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I've heard of lots of creative ways to ease your pets' stress, like
leaving the TV or radio on for "company" when they are home alone.
Unfortunately, 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.
Think about it - how scared would you be if you suddenly heard gunshots, sirens, or dogs barking?
The TV and radio certainly create "noise," but they don't necessarily create a relaxed environment.
owners sometime ask me, “Does music soothe pets the same way it can
relax people?" The answer is "yes" - but it depends on the music.
have been done to examine the relationship between music and stress,
and some of the results might
surprise you. All music is not the same…and neither is the effect on
animals. 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
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.
That's why I want to tell you about the Music My Pet CD.
This remarkable "Classic Cuts" CD was developed for the specific purpose of calming our pets. It uses the sounds that have been proven to calm dogs, cats and
other household pets. 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
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