We love to make our pets feel good. It is only natural to do this. Our pets love us unconditionally, and we do all we can to make their lives calm and comfortable. So what about playing music to entertain and comfort our pets? According to a survey of 5000 people, 80% believe pets enjoy music and 71% play music for their pets. Then there is that old saying, Music calms the wildest beast. So how do you build the perfect pet playlist?
Many pet owners even while gone leave their home stereos playing all day for the listening pleasure of their dogs and cats. Calm and relaxing music can distract pets from other noises that may disturb or upset them throughout the day.
Create a Spotify Pet Playlist
One fun and easy way to build a personalized pet playlist for your dog or cat is with Spotify. Here are the simple instructions:
1. Go to Pet Playlists on the Spotify website.
2. Pick your pet: Choose from a dog, cat, iguana, hamster or bird.
3. Select the qualities that best describe your pet’s personality, such as relaxed, energetic, shy, or friendly. Spotify will sync those choices with your own taste in music.
4. Add your pet’s name and a photo for the playlist cover.
5. Listen and even share your playlist, if you want to.
Here is a playlist we made for our Flexpet taking friend Kuro:
Music For Cats Specifically
According to a study, Cats, do enjoy music. They don’t necessarily enjoy human music at least according to research. A study recently published in the journal Applied Animal Behavior Science believes that for our purring partners to enjoy music, it should to be species-specific music. Composer David Teie has created music for cats based on this research.
Researchers turned to musician David Teie to compose songs that would fit into their research parameters, which resulted in the tracks, “Katey Moss Catwalk,” “Spook’s Ditty,” and “Rusty’s Ballad.” During testing 47 different domestic cats listened to the cat-targeted songs and compared their reactions to two human songs: Bach’s “Air on a G String” and Gabriel Fauré’s “Elegie.”
After their tests, the researchers found that the cats showed a significant preference for and interest in the cat-appropriate music compared to the two human songs. The study also found that the cat music also evoked better reactions from younger and older cats than middle-aged pets.
Pet Playlist Music and Science
Even if your pets aren’t in the habit of nodding along to your favorite songs, they are definitely listening. Dogs and cats have hearing that is far more sensitive than a human’s. They are able to hear a wider range of frequencies and are better at sensing the direction from which a sound comes.
Dogs are known to change the pitch of a howl if another animal joins in at a similar pitch. Instruments that sound like a dog’s howl such as a saxophone and other reed instruments are more likely to cause a dog to participate. If your pet starts howling along to a jazz song, it doesn’t necessarily mean he dislikes it. He may want to just want to answer the call.
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