If your dog suffers from anxiety over thunderstorms or fireworks, the chances are it was a long weekend for you. As much as I enjoy watching fireworks, Bentley hates them. He will take his potty breaks before the explosions start and that’s it. The same goes for thunderstorms. He hears thunder when it is thirty minutes away. I know this for a fact because he wakes me up with frantic pawing on our bed. We go sit in the living room and in thirty minutes…Ka-BOOM! That is when he goes to make sure his dad is awake too. Pierre joins us but goes back to sleep totally unfazed by the apocalypse happening above us. If you ask Bentley, he will tell you that we are always lucky to be alive afterward.
Our 4th of July weekend included fireworks and thunderstorms. It was the perfect opportunity to test our newest weapon in the battle of the nervous Basset. The Anxiety Wrap® activates key pressure points where dogs experience stress. These include the neck, chest, shoulders, midsection, and their hindquarters. This wrap has a patented design that relieves your pet’s stress with acupressure over their entire body.
It was a relief to find a wrap that’s lightweight, breathable and made from a stretchy material. Living in the south, most wraps are too hot for Bentley. We put The Anxiety Wrap on him and he wasn’t constricted or hot. When this calming wrap came on the market back in 2001, it was the first of its kind. They actually invented the category of pressure wraps! You can select from seven size options. The Velcro fasteners on the garment and wide stretchy bands on the patented leg straps make your wrap adjustable for a perfect fit.
Tufts University tested The Anxiety Wrap and scored it 89% effective in a clinical study. The main test for me is whether it would help Bentley. I am overjoyed to report that it was 100% effective. As soon as he let us know the storms were coming, I put the wrap on him. We noticed that he was more relaxed with no panting or pacing. The rain left, but the pyrotechnics soon started. Our neighborhood really put on a show. He didn’t react to the firecrackers being set off in front of the house. It was a shock when he followed Pierre out in the backyard to use the bathroom while the fireworks were exploding overhead. We sat in the living room watching television and Bentley climbed up on the couch between us and went to SLEEP! It was the first time that has ever happened on a 4th of July and it was wonderful.
The Anxiety Wrap is one of the latest additions to the famed family of The Company of Animals products. The 35-year-old company was founded by pet behaviorist Dr. Roger Mugford. We will also be reviewing their new Quiet Dog that helps control barking. That will be tested by our resident barker, Pierre. I hope it works as well because I am thrilled with The Anxiety Wrap.
*We received The Anxiety Wrap in exchange for an honest review. Barking from the Bayou/mkclinton.com will only share products that we personally use and believe our readers will enjoy. The Company of Animals is not responsible for the content of this post. All opinions are mine.
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