I¹m excited that there¹s now a pet health community on this site. And I¹m just as excited to share an article about a product for dogs that helps calm them during thunderstorms. When I read what the fabric cape, known as the "Storm Defender" claimed to do, I was skeptical. But, according to the article, it actually can work for some dogs.
The red cape that can be tied loosely around a dog¹s neck is lined with metallic fabric. The makers of the Storm Defender claim that the cape disperses the static electricity that builds up before a storm, helping calm a dog without the use of drugs. Click on this link: http://doesitwork.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/09/11/1380387.aspx to read the article.
Now, if only there were doggie earplugs to help my cocker spaniel, who is very afraid of fireworks. Any suggestions you can share would be greatly appreciated!