It’s not just us humans feeling the impact of quarantine, pets across the globe are being impacted too.
Over the last three months, animals have become so used to their owners’ presence 24/7, that experts predict a rise in stressed-out pooches when people return to work.
Many dogs have also become a lot needier, with one in five Brits saying their pets have become more clingy when they leave the room.
But, thanks to a new initiative from Frontline (pet flea and tick treatment experts) and Spotify, a new playlist for dogs has been launched to ease them out of lockdown.
The music has been specifically chosen to help with separation anxiety to prevent the aftermath of the coronavirus taking its toll on our pets’ mental health.
If your dog hasn’t grooved to Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog or Radiohead’s Karma Police, things are about to get real because your canine is set to be one zen guy or gal.
The wellbeing playlist also boasts tracks from Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here), The Shangri-Las (Leader Of The Pack), and INXS (Never Tear Us Apart).
Boasting five hours of tracks, the playlist is designed specifically to be played while owners are out the house as it features affirmations in-between every song so pets will hear: “You’re a good boy!”, “Did you enjoy that song?”, and “Shall we listen some more?”
And here’s us thinking life couldn’t get much stranger…
Frontline spokesman Geoffrey Guyot said: “As lockdown eases, we will start going back to our usual activities such as going back to work.
“Unfortunately, this means many dogs will be left alone at home, which they might find stressful after spending so much time with their owners.
“Many of us listen to music to unwind and relax and we wanted to extend those benefits to dogs too with our very own Spotify playlist.”
If it gets pup’s tail wagging again, then we’re game.
The full playlist includes:
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved
The Shangri-Las – Leader Of The Pack
Elvis Presley – Hound Dog
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Player – Baby Come Back
Eagles – One Of These Nights
Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
John Mayer – New Light
Daryl Hall & John Oates – Rich Girl
The Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
America & George Martin – Ventura Highway
The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses
Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face
Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over
Elton John – Rocket Man
10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John – Ordinary Man
Tom Petty – Wildflowers
Suede – Saturday Night
Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire
Chris Isaak – Wicked Game
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
Bread – Make It With You
Electric Light Orchestra – Livin’ Thing
The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
Don Henley – New York Minute
Radiohead – Karma Police
Sheryl Crow – Strong Enough
David Bowie and Paul Metheny Group – This Is Not America
Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking
The Cranberries – Linger
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Christopher Cross – Ride Like The Wind
Prince – Purple Rain
Sting and Eric Clapton – It’s Probably Me
The Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Billy Joel – My Life
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
Counting Crows and Vanessa Carlton – Big Yellow Taxi
Bruce Hornsby and The Range – The Way It Is
Cat Stevens – Wild World
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Under The Bridge
Nirvana – About A Girl
Billie Myers – Kiss The Rain
Queen – Heaven For Everyone
Blind Melon – No Rain
Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
Whitesnake – Is This Love
Stone Temple Pilots – Creep
Eric Clapton – Change The World
Inner Circle – Sweat
Big Mountain and Tom Lord-Alge – Baby, I Love Your Way
Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion
UB40 – Red Red Wine
Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
The Maytals – Pressure Drop
Yellowman – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
To listen to the tunes, click here: Playlist For Dogs.