Originally Posted by Sawtooth Jack
I've always wondered if those compression vests worked.
We had healthy skepticism before we got one, but they offer a 45 day trial period - return for full refund within that time period if the shirt isn't the right solution for the dog - so we gave it a shot. Have to say, it works surprisingly well for our scared-of-thunderstorms mutt. Her usual response to thunder or firecrackers is to run upstairs and hide under our bed. With the shirt on, she stays downstairs and will lie quietly in her crate. In fact, there are fireworks popping off in the distance as I type this, and she's sleeping through it while wearing the shirt.
Not a 100% solution, but good enough to get her through anything but the worst storm so far. We're happy to see her calmer in the face of something that normally terrifies her.