Thundershirt for Cats

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  • Applies soft, gentle pressure to relieve anxiety
  • Has a remarkable calming effect on most cats
  • Soft, breathable, washable fabric
  • Safe, effective, and drug free
  • Easy to use
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Thundershirts wrap around your cat to provide a gentle hugging feeling to calm them down. With their patented design, the constant pressure that the shirt creates has a dramatic effect for most cats when they are overexcited, scared, or anxious. According to ThunderWorks, in a survey completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs and cats showed significant improment in their symptom when using the Thundershirt.

So how does it work? Experts believe that the pressure that the Thundershirt creates has a calming effect on the nervous system, possibly by releasing endorphins (a calming hormone). This is why using pressure to relieve anxiety in people and in animals has been a common practice for many years. Examples include parents swaddling infants, veterinarians using squeeze chutes when vaccinating cattle, and thousands of people with autism using pressure to relieve persistent anxiety.

Use Thundershirt for:

Fear of thunder, separation anxiety, reactivity, barking problems, car or travel anxiety, general fearfulness, any excitability, leash pulling, any noise anxiety, crate anxiety, and more.

Size Guide

Size Chest Girth Weight
Small 22.8 - 33.0 cm | 9 - 13 in < 4.1 kg | 9 lbs
Medium 33.0 - 43.2 cm | 13 - 17 in 4.1 - 5.9 kg | 9 - 13 lbs
Large 43.2 - 60.9 cm | 17 - 24 in > 5.9 kg | 13 lbs

Chest size is the best measurement for selecting the right size.

How to Measure Your Cat

  1. Neck: Measure the circumference of the base or widest part of the neck, leaving enough space to fit two fingers comfortably.
  1. Chest Girth: Measure the circumference of the widest part of the chest behind the front legs.
  1. Length: Measure the length of your cats' back from the widest part of the neck to the base of the tail.

Instructions for Use

Cat Thundershirt Instructions

Step One: Place the ThunderShirt on your cat's back with the logo facing up. Lightly wrap the neck straps around the front of your cat abd secure with fasteners. You should be able to easily slide two fingers inside neck straps.

Step Two: Wrap the long flap under the torso and secure with fasteners onto the short flap. Make a comfortable, but snug, fit.

Step Three: Wrap the top flap down onto the long flap and secure with fasteners. Adjust to improve the snug fit and keep shirt securely in place.

TIP: Before putting the Thundershirt on your cat for the first time, we recommend offering a small amount of food to your cat using the shirt as a “plate”. Cats typically become more comfortable and trusting of something that “brings” them food or anything that they associate with food. So this is an easy little trick to quickly create a positive association with ThunderShirt for your cat.

The Freezing Effect

When you first put the Thundershirt on your cat, you may experience some goofy behaviour. Some cats will act as if they are immobile, and they may even fall over. This is normal. This is not causing your cat any discomfort. Cat's are very sensitive to touch and sometimes need some time to adjust.