Posts Tagged ‘deep pressure stimulation’

Thundershirt for Cats


You might remember my original blog post on Thundershirt, https://wildninja.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/thundershirt/. Thundershirt has worked very well for my loving and faithful hound. It really takes the edge off of the fear and anxiety caused by fireworks, storms, or neighbors who seem to have no awareness of how their actions affect others. (more…)

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Many of you have read my article on weighted blankets, which is posted on a handful of different websites: https://wildninja.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/weighted-blankets/. In it I discussed the benefits of deep pressure stimulation, a concept pioneered by Dr. Temple Grandin.

A product for dogs called Thundershirt is using the same principle to calm anxious canines. Wrapping a dog in this snug-fitting vest with velcro closures is like holding them close in threatening situations.

http://www.thundershirt.com/ (more…)

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On August 29th, 2010, millions of viewers witnessed the HBO film Temple Grandin win seven Emmy awards. Until then, many people didn’t know who Dr. Temple Grandin is.

Grandin has autism, and is probably the best known advocate for those with this developmental disability. She is also a renowned animal scientist, known for her ability to see the world from an animal’s point of view. I’ve followed her work for years and appreciate that she prompts people to think about life from an animal’s perspective. (more…)

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