How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
What music you should be playing your dog to lower their anxiety
Music is a dog's best friend apparently
Words by Michael Tyrrell
Whether you are a cat or a dog person, we can all agree that our pets become an extension of ourselves, right? We share an unconditional loving bond with them and in turn, we want them to have the best lives ever. After all, dogs are even smarter than we thought…
In fact, they even suffer anxiety like us too, with one of the most common things vets see pets suffering with today being anxiety.
While mental health issues still hold a stigma in society today, it is rarely talked about when it concerns our pets.
Cats and dogs can suffer from separation anxiety, loneliness and fear from fireworks, thunder storms and other loud noises.
Sound is measured by vibrations, and the number of vibrations a sound produces is called frequency measurable in hertz. Dogs and cats have very acute hearing and are able to hear sounds that are deaf to the human ears. They can even experience noise phobias that can throw them into a panic, which can lead to digging through carpet, jumping through windows and getting stuck under furniture.
So, basically, certain frequencies generated by storms, construction or other sounds, can cause temporary anxiety or panic from these noise phobias.
However, certain frequencies and pieces of music have a profoundly positive effect on the central nervous system of both people and their pets to help ease the effects of anxiety.
Whether it is separation anxiety or noise phobias, many pet owners have expressed incredible results when playing classical music, soft string instruments and acoustic melodies for their pets either during storms or while they are away.
Playing classical tracks such as ‘Requiem’ by Mozart, ‘The Approaching Night’ by Phillip Wesley, or ‘The Open Door’ featured on Wholetones, for your pet can significantly decrease their anxiety, whether it’s being caused by loud noises or leaving them at home alone for extended periods of time.
It’s best to turn on the music before the storm or fireworks begins. Additionally, many pet owners have reported that when they left the music playing while they were at work, when they returned home, their dog no longer exhibited symptoms of separation anxiety.
Video: Billie Eilish Watches Fan Covers on YouTube | Glamour
5 Wedding Décor Hacks You Probably Havent Thought Of
Exercises to Get Your Body Ready for Skiing
28 Ways to Wear Pastels During Fall andWinter
Give your Kitchen the Feminine Touch with these Cool Pink Pots and Pans
Cara Delevingne Makes An Unlikely Maternity Wear Model
How to Build a Storage Shed
How to Cook German Pastry Dough
10 Essentials For: WhiterTeeth
Pain Management Tips for Traveling
Best Reason To Hug A Tree Today They Save 850 Lives A Year. (Feel The Love)
How to Start a Taxi Company
5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Safety Pins
Everything You Need to Know About Chelsea Clinton’s New 10.5 MillionApartment
He changed the topic because he had utterly neglected to get me anything in return