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Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
We recently adopted a Rhodesian Ridgeback from the Iocal shelter. To make a long story short he is terrified of thunder storms to the point of having a seizure. We heard about something called a Thunder Shirt that applies gentle pressure like wrapping a baby in a blanket. It came yesterday and we are now having severe thunderstorms and he is as calm as can be. I just wanted to share this because I'm sure there are others on the forum that have the same problem. 
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,659 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for posting this, I've seen these items advertised but didn't know how well the worked.
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  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Chris, I was skeptical too about this , but talked to our vet as an alternative to drugs and he said he heard a lot of good from those who tried it. I'm just so happy to see him calm instead of being terrified as he has been.
    You can't dispel Ignorance if you retain Arrogance!
  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,402 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We had one for one of our dogs who was afraid of storms. It helped a lot and we used it less and less and now he doesn't need it. 
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  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    It is like being hugged. Most of our rescues were traumatized by a tornado (one injury) and scattered everywhere. When we found them days later they were huddled together in a ditch that we had been putting food in, keeping each other company. I have a couple of the "blankets" but other then getting close to each other and us, they seem to be over it.

    I had to go back and edit some grammar.

  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sleddog46 said:
    We recently adopted a Rhodesian Ridgeback from the Local shelter. To make a long story short he is terrified of thunderstorms to the point of having a seizure. We heard about something called a Thunder Shirt that applies gentle pressure like wrapping a baby in a blanket. It came yesterday and we are now having severe thunderstorms and he is as calm as can be. I just wanted to share this because I'm sure there are others on the forum that have the same problem. 
    A dog for keeping lions and such at bay from other animals while the owner killed the lion.
    Is he a young dog?

    Edited for grammar.

  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 8,558 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I sleep with a weighted blanket, love it even when the weather is hot.
  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A dog for keeping lions and such at bay from other animals while the owner killed the lion.
    Is he a young dog?
    jd, yes they were bred for that but the lion activity in NJ  has been significantly reduced. I'm not talking about a breed , I'm talking about helping pets. Get your head outta your arse.

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  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    Sleddog46 said:
    A dog for keeping lions and such at bay from other animals while the owner killed the lion.
    Is he a young dog?
    jd, yes they were bred for that but the lion activity in NJ  has been significantly reduced. I'm not talking about a breed , I'm talking about helping pets. Get your head outta your arse.

    I asked if he was a young dog you idiot because they can be dangerous. And do not tell me about rescuing animals you twit, we have had over a hundred success stories. Where did you get such arrogance from one dog rescue? I was trying to help because I know something about it maroon. And when you complain to the mods make sure they read your post. Otherwise you can kma. You do know that a dog breed for something does not lose the instinct because he is in The Socialist State of New Jersey? You do know that some breeds are against the law for that same reason? Evidently not.

  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank You very much jd, you don't know a thing about what we've done with rescues over the years. Wildlife, birds, dogs, cats so if you want to go to to toe feel free. I won't stoop to that.
    You can't dispel Ignorance if you retain Arrogance!
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    Your already stooped as far as you can, Telling me to take my head out of my ass when I asked a legitimate question when only trying to help..You should have prefaced your post with "I am an expert". Me, I am not. I learn about rescues every day.
    Why don't you show me how intelligent you are and answer my questions.
    Or are you just jumping on a bandwagon?

  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No, don't bother, you are not worth the effort.

  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you this was never about anything other than helping pets. Just to answer your question my boy is 4 1/2 years old and is the sweetest most intelligent dog I've ever had.
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,659 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow, JD, you continue to antagonize
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    Yakster said:
    Wow, JD, you continue to antagonize
    I try to help. He tells me to get my head out of my ass. Just who antagonized who. Or are you trying to antagonize?

    Edited for content.

  • Captain_CallCaptain_Call Cambridge NebraskaPosts: 1,553 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    Wow, JD, you continue to antagonize
    And inject politics into non political threads
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,171 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Some days we're all just a bunch of crabby oldfarts.  ;)
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,171 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OK, I've thought about this, and smoked on it, and I've come to a decision.  My decision is that these two need a lesson in how brothers should treat one another.

    @jd50ae, @Sleddog46, I suggest you go outside and kiss your mailboxes goodbye. 

    You've called down the thunder.

    Cigarmaggedon is upon you.

     >:) 
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,371 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Some days we're all just a bunch of crabby oldfarts.  ;)
    Uh, in this context, please use the correct grammar - old farts - not oldfarts. Thank ya kindly, kindly.....  👴🏻
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,551 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think it's just 'cuz there's a hot new cigar chick shining around these parts and the men want to puff out their chests a little.  Hahaha... kidding, lads.
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