Purchasing Kobe a 'Thunder Shirt'

@kobesbuddy (75868)
East Tawas, Michigan
July 10, 2019 1:24pm CST
A couple My Lot friends explained to me, that dogs don't have to suffer from anxiety attacks. They said there's a vest called a 'Thunder Shirt' that wraps around their body, to make them feel secure and calm. I spoke with Jay, my husband, about this and he agreed that I need to order one for my dog, Kobe. Because of the first traumatic months of his life, my dog is basically afraid of everything that moves! Yesterday, he felt threatened by a 'baby squirrel', walking next to our backyard fence. Kobe scared the daylights out of the poor thing! Anyway, I'm gonna order a 'Thunder Shirt' for my dog, to lessen his insecurity and fear. Hopefully, our daily walk will be more enjoyable, for both of us Photo:NOT MINE, Borrowed from Pixabay It sure does look like Kobe, when he was younger!
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@LadyDuck (230433)
• Switzerland
11 Jul
Poor Kobe, I knew someone who bought a "Thunder Shirt" for her dog and she said it worked very well to keep the dog calm.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jul
Yes, I've heard reports from various dog owners, who said the exact same thing:)
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@LadyDuck (230433)
• Switzerland
12 Jul
@kobesbuddy I hope it will work for Kobe.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jul
@LadyDuck Thanks, we will be buying one this afternoon:)
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
I think the Thunder Shirt is worth a try. Anything that makes Kobe less frightened is a good thing.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
Yes, it's terrible to live in fear, all the time:( What makes me smile, my son Chad looks like 'Grizzly Adams' from the television series, with 'Ben' the bear. He looks scary, to someone who doesn't know him. Yet, when Chad approached the backyard fence, Kobe got tears in his eyes and went right to him for affection! lol
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@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
10 Jul
@kobesbuddy Oh, Kobe feels safe with Chad. So sweet.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jul
@Corbin5 Kobe just cuddles up, every time Chad gives him attention:) They bonded, immediately!
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@sallypup (31682)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Jul
Good luck with the thunder shirt. I wish Leah wasn't upset when I put things on here back. She needs a thunder shirt. Now when hubby fries something like an egg and the fat pops, Leah heads into the bedroom, getting as far away from that scary noise as possible. Don't slam the dryer door over here, either.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
Most sudden noises, send Kobe beneath the back porch, all afternoon!
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@sallypup (31682)
• Moses Lake, Washington
10 Jul
@kobesbuddy You know what I mean then. Leah just trembles. One afternoon something in Pet Co freaked her to the core. I had a terrible time getting us out of there.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
@sallypup Kobe was knocking shelves over, in our veterinarian's office! He was traumatized, by two kittens in a cage:(
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jul
I hope the thunder shirt helps. It's awful to see animals so fearful of everything. One of the horses at the ride had a hood on his head. I think it is supposed to serve the same purpose.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jul
When animals have been traumatized, they can't function normally.
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@rebelann (50965)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jul
Now I'm curious, I'll look that up. Thankfully Ally isn't afraid of much but she doesn't like wind. I hope it works for Kobe and maybe you'll be safer when you take him for walks.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jul
I'm tired of getting injured, every time a bike passes by. Kobe loves people, but he hates Omegas, baby strollers, and bicycles.
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@rebelann (50965)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jul
What is an Omega @kobesbuddy ?
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Jul
@rebelann It's a small electric vehicle, that transports people who can't walk.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Jul
He is very much like our dog and I have not heard of that kind of thing before. Sure hope it works for him. Ours was very badly treated by another one that first took him to his house. When we took him home his four legs trembled a lot at first till we managed to calm him down and I wish I had had something like that to help him out.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jul
When Kobe is just standing still, his legs are constantly trembling from fear.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Jul
@kobesbuddy I have seen it happen with our dog too. He did stop though after the first half hour.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Jul
@lovinangelsinstead21 It's sad when they spend so much time, with anxiety.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
Whatever makes him feel better is worth a try. Poor Kobe.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
As a five week out puppy, he was afraid of 'men' and 'gloves.' Someone wearing gloves, must have hurt him as a baby
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
10 Jul
@kobesbuddy That is so sad. I was going to say he has had trauma somewhere.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
@CarolDM Yes, he's so afraid of men! Women aren't a threat.
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@marguicha (122143)
• Chile
10 Jul
It seems that Kobe would need a vest like that to make friends with Luna. Luna has a diva complex and she only minds Leticia. I thought that she would have problems when we had a thunder and wind storm but she did not mind. She doesn´t like earthquakes though. I can understand that.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
Over the 4th of July, Kobe didn't act any different, with all the explosions and fireworks going off!
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
@marguicha I'll bet the brain cancer affected Tomas' hearing! It probably frightened him, because it was far louder, than others could hear it:(
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@marguicha (122143)
• Chile
11 Jul
@kobesbuddy Maybe that was it. Cancers are impossible to detect at the right moment most of the time
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@Courtlynn (61691)
• United States
12 Jul
I hope it works
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jul
He's so filled with anxiety, just like me! lol
@NJChicaa (61045)
• United States
10 Jul
I had one for my old man cat to use during thunderstorms and fireworks. I don't know how much it helped him (he was still scared) but it certainly didn't hurt.
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@kobesbuddy (75868)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
And if this doesn't work for Kobe, at least I'll give it a try! Thanks, Jill:)
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