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After the storm this past Monday, I bit the bullet and bought one. I thought I would let Roxxy model it for you. Haven't had to use it yet, but I know the time is coming. It's very light weight and she really doesn't mind it, once I get it on her.

Doesn't she look stunning!


When I first put it on she doesn't like the tie in the front but then she just laid down.


This is the underside that goes against her body


This is the top. It ties in the front and then you bring the other ties around the chest area and tie on top.
 

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Have you tried Melatonin? From what i understand 2mg about 1/2 an hour before a storm (or fireworks) really helps. I know that's what my mom would do for her Rottwieler female that was terrified of T-storms and it seemed to work, the dog would still be scared, but would lay behind her chair and be calm at least,
 

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I have tried EVERYTHING. Nothing works except doggie downers, so I thought I would give this a shot. If it fails, I will continue with the downers, which I hate to do all the time but her terror is all encompassing. And I do mean terror.
 

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Poor thing. I hope it works for you. She does look quite brave and super-heroine-ish in her Storm Defender, though! Wonder Woman, move aside!
 

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It is thought that animals can feel the static electricity/barometric changes when a storm approaches. It's supposed to help reduce the static on the dog. I have it on her now because it looks like it's going to storm. Plus I want to get her used to it. She seems to be doing ok with it on so hopefully it will help. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because we are starting our hurricane season and nearly every storm produces thunder.

Thanks for the good wishes. And I never thought about it but I think I call it it her Wonder Woman cape...because if she overcomes the fear she will be a heroine! :D
 

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It is thought that animals can feel the static electricity/barometric changes when a storm approaches. It's supposed to help reduce the static on the dog. I have it on her now because it looks like it's going to storm. Plus I want to get her used to it. She seems to be doing ok with it on so hopefully it will help. I'm keeping my fingers crossed because we are starting our hurricane season and nearly every storm produces thunder.

Thanks for the good wishes. And I never thought about it but I think I call it it her Wonder Woman cape...because if she overcomes the fear she will be a heroine! :D
Cool!! I sure hope it works for her--It'll be interesting to see how she does--I'll be waiting for an update :)
 

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I forgot to mention that if you haven't tried an Anxiety Wrap and MarkOut Wrap yet, you might try them before resorting to doggie downers again. They also have CDs of thunderstorms for dogs to help desensitize them to the sound. Perhaps a combination of all of these things, as well as the nifty superhero cape, will do the trick! :)
 

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I forgot to mention that if you haven't tried an Anxiety Wrap and MarkOut Wrap yet, you might try them before resorting to doggie downers again. They also have CDs of thunderstorms for dogs to help desensitize them to the sound. Perhaps a combination of all of these things, as well as the nifty superhero cape, will do the trick! :)
The anxiety wrap is very similar to the storm defender. I had it on her most of the afternoon to get her used to it and she did very well. It didn't bother her at all. And I HATE giving her the DD's. But there are times I'm afraid she will give herself a heart attack with her shaking and panting! I will look into the CD because Butch is starting to get antsy when it thunders...picking it up from her I think...I'm willing try just about anything at this point. :eek:

Thanks again for the tips and well wishes...I'm gonna need them!
 

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Cool! Tell me how it works. I have been waiting for someone else to buy one before me. Roxxy is so cute! I think all five of my dogs need one, oh brother.:p

The anxiety wrap is very similar to the storm defender. I had it on her most of the afternoon to get her used to it and she did very well. It didn't bother her at all. And I HATE giving her the DD's. But there are times I'm afraid she will give herself a heart attack with her shaking and panting! I will look into the CD because Butch is starting to get antsy when it thunders...picking it up from her I think...I'm willing try just about anything at this point. :eek:

Thanks again for the tips and well wishes...I'm gonna need them!
If you want to try it on her go to this link.... it is a youtube video my aunt tried on her dog Maggie to see if a little thing that even may have been the storm defender worked. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugK4AsMEVsg&feature=related

The anxiety wrap is very similar to the storm defender. I had it on her most of the afternoon to get her used to it and she did very well. It didn't bother her at all. And I HATE giving her the DD's. But there are times I'm afraid she will give herself a heart attack with her shaking and panting! I will look into the CD because Butch is starting to get antsy when it thunders...picking it up from her I think...I'm willing try just about anything at this point. :eek:

Thanks again for the tips and well wishes...I'm gonna need them!
If you want to try it on her go to this link.... it is a youtube video my aunt tried on her dog Maggie to see if a little thing that even may have been the storm defender worked. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugK4AsMEVsg&feature=related
 
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