Why Music for Pets?

Music for pets provides simple calming sounds and can improve health.

Cats and dogs love human beings. That’s why they are the most popular animals to share our homes.

People, dogs, cats… we’re all herd animals, and it feels safe to be together. However, our sensory environments have become very toxic. People know how to de-stress when it all gets to be too much. However, our animals don’t do yoga or go out to the movies. By being in unnatural environments, pet stress leads to illness and weird behaviors. Beginning in 2003, we began to research how we could use sound to help restore a sense of balance, hence music for pets. This is some of what we came up with…

The following video explains our clinically-demonstrated approach that makes music therapeutic.

The over-arching psychoacoustic theory informing iCalm music for pets is summed up in just two words — simple sound. This term refers to the process of minimizing intricate auditory information found in most music. The music of iCalm is intentionally selected, arranged, and recorded to provide easeful auditory assimilation. Clinical research on dogs, cats and people found that we all hear differently. The iCalm music for pets and people is individually designed for each specific species based on that research, yet we’ve found that all of the iCalm music has soothing effects on all species. The anxiety-specific and training music was designed around further research developed to target specific anxieties in cats and dogs. Used properly and with patience, these music albums can greatly benefit phobic pets.