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Stressed out cat? Cat music may help

Do you have a stressed out cat?

If so, try playing cat music, that’s right…music designed for cats. Researchers at Louisiana State University observed that music made specifically for felines can help them calm down during a visit to the vet. The special recordings (below) include cat vocalizations as well as sounds that are close to the vocal frequency of cats. The team found that cats who were exposed to the kitty-music had significantly lower stress scores that those who only heard silence or classical music. 

Given these findings, I wonder how many vets will start playing this music in their office?

 

Source:

A Hampton, A Ford, RE Cox, C-C Liu, R Koh. Effects of music on behavior and physiological stress response of domestic cats in a veterinary clinic. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098612X19828131

Categories: Feline, Pets, Stress

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