Monday, July 30, 2012

Music Calms Pets

Does music calm pets?
Studies have been done to examine the relationship between music and stress, and some of the results might surprise you. Classical harp music is used around the world to help alleviate stress in dogs, cats, chimpanzees and other animals. Even animal shelters are installing sound systems and using music to create a more serene environment. In particular, studies show that dogs and cats seem to show lower levels of stress when exposed to classical music. Cats will relax in front of the speakers when classical music is playing, and many dogs will actually bark less - especially when listening to the music of Bach.

Many pets respond favorably to classical music under stress-inducing situations, often slipping into a very serene and peaceful state of mind after only a few minutes of listening. But all classical music will not have the same calming effect. For the music to soothe a pet, it must have a soothing dynamic from start to finish and transition calmly between pieces- which is not the case with most "off-the-shelf" classical music.

Did you wish you had a CD to play just for you cat or dog to relax to?
Music My Pet was created by the same folks that brought you Disney's award-winning Baby Einstein series for kids, so this is music for pets at its very best.
Credit: The article in this post is property of Dr. Jon, I am not associated with the companies Pet Product Advisor or Music My Pet.

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, maybe I should play some Bach for my dogs, they tend to get separation anxiety! Thanks for the idea. :)