Tips on Buying  Dog anxiety Vest! to keep calm

Tips on Buying  Dog anxiety Vest

Anxiety in dogs is a normal occurrence. It can be caused by external stimuli such as loud noises, thunderstorm, lightning, meeting strangers, separation from a familiar owner and even heavy rainfall. Signs to look out for to know whether your dog is suffering from anxiety include;

  • Trembling
  • Hiding
  • Running away
  • Incessant barking
  • Panting and whining
  • Pacing
  • Restlessness

Dog anxiety Vest

Ignoring your dog’s anxiety is not a good thing to do because it could result in more serious health issues. Handling it is not an easy thing but a very effective way to curb it is through getting them a  Dog anxiety vest. Anxiety vests work in almost the same way hugging a distraught person or swaddling a child works. Anxiety vests apply pressure on the dog’s chest, and that provides a calming effect on the dog. So if you’re thinking of buying an dog anxiety vest for your dog here are some tips to guide you;

  • Choose the size that fit the dog’s measurements; this is a very important thing to note when buying anxiety vests. The effectiveness of an dog anxiety vest lies in the pressure it applies to the dog. To provide maximum comfort and relief to your dog, ensure you take accurate measurements and buy an anxiety vest that fits.


  • Fabric; The material used in manufacturing anxiety vests are vital to the effect the vest would have on the anxious dog. Some of the materials used to make anxiety vests are nylon, cotton, and polyester. When buying anxiety vests, look at the thickness of the fabric. A very thick fabric might have a suffocating effect on the dog by being too hot. Certain anxiety vests are made with breathable fabric that is more convenient for the dog. Cotton is a breathable material while nylon is durable.

Check our: Top Dog Training Secrets, Owners Must have!

  • Buckles; when buying an anxiety vest, note the kind of buckles it has. Vests with buckles that are easy to tighten and open are most convenient to use. Anxious dogs are mostly irritable and using a vest that would be hard to wear and might cause more tension than relief for the dog. Also, make sure the vest would not be too easily torn off when it’s caught on something. Get a secure vest that would speed up the smoothening of the dog.

 

  • Adjustable Vests; Certain anxiety dog vests come with adjustable settings that enable you to adjust the vest to make the dog comfortable. When buying anxiety vests, these types of vests should be highly considered. When dogs are anxious, and vests are put on them, the pressure can be reduced as they calm down to give them more comfort, this is why the anxiety vests with adjustable straps are essential.

 

Dog anxiety Vest

Conclusion

Taking care of a dog that suffers from anxiety can be quite a scary thing sometimes. However, dog anxiety vests have been proven to be very effective at calming dogs. Following the above tips when buying anxiety dog vests would get you the best product available.

12 Replies to “Tips on Buying  Dog anxiety Vest! to keep calm”

  1. Tyler Moss

    This post really saved me. My dog has been acting out really bad here lately and I’m just trying to find him some peace. I’m going to invest in one of these. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes keep your hands crossed.

    Reply
    1. Mercy Post author

      Hi Tyler
      Its very encouraging When i see people getting help courtesy my posts,Kindly Feel free to come back and share with us on how your dog is behaving after getting him a Dog anxiety Vest!
      Thank you
      Take care Mercy!

      Reply
  2. Rick

    This is great. I have two large dogs and they really get anxious when we go to a dog park and one of them get’s worked up when someone comes over to the house. Thank you for the advice and information.

    Reply
    1. Mercy Post author

      Hi Rick,
      Thank you am happy to hear you are taking care of two large dogs!please go ahead and get them a Dog anxiety Vests,Hope the will calm down!
      Take care Mercy!

      Reply
  3. Simon

    Hey Mercy, thanks for your description regarding dogs anxiety vests. I’ve seen plenty of dogs wearing these vests but was oblivious in understanding their importance. To be honest I thought dog owners were trying to keep their dogs fashionably warm, there’s my ignorance.
    We used to have the most friendly sheltie dog when I was a kid but when the Council came to empty the bins she would go into a trembling panic which was quite worrying. These vests would have been the perfect solution to apply pressure on her chest and calm her down.
    Thank you for explaining,
    Simon.

    Reply
    1. Mercy Post author

      Hi Simon,
      Yes from your description she was suffering from anxiety and yes she needed a Dog anxiety vest, Now you know next time you spot this kind of behavior at least you have an answer!
      Thank you
      Take care Mercy

      Reply
  4. Jasmere

    Wow. I’m going to be honest here and say that I didn’t realize that dogs even got anxiety, let alone needing help with it. That’s really interesting. I don’t have a dog now, but I’ll definitely keep in mind that that’s something to look for. Do you know what triggers it?

    Reply
    1. Mercy Post author

      HI Jasmere
      You are not alone, Many people including some dog owners, don’t know about it and they tend to confuse it with other common dog issues eg anger. Dog anxiety can be triggered by many reasons including loneliness, diseases, past abuse the list can continue but this the most common.This is when you know the need for Dog anxiety vest!
      Thank you
      Take care Mercy

      Reply
  5. Philip

    Hi Mercy,

    I could of done with this article about six years ago! My sister had a Pitbull (of all dogs to have) and he was a real whinger and pacer. He was very skitty and go straight away from anyone he hadn’t seen in a long time and naturally strangers as well.

    Poor thing, I didn’t realise it was anxiety.

    So, you recommend the nylon one for breathablility? Out of the nylon and cotton which would you buy for your own dog?

    So, I have an odd question. They have these vests for dogs, however, I suffered anxiety for years and I really could of done with something like this myself lol why haven’t they used this for humans?

    Seems silly to ask but why not is what I say.

    Regards,

    Philip.

    Reply
    1. Mercy Post author

      Hi Philip,
      Many people get angry with their dogs not knowing exactly what happening.Actually thats why i thought about this particular article on
      dog anxiety vest.On to your question Cotton is better since its breathable and comfortable which makes sense, but again nylon is more durable.Oh and by the way, they got Anxiety vest for human too Lol…

      Thank you
      Take care Mercy!

      Reply
  6. sarah

    OMG, such a great article. I wasnt aware about this anxiety vest, many of my friends have dogs and I am going to share this with them for sure. Really great information. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
    1. Mercy Post author

      Hi Sarah
      Thank you for your comment! kindly share the article on tips on Dog anxiety vest with your friends also!We will keep doing it!!
      Take care Mercy!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *