Many dog parents don’t realize their dogs will be terrified of a thunderstorm, fireworks, or other loud noise until it happens. Unfortunately, running to the store for a Thundershirt or other type of anxiety wrap isn’t always an option.
In a pinch, you can make your own dog anti-anxiety wrap using a long bandage. If a long bandage isn’t available, an old stretchy t-shirt cut into strips can work, too.
Because extreme fear and anxiety can lead to serious health complications including heart attack, stroke, and seizures, if your dog is exhibiting signs including panic, increased heart rate, panting excessively, crying, and is inconsolable, it’s important to try to calm him as quickly as possible.
The video below demonstrates how to use a long bandage to create an effective temporary anxiety wrap at home.