Does Music Actually Soothe Pets?
Pet owners often ask if music can soothe pets the same way it can relax people. The answer is yes.
Many pets become anxious or nervous. Some pets become upset when they are left home alone for any period of time. That's a common problem. Others have anxiety or carsickness when traveling. Some pets become very anxious when they are in unfamiliar surroundings. And some actually throw up or chew away areas of their hair and skin when they are stressed out or when they hear loud noises like thunder or fireworks. When they are stressed, many cats are likely to hide and not be found.
Pet anxiety can manifest itself in many different ways. We love our pets, so of course we worry. We don't want to see them upset or stressed out.
Some people have tried "creative" ways to ease their pet's stress when they're home alone, like leaving the TV or radio on for company. But that could actually be doing more harm than good.
Studies have suggested that TV and radio can actually CREATE stress for our pets because of the drastic changes in programming and the random mix of musical styles. The TV and radio certainly create "noise," but they don't necessarily create a relaxed environment for pets.
Music Eases Pet Anxiety – But Not Just ANY Music Will Do
Music is good for the soul. They say it calms the savage beast. And it turns out that's more than just an old wives' tale. It's a proven fact.
Classical harp music is used around the world to help alleviate stress and heal sickness in cats, dogs, chimpanzees and other animals. Even animal shelters are now investing in sound systems and music to create a more serene environment. Studies show that dogs and cats prefer classical music. Cats will relax in front of the speakers when classical music is playing, and dogs will actually bark less – especially when listening to the music of Bach. Amazing.
Our 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. To sooth your pet the music must have a soothing dynamic from start to finish, which is not the case with most "off-the-shelf" classical music.
That's why I want to tell you about the Music My Pet CD.
This remarkable Music CD was developed for the specific purpose of calming our pets. It re-orchestrates popular classical music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and others using the sounds and instruments that were proven to reduce stress in recent pet anxiety studies. Acclaimed producer/composer/performer (and pet lover) Tom Nazziola gives each piece of music a soothing dynamic from beginning to end. The result is a calming collection of beautiful classical music that can really help to ease your pet's stress.
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 at its very best.
I think this CD is amazing! It really works. And I like it just as much as the pets do!
When your pets are left at home alone, this calming collection of classical musical can provide them with a more comforting environment. Not only will this CD help calm your pets, it will also ease your troubled mind knowing that your pets will be fine while you're gone.
But you won't just use this CD at home. One pet owner whose dog gets carsick on long road trips has had great results by playing this CD in the car. Pets find it very soothing, and so will you!
The Music My Pet CD can help your pets cope with nervousness, stress and separation anxiety, giving them the healthy relaxation they need. Give it a try. It could do your pets a world of good.
By the way, this product was available on Amazon and Ebay during a recent search.