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Thundershirt for Cats

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Offer your cat an amazingly effective, non-intrusive solution for anxiety that has already worked on thousands of dogs: Thundershirt for Cats!

How It Works

With its patent-pending design, the new Thundershirt for Cats applies gentle, constant pressure to their torso. This pressure has a dramatic calming effect for cats if they are anxious or fearful. Thundershirt has already helped thousands of dogs around the world, and is recommended by veterinarians and dog trainers alike. And the results for cats is just as impressive. Cat owners and veterinarians are amazed by the positive impact a Thundershirt can have with cats.

Thundershirt’s gentle pressure works to calm your cats, because anxiety experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and may release calming hormones like endorphins or oxytocins. Using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practicefor years. For example:

  • Parents use swaddling to calm an inconsolable newborninfant.
  • People with autism use pressure to relieve their persistentanxiety.
  • Children with certain behavioral problems use pressureshirts and weighted vests to relax and focus.
  • TTouch animal trainers use pressure to address a widevariety of anxieties.
  • Veterinarians use pressure to relax cattle when they areadministering vaccinations.

Until now, there just hasn’t been a well-designed, inexpensive solution commonly used for cat anxiety. Thundershirt for Cats is changing that!

Thundershirt for Cats is:

  • Drug Free
  • Easy to Use
  • Recommended by Vets and Trainers

Among the Thundershirt's many uses:

  • Vet Visits
  • Car Travel
  • Grooming
  • General Fearfulness
  • Litter Box "Problems"
  • Much More

The "Freeze & Flop"

When first wearing a Thundershirt, some cats will behave as if they are immobilized and may even "fall over". Don’t worry! The Thundershirt is not causing discomfort; they just need time to adjust to the new sensations. Cats are amazingly sensitive to touch and sometimes require a little more adjustment time in the beginning. But this also means that many are even more responsive than dogs to the gentle, calming pressure of a Thundershirt! Please repeat the initial conditioning (see the "Instructions" tab for more details) to address this issue.

Thundershirt for Cats is available in Heather Gray color in three sizes:

  • Small: For cats with chest sizes of 9" up to 13" and weighing less than 9 lbs.
  • Medium: For cats with chest sizes of 13" up to 17" and weighing from 9 to 13 lbs.
  • Large: For cats with chest sizes of 17" up to 24" and weighing 13 lbs.+

Thundeshirt's return policy allows for you to open the product and test it out on your pet for up to 30 days. If you're not satisfied, return the Thundershirt in its original condition within the 30 day limit.

Country of Origin: China

Manufacturer: Thunder Shirt

Suggested Use

After receiving your Thundershirt for Cats,we recommend following these simple steps:

  1. Perform the “Initial Fitting and Conditioning” as described below.
  2. When an anxiety trigger is likely or already present (e.g.new pet in the house), slip the Thundershirt onto your cat and observe the results. Many cats need no further treatment for many issues. Are you satisfied with the improvement you see? If not, please proceed to Step 3.
  3. (Not Required In Many Cases): If your cat's anxiety still needs additional treatment, we recommend integrating Thundershirt into a training program. Go to Thundershirt's FAQ for more information.

Initial Fitting & Conditioning

Thundershirt is designed to be very easy to put on and takeoff… no need for pulling anything over your cat's head or threading your cat's legs through leg holes. After you first receive your Thundershirt, we recommend the following steps while your cat is NOT in a stressful situation:

  1. Before putting Thundershirt on your cat for the first time,offer a small food treat to your cat using the folded Thundershirt as a "plate". Like dogs, some cats become more comfortable and trusting of something that "brings" them food or anything that they associate with food.After offering the food treat, try laying the Thundershirt gently over your cat's back WITHOUT attaching the straps. Allow the cat to remain still or to move away, even if the Thundershirt falls off.
  2. Next, simply follow the "Fitting Instructions" below. With the first fitting, leave Thundershirt on for 5-10 minutes.Encourage your cat to move around by engaging in play. A favorite toy or a laser pointer can be very helpful. If your cat appears to be uncomfortable or does the "Freeze & Flop" (see the "Description" tab for more details), please repeat this step 3 to 4 times for 10 to 15 minutes each time.

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The reviews below are presented for informational purposes only and are not intended as an endorsement of any product. The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local veterinarian. Instead, these testimonials offer the reader information and opinions written by pet owners and/or veterinarians concerning animal health and products that they have used.


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Thundershirts are wonderful!

By jan

from Courtenay, North Dakota

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

Verified Buyer


  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Effective
  • Improves Behavior


    Best Uses

    • Cats

    Comments about Thunder Shirt Thundershirt for Cats:

    Our one ct has been very anxious for the past year and a half. We have tried everything from pills, to sprays to baths, etc. He kept licking all over until he had sores and no hair left on his stomach area. The thunder shirt has allowed the hair to grow back and he seems more content. I really seems to be working.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Save your money, buy a dog t-shirt.

    By Victoria

    from Cincinnati, OH

    Comments about Thunder Shirt Thundershirt for Cats:

    A small dog T-shirt will have the same effect for a cat, but won't cost you $40. We have also successfully used a baby hoodie to help with anxiety during thunderstorms.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Amazing Thunder Shirt

    By Donna the cat lover

    from Northern, NJ

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner


    • Comfortable For Pet
    • Easy To Clean
    • Long Lasting


    • Not enough colors

    Best Uses

    • Small Pets

    Comments about Thunder Shirt Thundershirt for Cats:

    My 1 y/o cat has been wearing the thunder shirt for 2 months now and he loves it. He is very active and bothers the older f/m cat. As soon as we put it on, he calms down and does not bother her. He will wear it over night and some times during the day. It is comfortable and he can move about normally. It has been the answer to our behavior problem. Would definitely recommend it.

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


    Did not Work

    By ScaredyCat

    from Philly, PA

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Thunder Shirt Thundershirt for Cats:

    I really wanted this to work. I have a Persian and she is a scaredy cat. I followed the instructions. But everytime I tried to apply this shirt to the cat, she was so afraid of it, it was awful. Now she uses it as a pillow.

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    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


    Brilliant--excellent for travel

    By Catapult

    from San Francisco, CA

    Verified Reviewer


    • Innovative
    • It works
    • Protection from cold


    • Too warm in summer

    Best Uses

    • Air travel
    • Loud Noises
    • Pilling Your Cat
    • Travel
    • Vet Visit

    Comments about Thunder Shirt Thundershirt for Cats:

    I was so happy to find this. I was looking to fly with my cats and wanted to find something that would support them from the chaos and stress. I cancelled my plans, but I tried it on both cats at home who got very mellow when they could have found it irritating. I believe it would be great for trips to the vet as well. (I saw a video of a very mellow cat at the vet).

    After trial and error I found the medium was the best size, albeit a bit big on my smaller cat requiring me to put it on as tight as I could to prevent her front paw from going in the neck and her walking out of it. On my bigger male it was the closest right size but it fit very snug under the elbows. I would check it during the trip to make sure it wasn't binding.

    I think it would help cats during cooler air travel as it would act as a coat. But it could overheat them in summer.

    Overall, I'm very impressed with how they mellowed out with the Thundershirts. Give them 30 min. a day to get used to it. Flopping over is normal. Now where can I get one for me? ;-)

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