet and store these
pictures with other important documents in sealed/waterproof plastic bags.
- Make sure that your pets are
up-to-date on their vaccinations. Boarding kennels typically require proof of
For more tips or to read the full article visit http://news.yahoo.com/thundershirt-helping-pets-weather-summer-storm-season-221120091.html
dogs and cats across the nation suffering from
anxiety and stress, most often caused by storms.
But the concept is so simple it may have you
does it really work?
Using a gentle, constant pressure to calm your
dog or cat, similar to the way parents swaddle
their infants, Thundershirt effectively relieves any
anxiety, fearfulness, stress, barking and more.
But, don’t just take our word for it- put it to the test
yourself with our new
Scaredy Pet Challenge!
Find out more at: http://thundershirt.com/Media/Scaredy_Pet_Challenge.pdf