My dog CC has a severe fear of thunder that has worsened into a fear of rain. I have tried other products but to date nothing has helped. She shakes and has severe panic attacks that are heartbreaking to witness.
I ordered the Storm Defender as a last resort and I was skeptical. After the first wear she seemed better and now we are at the point where she waits for me to put the vest on her when she starts getting anxious. She can now eat, sleep and play when she has the vest on.
I'm shocked and amazed at how well this product has worked for her. As I type this there is a heavy rain outside and CC is sleeping in her vest instead of pacing and shaking.
Owned by Karen Ferguson
Hello. This is my 12 year old greyhound, Belle. I snapped this picture as a series of thunderstorms rolled through this afternoon.
Before the coat Belle would have been wild with panic, wedged into the back of a closet. Look at her now. She is out in the open and totally free of stress.
Belle was re-homed with us as a "special needs" dog due to severe anxiety problems. We didn't have any success with thunderstorm phobia until we got a StormDefender coat.
The coat did not work as quickly for Belle as most of the testimonials on your web site. Belle had to wear it about 10 times before we started seeing any change in her behavior during storms. Then one day it all clicked into place. Belle does not care about thunder and lightening if she is wearing the coat.
Thanks so Much!!
Owned by Pauline Hartington
Here is Bella in her cape, on the patio on an Orlando, Florida evening and thunder is raging all around - is she worried? Nope!
A godsend invention recommended to me by Dr Terry Marie Curtis DVM. Bella is no longer trying to crawl into my clothes or dig her way under the bed. No more trembling and panting. She wears it outside and chases squirrels when before she would not go out. I've referred several people to your website.
George -- Greyhound*
Owned by Fiona Moore
“Even after only 3 storms it is clear to me that the cape is 100% successful for George. It has totally exceeded my expectations and made life a lot less stressful for both George and I. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Ladybug, Norwich Terrior*
Owned by Katherine L Patton
After my old Norwich Terrier died, my 3-year old Norwich became very afraid of thunder. Over time it escalated, Ladybug became afraid of wind and rain. My vet recommended Dr. Elise Christensen, a behavioral vet specialist. One of the things Dr. Christensen recommended was your Storm Defender Cape. I was willing to try anything.
It really works! I now put the cape on her whenever rain is forecast. Ladybug is no longer afraid of rain or wind. She still has problems with thunder, but figures out how to calm herself.
One day when I was leaving my apartment, I forgot to take the cape off of her. My neighbors in the apartment across the hall asked what she was wearing. An apron? I explained what it was. They told me their very old dog, Diablo, was terrified of thunder. He kept trying to get into the bathtub, but with his old arthritic legs couldn't. I told them they had nothing to lose. They too are amazed. Diablo had developed so much anxiety. Now 5 minutes after they put it on him, he's calm.
Thank you from two families on the 11th floor!
Tanqueray, Chocolate Lab*
Owned by Carol Benoit
I recently purchased a "cape" for my 10 year old chocolate lab. What we went through for the past 10 years was terrible. "Tanqueray" would shake, her teeth would chatter and she was destructive during thunder storms.
I would never put her on medication or try anything until I came upon your "Cape". I tried it the first time and couldn't believe it. It calmed her down to where she laid down as soon as I put it on.
We love it and couldn't be without it now. Thank You
Lacy -- Sheltie*
Owned by Beth Knisely
“It really works. Truly a remarkable invention!!”
Zoe -- Shih-Tzu*
Owned by Vicki Vidussi
“After a couple of uses she was calm and sleeps through many thunderstorms.”