Thundershirts and Cool shirts
Dr. Andrew Isaacs
DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center
Primary interests include intervertebral disc disease, seizure management, luxations/fractures of the spine, and surgery for brain tumors
What’s your opinion or if there should be any restrictions about using a Thundershirt® or Cool Shirt® with an IVDD dog?
There wouldn’t be any contraindications for an IVDD dog wearing a thunder shirt or cool coat. Especially a thunder shirt if it helps to calm them when trying to cage rest them.
We do not recommend braces, but both the thunder shirt and cool coats aren’t stiff like a brace and still allow enough range of motion.