According to a study published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS), the use of specific music can be useful to calm stressed cats when they go to the vet .
Cats that are under general anesthesia continue to respond physiologically to music. But what kind of music is most effective?
Cats appear to be in a more relaxed state when playing classical music, compared to pop and heavy metal. However, the ideal is to compose specific music for them .
And that’s what the Louisiana State University (LSU) researchers have done.
To be most effective, this music is made up of lines based on affiliative cat vocalizations, such as purring and sucking sounds, as well as frequencies similar to the feline vocal range, which is two octaves higher than for humans .
To evaluate its efficacy, data based on the behavior and body posture of the cats were used, and the ratios of neutrophils: lymphocytes from blood samples were also measured to look for a physiological stress response. You can listen to it below :