Effects of an Extended-Use ThunderShirt Pressure-Wrap Protocol on Chronic Stress in Shelter Dogs.

Epstein, Jody.


  • There is growing interest in studying shelter dog welfare, specifically how to the stress of the shelter environment. Human interaction, food enrichment toys, and synthetic dog appeasing pheromones have all been found to reduce some stress-related behaviors and cortisol in shelter-housed dogs. Several studies have found pressure wraps reduce stress-related behaviors and some physiological signs of... read more
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