Why is environmental enrichment important for cats?
Since 2008, thousands of veterinarians and pet professionals worldwide have recommended the slow and simplified classical compositions of Through a Cat’s/Dog’s Ear. The breakthrough research behind TADE shows that the mammalian nervous system is extremely sensitive to sound — and that special arrangements of classical music have a profound soothing impact on anxious pets. This clinically tested feline music is formulated for your cat’s healthy behavior, as well as your discerning ear.
Outdoor cats, like their ancient relatives, are active. Within a large territory, free-ranging cats are naturally curious, always exploring and hunting for food. Interaction with other cats is common, and ferals are always on the lookout for dogs! Indoor cats, however, are removed from those primal drives and with little to do, passivity sets in.
As per The American Association of Feline Practitioners, “Many behavioral and physical disorders that are seen in cats are often secondary to stress from lack of appropriate stimulation.”
Sensory environments are known to shape nervous system organization from young kitten to late-teens. In response to the desire for healthy and strong house cats, research of sensory stimulation to replace external input ramped up in the early 1990s. All signs since point to the importance of environmental enrichment to preserve optimal physical and mental feline health. With indoor cats, enrichment strategies include animate interaction with other cats, dogs, and people, as well as the inanimate use of toys, physical space (high structures, textures, places to hide), and sensory input (eyes, ears, nose, taste).
Stimulation is music designed to fill this sensory deficit for indoor cats. Our goal is to arouse cognitive and physical function. Using the principles of resonance, entrainment, pattern identification, we go in the opposite direction of Calming. This album employs high frequency instrumentation, complex melodic patterns, increasing tempos, and frequency modulation (“arousing” frequencies are enhanced, and “soothing” frequencies are decreased).