Recently, I discovered a new music CD called Music My Pet. It was developed for the specific purpose of calming our pets and the science behind it is very sound. It re-orchestrates classical pieces by popular composers like Bach, Beethoven and Brahms using the instruments, sounds and musical dynamics proven to calm dogs, cats and other household pets.
To be an effective relaxation tool, it is said that music must have a consistently smooth, soothing dynamic from start to finish with no abrupt changes in tempo, volume or rhythm. Radio broadcasts or most "off-the-shelf" classical music CDs are not the same and do not have the same affect.
The musical genius behind this pet-friendly relaxation CD is Tom Nazziola, the award-winning musician who was the principal performer on Disney's acclaimed Baby Einstein children's CDs and DVDs.