I certainly have known dogs in my life that were terrified of thunder. However, I have never known a cat to be. In fact, Thundershirt has asked me to review their product several times, but there’s no way for me to review it because my cats aren’t afraid, nor are Caymus and Murphy. I do know Thundershirt works wonders for my Aunt’s dog, so while I know it’s a good product, I can’t know for sure about cats. I also like the idea of Thundershirt because it reminds me of the squeeze box that Temple Grandin created for herself as well as my interview with her.
Then Michael, a Floppycats reader, told me about how his kitty is afraid of thunder and I thought, “Maybe I should take a poll on the site.” So here I am – is your kitty afraid of thunder? Has s/he always been? Or did something spark (no pun intended) it? If so, what do you do, if anything, to alleviate the anxiety?
Category: Ragdoll Cat Behavior