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Courtesy of SoundsTrue For those times when everyone in the practice—doctors, techs and patients—are feeling crabby and out of sorts, a new non-toxic solution has arrived. It takes effect almost immediately, and the entire room seems to settle down to a balanced state of calm. What is it? Music therapy for dogs.

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A Non-Toxic Way to Calm the Office



Courtesy of SoundsTrue

For those times when everyone in the practice—doctors, techs and patients—are feeling crabby and out of sorts, a new non-toxic solution has arrived. It takes effect almost immediately, and the entire room seems to settle down to a balanced state of calm. What is it?

Music therapy for dogs.

Called “Through a Dog’s Ear” ( www.throughadogsear.com ) and based on psychoacoustic research, this new compilation of music therapy has dogs not barking, but resting.

Through the combined efforts of sound researcher Joshua Leeds, board-certified veterinary neurologist Susan Wagner, Juilliard-trained Lisa Spector and the Apollo Chamber Ensemble, the science of music therapy is slowly advancing into the veterinary profession.

Observers readily find that listeners’ breathing normalizes, ambient noise subsides and all of a sudden life seems more livable. One can only hope that this book and CD combo will inspire us all to reflect on the negative toll that constant noise bombardment (screaming kids, endless television drone, family arguments) can take on our non-human family members, and even ourselves.
Some call music a “universal language,” 1 but is it really? Do all non-humans respond to music favorably? Studies in birds indicate that both human and nonhuman species perceive music in a similar manner. 2

Birds, like humans, preferred classical to modern music, as well as classical music over silence. 3 Perhaps this is beca...

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