Most people enjoy a certain type of music or have a favorite song. You may even have a few playlists of songs to listen to for certain occasions, like a playlist for working out or for road trips. But humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy music, animals appreciate it as well.
In fact, music’s positive effects on animals are well-documented. One 2012 study published in The Journal of Veterinary Behavior indicated that kenneled dogs who listened to classical music experienced decreased stress levels.
Pet owners often go above and beyond for their furry companions, but few stop to think about what music their pets might enjoy. As it turns out, pets may enjoy a variety of different music, depending on their mood and environment. At bedtime, they may relax with some classical tunes, while playing something more upbeat could help excite them during an afternoon walk.
Thankfully, Spotify is now making it easy to create custom playlists for your pet(s) so you can offer them the benefits and enjoyment of music.
To create your pet a custom playlist, you can head to pets.byspotify.com. Log in to your Spotify account and select which kind of pet you’re creating the playlist for.
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You can input information about their personality, along with having the option to add a photo of your pet to their playlist profile. Then, the playlist will be complete and ready to share with your companion!
Since COVID-19 hit and everyone has been staying home more, some dogs or other pets may find themselves getting bored or anxious with the change of pace. Some dogs are less able to go to the dog park or boarding care and human owners may be facing depression, anxiety, or boredom as well – which pets are excellent at sensing.
I know my dog has been impacted by the last year and he could use some puppy therapy right about now! Incorporating pet-friendly music into day-to-day life may just be the next best thing.
What do you think of the custom pet playlists? Will you try it for your pet? Let us know!
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