Sound Therapy & Your Pets

Is your dog too fidgety? Are you getting a lot of complaints from your neighbors because your dog can’t stop barking? 

Pets can be trained, but in cases like this, they need a calming therapy to soothe them. This is where sound healing comes in. 

Sound therapy isn’t only for humans, but animals can benefit from it too. 

Certain types of sound can help reduce anxiety, lower heart rate and respiration, and improve behavioral challenges in animals. 

How Sound Therapy Works In Animals

All animals are attuned to sensory cues, such as sound. Sound produces sound waves that are processed by the brain; in turn, this creates a response in the animal that cause a wide range of physiological changes. 

When an animal relaxes, the healthy genes are switched on; in turn, it creates optimum health and well being as it turns down the fight or flight stress trigger. In humans and animals, when relaxed, there is a better body-mind connection that improves health. 

Using sound helps promote greater relaxation to animals, and this leads to a sense of homeostasis in the body to synchronize on a deep cellular level. 

In the UK, the College of Sound Healing reports positive anecdotal evidence that sound healing can calm animals. Another sound healer in San Diego who uses Tibetan singing bowls state that sound healing has helped reduce stress and increase well being in animals. In an event he hosted in 2006 where 25 people and 42 dogs participated, ten minutes into the session of playing Tibetan singing bowls have quieted down the fidgety and barking dogs. The practitioner felt the significant shift of energy in the room, which became peaceful and quiet. 

She observed that animals are extremely sensitive to sound and they can hear more layers of sound and more notes than humans. 

Your Pet & Anxiety

Does your dog get shaky and nervous when he or she hears the thunder? 

Does your cat tend to be anxious when strangers come in the house? 

Anxiety in pets are common—some would be anxious when strangers are around, while others are fearful of thunderstorms. Some pet owners might think this is only natural, but letting it be would have significant damages, such as a pet may resort to destructive behavior that will have adverse effects to the pet’s safety, health, and quality of life. 

The right soothing techniques will help improve the overall well-being of your pets. Go on, give it a shot. 

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