Music adds so much beauty to our world. And its benefits aren’t just for people. The right music can reduce your pet’s stress and anxiety.
That’s why playing music for pets while you are gone is a great strategy for keeping your four-legged friend calm and can really help reduce separation anxiety.
But as we mentioned, it has to be the right music. So, where can you find music for pets?
Here are three great options you have to check out!
1. Pet Playlist on Spotify
You might already use Spotify to play your own music, but did you know that this streaming service can also be used to create a pet playlist for your fur baby?
That playlist is created by an algorithm that takes your musical preferences into account, which allows both you and your furry friend to enjoy the music.
While working on this project, Spotify turned to David Teie, a musical expert and cellist with America’s National Symphony Orchestra.
Teie offered his guidance for this pet-focused feature. His advice can be trusted because he already has experience in creating music for animals.
He discovered that each type of animal responds differently to different kinds of music. With that in mind, Spotify’s Pet Playlist will only play tunes that your particular pet will enjoy and find relaxing.
Teie has also contributed his time by curating a playlist called Mellow Meowsic. You and your feline can listen to it on Spotify.
2. Music for Pets on Amazon
If you have Amazon Music you can play Music for Pets for free! But even if you don’t have an Amazon Music account, you can purchase the album for a great price.
Based on user reviewers, the music on this album really does help relax animals. For example, one reviewer’s puppy was suffering from separation anxiety. But when the reviewer started playing this music, it reduced the puppy’s anxiety.
Another review said the music calmed down the reviewer’s high energy pooch who had a tendency to get wound up at night. When this music started playing, the dog fell fast asleep.
Joshua Leeds, co-founder of iCalmPet, put his musical expertise to good use by creating soundtracks for children in neurodevelopment clinics. Since then, he has broadened his experience by focusing on music for pets.
Both options have tons of audio content. You can either stream the music with Bluetooth or you can use microsound cards.
And take it from the experts. It really does work!
Dr. Marty Becker, Chief Veterinary Correspondent for American Humane Association, says, “This is part of my pet prescription. As a practicing Veterinarian, I've talked about this product on Good Morning America for separation anxiety and noise phobias.”
If you want to learn more about how this product works and the difference between the cat and dog speakers, check out this in-depth article. If your pet needs some help, try one of the choices listed above.