Actor David Tennant, known to many as the witty tenth incarnation of Doctor Who, offered his soothing voice to two wonderful videos that help to calm cats and dogs (and some humans) who are stressed by loud noises, such as fireworks. These videos are part of the pet-friendly series by the British insurance company More Than.
Pet behaviourist Karen Wild and vet Robert White-Adams (with a little help from David Tennant) talk about the science behind the first films for cats and dogs designed to help calm them around fireworks and loud noises.
MORE THAN has created the first film for cats that is scientifically designed with the intention of reducing stress caused by fireworks and loud noises. Guided by extensive scientific research the film features a range of animate and inanimate objects, including fish and swaying trees, and a soothing narration from David Tennant. The film loops a number of times to reinforce feelings of calm among cats. It is designed to be played a number of times to cats suffering from noise phobia to help combat nervousness and stress.
MORE THAN has created the first film for dogs that is scientifically designed with the intention of reducing stress caused by fireworks and loud noises. Guided by in depth scientific research the film has been shot in a dog’s colour vision, features slow-moving pastoral scenery, a cast of sedentary dogs and a voiceover by David Tennant using words and cadences that will relax dogs.
via Tennant News