GREENSBORO, NC -- You might a thunderstorm is just a good excuse to take a nap.
But your dog, may think it's the best time to hide under the bed, in your closet, or in Kaya's case---in the shower!
Check out the phone video Kaya's owner took of her the last time there were loud noises to be scared of.
So many canines are caught in this loud noise fright that a company designed a "shirt" to comfort them. The Thundershirt claims to put gentle pressure on the dog, swaddling it, so the dog is comforted and calmed.
All Pets Considered in Greensboro allowed three pet owners to try the shirts for this 2Test.
Rocket Gibson and Kaya are normally calm dogs, but these tailwaggers have something in common when they hear fireworks. Their owners say they get anxious, try to hide even shiver.
Could the Thundershirt be the solution? The product claims to have an amazing calming effect for most dogs. Getting the dog into it causes a little anxiety. But once it's on, Kaya seems fine.
The shirt applies constant gentle pressure, a swaddling effect. Rocket's mom is hopeful. This pair lives right next to a ballpark and fireworks are a weekly fright.
"He is a very important part of my life and to see him in any kind of pain or upset, it just breaks my heart," Rocket's mom said.
The other dogs get fitted too. The pups go home, and we wait for the July 4th fireworks to start. Each pet owner used their phone to capture their canine's reaction, since our cameras can be a distraction:
Gibson is hanging out in the living room. No running, no hiding.
Kaya...is out in the open too. No shaking behind the shower curtain.
And Rocket seems to be just fine.
You can find the Thundershirt for about $40. And the makers guarantee your satisfaction. If it doesn't work, you have 45 days to get a full refund.