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Rated 5 out of 5 by qqmkxp938 Unbelievable but Very Real
Three years ago, I took in a stray kitten who was 3 wks old. No idea where his mother was. "Henry" has since been a very domineering cat around my other two cats, attacking them whenever he decides to do so. We've spent years separating these cats into different rooms and living with the struggle daily. Then, I saw that Thundershirt was now made for cats, not just dogs. I figured that I had nothing to lose by trying it. What I found was a miracle, although it took me a few attempts to get it on him correctly. Nobody in my family can understand it but the calming effect is very real. When "Henry" is wearing his Thundershirt he is a completely different cat... like night and day. "Henry" is calm, serene, comfortable when he is wearing his shirt. He reverts back to his former wild behavior when he is not wearing his shirt. Needless to say, he now wears his shirt every single day and most nights. I remove it when he indicates that he wants to clean himself all over and then I leave it off for a couple of hours. Subsequently, he then sits perfectly still for me (this is a cat who wouldn't let anyone hold him, previously) to put his shirt back on him. I am ordering another one today to try on one of my other cats ("Sabbath") who is currently on Prozac because of "Henry's" prior behavior toward him. All 3 of my cats are street rescues. I hope this shirt works well on "Sabbath"; so, we can get him off his Prozac. I wish we had discovered this solution long ago instead of medicating one of the cats and struggling to keep them away from each other.
I don't know how this shirt works but it has been a very surprisingly simple solution. (My vet never suggested this solution but I think he should recommend this to everyone who has "domineering, aggressive" cats) I understand that it does not work on all cats but is certainly has been effective in my house.
February 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by cats5dogs3 Not only for anxiety
I was looking for a child's shirt to cover the cat's torso while the body wall hernia surgery healed. Also, tried small dog's coat, which he slipped out of and then I saw the Thundershirt for cats. Not only did it decrease anxiety, but cover the incisional area and stay in place. It worked so well. I will use this again. It can hold gauze in place in those unusual areas that are hard to anchor.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2121 Thundershirt for cats
Some cats and dogs when going to the vet get scared. Well I have a cat that if I need to take him to the vet he gets scared and he puts his self into a granpal seizure everytime. I bought the thundershirt for my cat to calm him. I have not taken him to the vet yet using the thundershirt but I have been trying it on him in the house and he seems really relaxed with it on. Like I said I haven t taken him to the vet yet with it on but I sure it going to help.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AppStateMom Finally ... Something that works!!
Got this for my daughter's cat who travels with her 3 hours to come see us. The cat generally gets car sick, drools, etc. and other calming remedies have not worked. Thundershirt on and cat slept the entire trip!! Has also used it to clip her nails. Worth every penny!!
March 23, 2015