If your dog is nervous or has severe separation anxiety, there are other solutions than anti-anxiety drugs. The answer may be as simple as a dog coat that is known as an anxiety wrap. The anxiety wrap is like a tight-fitting dog coat. It puts a slight pressure across the dog's body. The idea behind it is that it stimulates the skin, which aids in the transmission of messages to the brain and can give the dog a clearer awareness and focus. This specialized dog coat can be used as a training aid, or to help a dog through anxiety-causing events, like a thunderstorm. The specialized dog coat is available in black only, and can be found in sizes for small, medium and large dogs. It costs $60-$70 online, depending on the size.
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