Investigating the Impact of Music on Pets

listening to music with cat.

Want your boxer to bark less or your Maine Coone to mellow out? Then steer clear of Metallica and opt for Bach. Pet music preferences vary from species to species and even depend upon each individual pet’s personality, but most studies show that classical music is the way to go if you’re hoping to set a relaxing mood or ease your pet’s separation anxiety. But if your cat or dog could customize their own playlist, what would they choose? 

In this blog, our team at Arlington Animal Hospital takes a closer look at pets and music, including the behavioral effects of music on animals.