Sian Barr, a student veterinary nurse, has carried out research on sick cats being treated at a vet’s sugery. Miss Barr, a recent graduate with a first class honours, concluded that yoga medication music can help. Cats become less stressed when they listen to the music.
Sian told the Telegraph;
Stress in small doses can be a good thing, such as if a cat is under stress to eat, then it can perform better.
“But otherwise, it will have a negative effect, such as in a veterinary practice.
“This is because a cat is in a cage and isn’t able to do what it would like to do, so stress levels will increase and it will become wound up and angry.
“This is bad for not only its behaviour, becoming difficult for staff to handle, but also for its immune system and ability to heal.
Barr measured the ear and eye activity of the felines in order to determine how stressed they were as well as monitoring respiration levels. A control group was not exposed to the music. The other group was treated to the yoga relaxation music and Om Shanti tunes.
Sian says the effect was dramatic.
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What do you think? Have you seen your cat react or chill out to any of your music collection before?