Have a Stressed Cat? There’s a CD For That (Giveaway!)
Have you ever brought your cat to the vet because he stopped eating when the contractors started remodeling your kitchen? Or maybe Fluffy flipped out during the loud booms of fireworks and harmed herself in the process?
Recent research by Dr. C.A. Tony Buffington, at Ohio State University, showed that a primary cause of feline interstitial cystitis (a leading cause of euthanasia) is stress. Change in the cat’s physical environment—strangers, different food, additional animals, loud noises, illness, etc.—is a major contributor.
Cats prefer their homes to be stable and consistent. Acute feline stress turns into chronic irritation, manifesting in disease and behavioral challenges.
I have spent many years learning about the impact of sound therapy on stressed animals. Recently, my company created Through a Cat’s Ear, which combines music and sound therapy techniques, specifically designed for feline anxiety issues and enrichment.
Music to calm and stimulate cats… seriously?
Music for Calming is designed to reduce stress in a chaotic or unsettling environment. Sound therapies are similar to those used with neurodevelopmentally-challenged humans in which tone, tempo, and pattern are considered. Frequency ranges have been adjusted to a cat’s auditory range and a new technique called sonic anchoring is included, developed by producer and sound researcher Joshua Leeds.
Music to Stimulate provides sensory enrichment for indoor cats. Why is environmental enrichment important? Without high sensorial activities, your indoor cats’ nervous system becomes chronically stressed. This leads to difficult behaviors and/or illnesses that impact the entire cat household.
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For more information on calming down a stressed cat, see these additional resources:
WIN THE Through a Cat’s Ear 2-CD set! Enter a comment below and you will automatically be entered to win Music for Calming and Music to Stimulate by Through a Cat’s Ear. Winners will be announced on October 16 (winners will be notified via Care2 profile). Good luck! (Please note: Contest is open to Care2 members with a U.S. mailing address. If you purchase a Through a Cat’s Ear CD before the winner is announced and you win, you can choose to donate your CDs to a rescue or shelter, or we can refund your money.)
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