There’s a saying that music soothes the savage beast, so it only makes sense that music will affect cats as well because nothing can be more savage than an angry feline.

David Teie, a lecturer at the University of Maryland, composes music for cats. “Any cat person knows each cat has its own personality, and it makes sense that it translates into musical taste,” Teie said.

Animal-lover Teie, an accomplished cellist, wanted to find a sound that appeals to cats. After co-authoring a study about how animals react to music, Teie released three singles made specifically for cats. Surprisingly, the music seems to calm cats.

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