Anxiety wraps are garments that stabilize a dog's body and support calmness in the same manner that swaddling works to soothe a baby. If you will be traveling with your pet and are concerned that your dog will be nervous in their temporary quarters, purchase some wraps that can be used while staying in a hotel environment or while spending time around other people and animals.
Many environmental factors can cause your pet to become anxious or scared, such as when your dog spends time in new surroundings, hears unfamiliar noises, or is overstimulated by bright lights and sudden movements. When you pet your dog, it tends to relax because it feels the pressure of your hand against its body. An anxiety outfit can be used as a substitute, when you are not readily available to pick up your dog and soothe them or when your hands are full and you are unable to reach out and pet your dog.
Stretchy fabric will conform to your dog's body, but will not apply excessive force that will restrict breathing or cause your pet to be uncomfortable. A binding fabric will be attached to the bodice of an outfit and will allow you to alter the tightness of the clothing.
Calming aids that are designed to reduce a pet's anxiety include slings and bags that will allow you to keep your pet secure and next to you when you are walking or standing in an unfamiliar setting. A sling will contain a shoulder strap and a pouch. After securing your pet inside of the pouch, lift them up and drape the strap across your shoulder.
For toy breeds, a supportive bag will aid in keeping scared animals calm. A bag's interior will contain fabric that is built into the liner that is designed to be wrapped around a pet. While using this type of aid, you won't need to worry about your pet breaking free or attempting to run somewhere to hide.
Hoods, booties, and hats that are part of an anxiety outfit can provide additional support, plus, they aid in keeping your dog warm and dry. Look for all natural fabric types that are machine washable or fabrics that contain a waterproof surface and are designed for outdoor winter activities. If you would like to have plenty of garments on hand for each season of the year, purchase both lightweight and heavyweight anxiety relief clothing for dogs.