07. June 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: AnimalMusic™, News, Read Online

A CSU veterinarian and psychologist are studying whether playing classical music will calm cats and their owners while visiting the vet.

The researchers say cats are taken to veterinarians’ offices less often than dogs, possibly because the visits are stressful for both cat and owner.

“If this study finds that classical music lowers the stress levels for cats and their caretakers during veterinary visits, veterinarians can start using calming music in their waiting room immediately and improve the emotional health of those in their clinic – human and four-legged,” Dr. Narda Robinson, a veterinarian at Colorado State University, said in a statement announcing the study.

“Pet owners note that their cats dislike going to the vet more so than dogs, which means they may take them less often. This may then lead to less regular medical attention for cats.”

I read it here, but as most everyone knows, cats don’t want to listen … they wan to PLAY!

Here’s Nora at the piano …

And here’s the composition written for her piece:

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