If you take your beloved kitten to the vet, consider playing some music to ease their nerves. A team of researchers from Louisiana State University recently found that cats can keep their composure when listening to classical music compared to pop and heavy metal music. The study was published this month in the journal Feline Medicine and Surgery.
It is reported that during the research process, the team chose the music is Scooter Bere’s Aria. The song was written, performed and produced by David Teie and sold by Universal Records uk. The song is synthesized from the cat’s voice and is made at a frequency of two octaves higher than the human vocal range (55-200 Hz).
“The idea and music behind the sound of synthesis designed specifically for cats is based on the emotional center of the cat’s brain occurring in the care phase shortly after birth,” the study said. Because harsh and lactating sounds are common at this stage of development, these sounds are layered into the cat’s voice to produce the rhythm and frequency of the cat’s unique music. “
The purpose of this study was to determine whether playing cat-specific music in a veterinary clinical environment reduced the promotion of stress score (CSS), the average processing scale score (HSs), the ratio of neutrophils to lymphocytes (NLR).
During three veterinary examinations, which were separated by two weeks, the cat was tested in one of three audio tests (mute, classical and cat-specific). Record CSS during inspection, during and after inspection. Record HS during a physical examination. Physiological stress is evaluated by NLR.
The results showed that cats CSS and HS were significantly lower than those in the quiet and classical music groups, but the NLR did not change significantly. “We concluded that this music made specifically for cats can relieve stress levels and improve the effectiveness of care in veterinary clinical settings,” the researchers wrote in the study. “