Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYDOG...

 It's New Year's Eve... We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy New Year. While tonight will most likely be a fun-filled night for us humans, just take a minute to remember that fireworks and loud parties may not be that much fun for your furry friends.

 Please ensure that they are safe tonight by putting them in the thundershirts a couple of hours before the fireworks start.

 Ideally take them for a long walk and ensure that they have had their meals early. We highly recommend that you bring your furry companions indoors and keep them in a safe and quiet room. Turn on some music or the TV to drown out the sounds of the fireworks.

 If you are unable to bring them indoors, ensure that they are securely leashed or crated. While there are many people that are anti-leashing or crating/caging, please note that during festivities, this is the best option to ensure that your pets are safe. There have been too many cases of pets going missing because they escaped from their homes due to the fireworks.


Additionally, please make sure that your pets have their collars and id tags on.

Happy New Year Everdog! Have a great year ahead and stay safe!!! 

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Cesar Milan's Tips on Dealing with Fireworks

Saturday, December 7, 2013

IS YOUR DOG TAGGED?

IN RECENT TIMES, there has been an alarming rate of posts on Facebook, Petfinder, Twitter etc about pet dogs that have gone missing or been found by concerned citizens.

Those that are more fortunate and internet savvy may be re-united. But a large number of animals are un-claimed because the owners do not know how to look for them, and the rescuers have no way of contacting the owners.

So I thought I would just highlight the importance of having dog-tags for your poochies. Make sure your dog has a collar with an ID tag and/or your local council license. This can help reunite your dog and you should your dog accidentally escape and is unable to find his way home.

The most important piece of information to include on the pet-id tag is your phone number. So where can you get these id tags? We got ours from Furrenz.com. There are quite a few styles available for a reasonable price. Service is efficient and delivery, prompt.

For more unique id tags, check out Furkids Forever. The tags sold here are one of a kind...

But at the end of the day, please make sure that you take extra care when opening gates especially if you have auto-gates to ensure that your beloved pets do not accidentally run out. Also check your fences periodically to ensure that there are no holes etc from which your pet can squeeze out. And also please be careful when walking your pets. Ensure that your harnesses and collars and leashes are secure.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

THUNDERLEASH!!! COMING SOON!!!

ThunderLeash is the simpler “no pull” solution. The innovative hardware turns a leash into a “no pull” harness instantly. The safe pressure greatly reduces pulling with no need for a harness. Professional dog trainer recommended.

Standard Leash Configuration

ThunderLeash will help make walking your dog a hassle free, positive experience for both you and your dog. Dog harnesses can be great tools for many dogs, but not everyone wants to make the effort to get one onto their dog or to have extra stuff to carry around. ThunderLeash is the perfect combination of simplicity and functionality. 

Thunderleashed! No pull harness configuration

For those times you just need a standard leash for a quick walk or for times when your dog is well behaved, simply connect the ThunderLeash to your dog’s collar just like any other leash. 


But for times when pulling might be a problem, simply wrap ThunderLeash around your dog’s torso and slide it into the harness slot. Now whenever your dog pulls a mild pressure is applied to his torso and the pulling will quickly cease. With the ThunderLeash you will finally be able to walk your dog, instead of being walked by your dog.



Benefits of the thunderLeash:

No Need For a Separate Harness:
ThunderLeash functions as a standard leash, and when you need it as a harness too!

Very Easy to Put On:
Unlike standard harnesses, ThunderLeash is quick and easy to put on.

Easiest “No Pull” Solution:
ThunderLeash’s gentle pressure stops unwanted pulling with most dogs nearly instantly.

Great Training Tool:
When puppies are learning proper leash behavior around new dogs and new people



Watch this space! The Thunderleash will be in Malaysia soon!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

THUNDERDOGS WILL BE AT ANIHELP 2013



Thunderdogs Malaysia will be at AniHELP 2013 organised by HELP University next week.
Date: 27 March 2013
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: HELP University, Main Block - Lower Foyer


If you have been wanting to get a Thundershirt for your dog but have been uncertain or have questions, do come by and talk to us! We will give you all the information that you need on how to use the Thundershirt to help your dog overcome its anxieties!


If you would like to get a Thundershirt at AniHELP, please measure your dog or cat to make sure that you get the correct size. Check out our sizing guide to select the right size for your dog or cat...

 Yes, we will be bringing a limited quantity of Thundershirt for cats to the event too!


But more importantly, come and support this fabulous event organised by the HELP University Students to raise awareness on animal welfare with a focus on rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing dogs and cats; hence 'Rescue, Rehab, Rehome'.

This event is organized by the HELP Matriculation Centre Public Relations of HELP University in collaboration with Independent Pet Rescuers Malaysia (http://rescue2rehome.blogspot.com/) and Pet Positive (http://petpositive.blogspot.com/).

Firstly, there will be many kittens and puppies available for adoption throughout the day.

There will be exciting activities going on during the event, such as 'K-nine's and Catwalks', a dog fashion show with great prizes to be won. 
 
Representatives from Independent Pet Rescuers will also be giving a talk on Rehabilitation ,while representatives from Petpositive will be giving a talk on Facilitating the Disabled.
  
 
And, there will be a special appearance by the one and only Douglas Lim!!! So don't miss this opportunity to catch Douglas Lim perform at AniHELP 2013!!!


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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

THUNDERSHIRT FOR CATS ARE HERE!!!


We have good news! Our shipment of Thundershirt for cats have finally arrived!!!


The Thundershirt for cats will be sold at an Introductory price of RM135 (normal price RM150) including delivery within P. Malaysia and RM145 (normal price RM160) including delivery to E. Malaysia. This price is valid until 30 April 2013. Please quote 2013CATINRO for your discounted introductory price. For overseas delivery, please email us for the shipping price. 


We have a very limited supply at the moment, so please place your order today to avoid disappointment. However, should the size you require be out of stock, we will still honour the introductory price if your order is placed by 30 April 2013.

  
What size is right for my cat?

Size Chest Size Weight
Small 9”  up to 13” < 9lbs.
Medium  13” up to 17”     9-13 lbs.
Large 17” up to 24”  > 13 lbs.

Measure “Chest Size” as illustrated by red arrow below
sizing chart

Thundershirt comes in three different sizes… Small, Medium and Large. See the table to find the right size for your cat. Like people, cats come in many different shapes and sizes, so if your cat has unusual proportions, you may need to go up or down a size versus the “standard” measurements. But the Thundershirt is designed to be very adjustable to accommodate different cat shapes and still be easy to put on.


To order your Thundershirt for your cat, please send an email to natasha@thunderdogsmalaysia.com with the following information:

Your Name:
Address:
Phone No:

Cat Breed:
Chest Measurement:
Size Required:

Payment information will be sent to you, and your Thundershirt will be put in the post within 3 working days of receipt of payment. You should receive your Thundershirt within 5 working days of making payment.

Please ensure that there will be someone to collect the Thundershirt at the address provided as your Thundershirt will be sent via PosLaju.

Monday, March 4, 2013

HOW DOES THE THUNDERSHIRT WORK?

 
Did you know that the Thundershirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat?

With its patented design, Thundershirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand customers, over 80% of dogs and cats show significant improvement in symptoms when using Thundershirt.

The Thundershirt is already helping hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats around the world and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and trainers.So why don't you try a Thundershirt for your dog or cat today?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

THUNDERSHIRT FOR CATS - FAQs

 

 Why does Thundershirt work?


With its patent-pending design, the new Thundershirt for Cats applies gentle, constant pressure to the torso and this pressure has a dramatic calming effect for cats if they are anxious or fearful. Thundershirt has already helped many tens of thousands of dogs around the world, and is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and dog trainers. And the early results for cats look just as impressive. Cat owners and veterinarians are amazed by the positive impact a Thundershirt can have with cats.

As for WHY Thundershirt’s gentle pressure works to calm a dogs and cats, anxiety experts believe that pressure has a calming effect on the nervous system and may release calming hormones like endorphins or ocytocins. Using pressure to relieve anxiety has been a common practice for years. For example:
  • Parents use swaddling to calm an inconsolable newborn infant.
  • People with autism use pressure to relieve their persistent anxiety.
  • Children with certain behavioral problems use pressure shirts and weighted vests to relax and focus.
  • TTouch animal trainers use pressure to address a wide variety of anxieties.
  • Veterinarians use pressure to relax cattle when they are administering vaccinations.
Until Thundershirt, there just hasn’t been a well-designed, inexpensive solution commonly used for cat anxiety.

Why doesn’t my vet know about this remedy for anxiety and fear issues?


Good question! The use of pressure to relieve feline anxiety is a relatively new concept and not well known in general. But we are working hard to change that! If you would like us to speak with your veterinarian, please contact us.


What training is required for using Thundershirt for anxiety and fear issues?


For most cases… none! Just put Thundershirt onto your cat and you will likely see improvement in the symptoms. However, cats are very sensitive to having anything put onto their bodies and the “Freeze & Flop” is a common initial response. When you first put on Thundershirt, if your appears to “freeze up” or refuse to move, please see the “Freeze & Flop” section in this post. For many issues, like travel anxiety or hating vet visits, a Thundershirt may be all you need for success with your cat. For some more serious anxiety cases, such as severe separation anxiety, you should consult a good trainer for how to integrate Thundershirt into a training program.

My cat freezes up, won’t move or falls over in her Thundershirt. What should I do?


When first wearing a Thundershirt, some cats will behave as if they are immobilized and may even “fall over”. Don’t worry! The Thundershirt is not causing discomfort; they just need time to adjust to the new sensations. Cats are amazingly sensitive to touch and sometimes require a little more adjustment time in the beginning. But this also means that many are even more responsive than dogs to the gentle, calming pressure of a Thundershirt!

If your cat initially appears uncomfortable or does the “Freeze & Flop”, please do the following. Put the Thundershirt onto your cat with very light pressure and for 5 to 10 minutes, try to engage your cat in play with a favorite toy or a laser pointer. If your cat continues to look uncomfortable or still refuses to move freely, remove the Thundershirt for a short period and then repeat the process two to three times. If still no success, try repeating the process with longer breaks in between (e.g. wait a day and then retry).

How do I exchange my Thundershirt for a different size?


If you purchased your Thundershirt from another retailer:
You will need to exchange the Thundershirt at the place of purchase, as they received your payment. You may need contact the place of purchase directly to find out their exchange procedures.

If you purchased your Thundershirt directly from Thunderdogs Malaysia:
If you believe that you may need a different size Thundershirt for your cat, we will be happy to exchange it. Please contact us at natasha@thunderdogsmalaysia.com to obtain the return address and send it back with the original box with a note stating the new size you’d like to have. Please note that an additional charge of RM10 will be applied for the additional postage and packaging.

Can I wash and dry Thundershirt? Remove hair from fastener hooks?


Thundershirt is made with durable, washable fabric. When necessary, Thundershirt may be washed in a regular cycle using regular laundry detergent and cold water. Hang to dry.

If necessary, to remove cat hair from your Thundershirt’s fastener hooks, we recommend using a standard “slicker” brush (Available at most any pet store). A couple of strokes and the fastener hooks will be nearly completely hair-free.

How long can I leave a Thundershirt on my cat


Thundershirt is designed to be safe to leave on your cat for extended periods of time when appropriate for the situation or issue that you are addressing.  Thundershirt is made out of light-weight, breathable fabric, so over-heating is very rarely an issue.  When properly sized and properly put on with a comfortably snug fit, your cat should be very comfortable for extended periods.

If you will be allowing your cat to wear a Thundershirt for extended periods over two hours at a time, during the initial periods, we do recommend removing the Thundershirt frequently to check for any signs of irritation points.  Irritation points are very rare, but best to be cautious

 

Is it safe to leave my cat unsupervised while wearing her Thundershirt?


It is typically safe to leave a cat unsupervised while wearing a Thundershirt.  HOWEVER…before leaving your cat unsupervised for any extended periods longer than one hour, we strongly recommend the following:
  • Make sure that your cat is comfortable and moving freely.
  • Make sure that your cat is using the litter box without issues.
  • Make sure that your cat is not tending to slide her front paws into the neck hole and possibly getting stuck.
We do NOT recommend having an outdoor cat wear a Thundershirt outdoors to avoid reducing her ability to escape from any potential predators and to prevent her from getting caught in trees etc.

How do I put Thundershirt onto my cat


We designed Thundershirt to be very easy to put on your cat, even if she is already in a state of anxiety.

What size is right for my cat?


Size Chest Size Weight
Small 9”  up to 13” < 9lbs.
Medium  13” up to 17”     9-13 lbs.
Large 17” up to 24”  > 13 lbs.

Measure “Chest Size” as illustrated by red arrow below
sizing chart
Thundershirt comes in three different sizes… Small, Medium and Large. See the table to find the right size for your cat. Like people, cats come in many different shapes and sizes, so if your cat has unusual proportions, you may need to go up or down a size versus the “standard” measurements. But the Thundershirt is designed to be very adjustable to accommodate different cat shapes and still be easy to put on.

Is overheating a concern when using a Thundershirt?


Except in extreme conditions (e.g. 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the sun), overheating is not typically a concern when using a Thundershirt. Thundershirt is constructed of a lightweight, breathable fabric. But if you feel that overheating might be a problem for your particular circumstance, please monitor your cat for any signs of overheating such as heavy panting or tongue hanging out of the mouth. Remove the Thundershirt if you see any signs of overheating

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

THUNDERSHIRT FOR CATS

We are considering bringing in Thundershirt for Cats as we have had a couple of enquiries about this...Please do let us know if any of you are interested in getting a Thundershirt for your cat by either leaving a comment on this post or by liking our post shared on FB... If there are enough people interested, we will bring in some Thundershirts for cats in the near future.

Here's a short video of how the Thundershirt can help relieve your cat's anxieties.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

BLUE & PINK POLO AVAILABLE IN MORE SIZES

Thunderdogs Malaysia is pleased to announce that we now have a limited quantity of the blue & pink polo Thundershirts in the following sizes: XS, S & M.

Belle the Beagle in a Pink Polo (Size M)

The blue & pink polos are priced at RM175 each including delivery within Peninsular Malaysia. Use our CNY promotional voucher code for a RM10 discount for the blue & pink polos only. Please quote 2013CNYPOLO when ordering. This voucher code is valid till 15 March 2013.

Rascal, our mixed breed in a Blue Polo (Size M)
Additionally, we also have a very limited quantity of size XXS Thundershirts in Grey in stock.

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To order a Thundershirt for your dog, please drop an email to:

natasha@thunderdogsmalaysia.com

Please include the following information in your email:

Your Name:
Address:
Phone No:

Dog Breed:
Chest Measurement:
Size Required:
Colour Required:

Payment information will be sent to you, and your Thundershirt will be put in the post within 3 working days of receipt of payment.

Please ensure that there will be someone to collect the Thundershirt at the address provided as your Thundershirt will be sent via PosLaju.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BLUE & PINK POLO THUNDERSHIRTS


A number of you have been asking about the Blue & Pink Polo Thundershirts over the past few months.

Thunderdogs Malaysia has decided to bring in a very LIMITED quantity in size S only. 

The introductory price for the Blue & Pink Polos are RM168# (normal price RM175), while the standard Gray is RM150. The prices include delivery within P. Malaysia. Please add RM10 for delivery to E. Malaysia.

Please send us an email with your order with the following information:

Your Name:
Address:
Phone No:

Dog Breed:
Chest Measurement:
Size Required:
Colour:

Payment information will be sent to you, and your Thundershirt will be put in the post within 3 working days of receipt of payment.

Please ensure that there will be someone to collect the Thundershirt at the address provided as your Thundershirt will be sent via PosLaju.

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# The introductory price of RM168 for the Blue & Pink Polo Thundershirts are valid till 31 January 2013. The introductory price will be honoured for all orders placed and paid for by 31 January even if we do not have the size you require in stock.

*For those of you who would like to order the Blue & Pink Polos in other sizes, please note that it will take 3-4 weeks for your Thundershirt to arrive. If there is a high demand for the Blue & Pink Polo Thundershirts, we will then consider stocking them in the future. 

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