If you are concerned about your dog being bored when you leave them home alone and go for work, Spotify might have the solution for you.
They have brought out a podcast and a lot of playlists designed to soothe pets who are alone.
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Swedish music provider, Spotify, which has over 100 million users has recently introduced a wide range of “algorithmically curated” playlists meant for your pets, and a new podcast especially designed to calm the dogs down who are left home alone by their owners.
According to Spotify, the playlist is created based on the musical taste of the pet owner and the pet species.
The specially crafted podcast dubbed “My Dog’s Favorite Podcast” is formulated with the help of pet experts to “help alleviate stress” in the dogs who are alone.
The podcast is divided into two parts, each spanning over five hours. There are reassuring human voices, natural sounds like rainfall, and relaxing music in this podcast.
The voices in the podcasts are from British actors Ralph Ineson, from the famous HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” and Jessica Raine, from BBC period Drama “Call The Midwife.”
The largest animal welfare charity in the UK, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has supported the podcast but has made it clear that nothing on earth can “ever replace the company and presence” of a pet owner.
The society said that it is a normal practice for many pet owners to leave their animals alone at home on a “routine” basis and said that calm and soothing music could “help dogs relax.”
Neil Evans, a University of Glasgow professor and an animal physiologist, who was one of the animal experts on the team that developed the podcast said if you provide dogs with “auditory enrichment,” they can achieve a better “relaxed physiological state.”
Another animal expert on the team that helped create the podcast, animal Psychologist Alex Benjamin said playing Spotify to pets can be helpful in soothing them by filtering out the “startling sounds of the outside world such as traffic, car doors slamming or the bins being emptied.”