Music Therapy for Animals

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Medicine Veterinary expansion

Today the medicine in the field of veterinary medicine continues to experience growth. If before therapy only through chemical drugs or herbal but now appears another form of therapy that uses music. Actually this is not new in the world of veterinary medicine.

Someone named Dogiel Russian nationals had conducted research with a particular tone through play wind instruments and piano in animals and humans. And found that humans and animals alike react to sound stimuli resulting in acceleration of the heart. The more intense effects occur in animals as in humans the effect is more varied.

Music Therapy for Animals
Music Therapy for Animals (canva)

Music Therapy Research for animals

in a book The Goldsteins’ Wellness & Longevity Program Natural Care for Dogs and Cats written by Robert. S. and Susan Goldstein stated that music as ‘diet’ daily are able to offer many health benefits and have a positive effect on the immune system. Wonderful music not only eases the mind but also acts as a natural tranquilizer during times of stress.

Susan Raimond, a harpist (harpist) and a pioneer in harp therapy in animals have also found a correlation between therapy and healing through music. Harp music is believed to affect the autonomic nervous system the lowered level of consciousness to protect animals and humans in stressful situations. Susan therapy used is very meaningful to improve tissue oxygenation, improve digestion, reduce the rate of respiration and ease breathing. Research on the harp therapy begins with practice on the mobile groomers, the music that is played through the CD when dogs, cats, and horses showed that these animals became calmer during the grooming process.

Other studies he had done with the use of the harp as an animal sedative before surgery. Vibration and sound waves produced by the harp was able to induce a therapeutic response with decreasing heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and reduced emotions in these animals.

Conclusion

Music therapy seems to be an alternative treatment, especially in animals that live alone in a long period, the animals were experiencing emotional imbalance (anxiety), as well as in animals suffering from a severe illness. Music therapy is also cheap and easy as well as suitably carried out on a wide variety of animals, not just dogs and cats but also birds and other animals.

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