National Dog Day is Aug. 26: Gift Your Pooch With a Pet Playlist – CNET


As pet parents gear up to celebrate their best friends on National Dog Day, it’s a great time to highlight all animal companions — and their musical needs. Besides being left home alone, pets are often in other situations where relaxing sounds could help. They may have trouble coping with fireworks , car rides, thunderstorms, trips to the vet or grooming sessions. Now that we’re outside more, anxiety, boredom or loneliness may be kicking in, and a hot playlist may be the remedy they need.  

While it’s fairly known that classical music can soothe a savage beast, it’s not the only soundtrack that works. A  2017 study conducted by the University of Glasgow and Scottish SPCA highlighted how kenneled dogs’ stress levels drop when they listen to reggae or soft rock. Over the years, other studies have examined how music affects boredom, stress and emotional responses  in felines , dogs, pigs and other animals.  

Whether you have a pet puppy, cat, parakeet or iguana, you can set them up with their own music streaming playlist. These apps may help turn your pawed or feathered friends into relaxed — or party-ready — musical savants.

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Spotify’s Pet Playlists launched {in|within} 2020, but have you {taken advantage of|used} this feature yet? {The|The particular} lists are curated {based on|depending on} your pet’s personality {and your|as well as your} personal music tastes. {Choose|Select} your animal type, {then|in that case|then simply} share your pet’s {name|title} and Spotify walks {you|a person} through a series of questions {so|thus} its algorithm can {tailor|customize} a custom listening {experience with|experience of} music pulled from your own {streaming|loading} habits.  

You can also stream its This is Pets {Music|Songs} playlist — which has 50 tracks — or press play {on|upon} Pets {Music|Songs} Radio . Each {song is|track is|music is|tune is|melody is} geared toward helping {animals|creatures|pets} relax. Additionally , there are {full|total} albums devoted to the {genre|style|type}, and all you need to do is {search for|look for} something like “puppy music” {or|or even} “bird music” under {albums|cds|collections} and add them  {to your|for your} library. Of course , you can always handpick songs for your pet {according to|based on} their temperament, needs {or|or even} species. We’re not sure {if your|in case your} pet snake would {appreciate|value|enjoy} Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, {however|nevertheless}.  

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{YouTube|Youtube . com} is home to {millions of|countless|an incredible number of|a lot of|numerous} hours of free content, {and when|so when} it comes to streaming music {for your|for the} cat or dog, there are plenty of options. {Tune in|Pay attention} for a 24-hour livestream {from a|from the} channel like Relax My Dog , which plays music {along with a|and also a|together with a|in addition to a} video to help your {pup|puppy} calm down — or {stay|remain} entertained. If you prefer to {skip|miss|by pass|neglect|omit|ignore|skip out on|forget about|pass-up|miss out|bypass} the livestream, this {channel|route|station|funnel|approach|sales channel|tv channel|direct} also features soothing {music videos|music-video} that run anywhere from {eight|8} to 15 hours, {or you can|you can also} choose one of its themed playlists. And there’s a sister {channel|route|station|funnel|approach|direct} called {Relax|Unwind|Rest|Loosen up} My Cat , {not to|to not|never to} be confused with the uber-popular video game, {Stray|Run away} .

{You’ll also|You will also} find other YouTube {pet|dog|family pet} music channels such as PetTunes or Calm Your {Cat|Kitty}, and a few that cater to rabbits, hamsters and even ferrets. {But you can|You could} also go the {classical|common} music route and {play|have fun with} hours of songs {from|through} Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin {or|or even} Bach. After you dig {around|close to|about} YouTube to find your {selections|choices}, you can always create special playlists for your pets, or {stream|flow} music on your TV, {iPhone|apple iphone}, iPad or Android.

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Amazon {Music|Songs} offers curated playlists with music {that|that will} eases your dog or {cat|kitty} into a chill state. {You can check|You should check} out the Calming {Music|Songs} for Dogs playlist, {a|the} nearly three-hour session {that’s|which|that is|gowns|which is|absolutely|that is certainly|that may be|could|that is definitely|clothes|this is|there’s|can be|that could be|it is} compiled by Amazon staff. {The company’s|You can actually} music division prepared {a|the} seven-hour collection titled “Classical for Pets” for its playlist lineup.

{Outside of|Beyond} Amazon Music’s own roster, there are also songs, albums {and|plus} artists that fall {squarely|straight} into the pet music {category|group|class|type|classification}. Shape your own playlist. {Comb|Brush} through tunes from {Pet|Dog|Family pet} Care Club or {Pet|Dog|Family pet} Music Academy that {feature|function} bells, pianos and {sounds|noises} of nature for pooches, kitties, birds and more. {Or|Or even} tap into white noise {or|or even} pink noise if it {works better|works more effectively} for your dog or cat. If you {search|research|lookup} Amazon Music by {typing|inputting|keying in|keying} in terms like “dog anxiety” or “pet relaxation, {“|inch|inches} an abundance of songs and {albums|cds|collections} will pop up for you to {draw|attract|pull} from for a special playlist. You can also take a shortcut {by using|by utilizing} voice commands with an Alexa-enabled device like Echo {to|in order to} tee up playlists {for your|for the} pet.

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Like Spotify and Amazon Music, {Apple|Apple company} Music has full {albums|cds|collections} that you can add to your playlists from artists such as  Pet Music {World|Globe|Planet|Entire world} and {Pet|Dog|Family pet} Therapy. Most of the pet-centric {music|songs} on the service is {geared toward|aimed toward} either cats or {dogs|canines}, but if you want to lean {toward|towards} genres like classical, {ambient|background|normal} music, {Hz|Hertz} frequency {or|or even} jazz, it’s all {available on|on} the platform.

{Apple|Apple company} Music also has white {noise|sound} and animal reiki {selections|choices} to choose from to help your pet {feel|really feel} blissed out. Make {your|your own} playlists stand apart {by|simply by} naming them after {your|your own} furbaby or according to {your|your own} pet’s mood, character {or|or even} need (like sleep).

Services such {as|while|like|seeing that} Tidal and Pandora {also|furthermore} allow you to create playlists {or|or even} stream pet-themed albums {on|upon} repeat. They each give you the {ability to|capability to} collate music based on {genre|style|type} or artist, with the {latter|second option|last mentioned|second item} enabling you to stream a pet {relaxation|rest} radio station. No matter where {you|a person} stream, you could certainly {play|perform|enjoy} Beethoven or Beyoncé {on a|on the} loop. But puppy lullabies, jazz and sounds {of|associated with} nature like falling {rain|rainfall} seem to be among the most popular {types of|forms of|varieties of|sorts of} playlist music for our fur-bearing or feathered family members.

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