If you are trying to find ways to calm your cat because you are doing something such as going to the vet an anxiety jacket would be a good thing to invest in.
Why Should You Get An Anxiety Jacket?
These types of jackets apply a gentle pressure on your cat resulting in a calming effect on your pet. They are not only cheap but they are veterinarian recommended, drug free and are also good for grooming and traveling overall.
They help with anxiety but they look great on your cat as well. These jackets could also help your cat if they have separation anxiety are scared of things such as fireworks, thunder and lightning, are overly excited all the time or any other loud noises as well.
How Long Should Your Cat Wear An Anxiety Jacket?
If you are going to put one of these on your cat you don’t want them wearing it for no more than two hours at a time. After you take it off you also want to check if there are any irritation points on your cat.
One final note I should make before listing these jackets is that you should check the size chart on the amazon page of whatever jacket you are thinking about buying. If you get one that isn’t the right dimensions it won’t fit your cat.
How To Put On A ThunderShirt/Anxiety Jacket
Putting on the jacket is very easy to do. The directions in this video are for dogs but it works just as well for cats.
1: ThunderShirt Anxiety Jacket
If you want the best overall anxiety jacket with an 80% success rate the ThunderShirt by Thunderworks is the best overall choice you should go with in my opinion and its the brand most people decide to get for their cat. Its made out of really good material and is guaranteed to last as long as your pets life.
This jacket however only comes in grey and comes in Small (below 9 lbs) Medium (9 to 13 lbs) and Large (13 pounds and up). You want to get the medium size if your cat has a chest size 13″ up to 17″ and from 9-13 lbs. Click here for the chewy.com link.
2: Mellow Shirt Anxiety Jacket
If you want something other than the ThunderShirt the Mellow Shirt is another option that you could go with. It designed for dogs but will work with cats just as well as long as you get the sizing right of course. It also come more colors such as Aluminum, Cyprus, Lime, Navy, Radiant Orchid, and Sangria. Click here to check the current price on Amazon.
3: American Kennel Club Anxiety Jacket
This is another one that’s designed for dogs but you can use it on your cat with no problems. I like this one because its made out of material that doesn’t collect hair on it and its machine washable as well. It comes in Blue, Grey and Pink. Click here to check the current price on Amazon.
4: Agon Anxiety Jacket
This is another great anxiety jacket you could go with. This one is interesting because it has a built in speaker that plays relaxing music to further the effect of the jacket. It also comes in many sizes too including XXS, XS, S, L, XL and XXL. Click here to check the current price on Amazon.
5: Furubaby Anxiety Jacket
This is one of those types of jackets for dogs but this one will work with cats as well. It comes in XS, S, M, L and XXL and comes in many colors depending on the listing. Click here to check the current price on Amazon
6: YAAGLE Pet Anxiety Jacket
If you want something that stands out more or just want something with polka dots and a bow on it this would be a good choice to go with. You can get this one in XXS, M, and L and comes in green, pink and purple. Click here to check the current price on Amazon.
7: Royal Wise Thunder Jacket
This one is mainly advertised for dogs but the small model will work fine for your cat. it comes in small, medium, large and extra large and the colors you can choose from are dark grey, grey, and pink. Click here to check the current price on amazon.
8: Comfort Zone Calming Vest
This one is worth mentioning because it was voted best product of the year in 2019 in the dog care category. It’s another vest for dogs but it will work for your cat as well. Click here to check the current price on amazon.
9: BINGPET Plaid Anxiety Jacket
If you like the plaid look this is a great choice to go with for your cat. I like this one mainly because it stands out compared to other vests that I have seen. Click here to check the current price on amazon.
10: Warmpet Anxiety Relief Coat
I like this one because I like it aesthetically. It has camo, navy blue and grey options if you have a male cat but if you want something more feminine looking this would be a good choice to go with as well as it also comes in rose red (in other words pink) too. Click here to check the current price on amazon.
11: SUNFURA Solid Lightweight Anxiety Jacket
I like this one mainly because its very simple looking. Its made out of a cotton blend fabric and it also comes in some nice colors including black, grey, navy blue and rose red. Click here to check the current price on amazon.
There aren’t many of these types of jackets specifically for cats but the ones that are out there do a pretty good job at what they do even if they are meant for dogs.
Something that you should also consider. Like any other product these jackets have a good chance of helping your cat relax but other times with other cats they might not work at all.