September 2, 2022
Many things can make our pets feel anxious. Whether it’s being on the road for extended periods, going to the vets, house guests, a new addition to the family, fireworks, or separation anxiety, our lifestyles impact our beloved pets.
A burst of bad behaviour from our beloved paw-pals may indicate that something is wrong – some common signs might include excessive barking, destructive behavior, drooling, or inappropriately using your home as a toilet.
So, what can we do to ease mild anxiety in our pets?
With such a wide range of pet products on the market these days, such as calming treats, plugin diffusers or anxiety relieving beds, it can be hard to know which one to choose. Anti-anxiety pet beds are said to be efficient in reducing stress due to the raised rim that creates a sense of security for your buddy. Of course, it’s important to understand why your pet is experiencing anxiety or demonstrating unusual behaviour, so it is always advisable to get professional advice first.
While the design of the calming bed is similar among various brands, it’s the quality of the bed that can differ. I caught up with Andjas Setiawan from Furlore, a company that aims to eliminate pet anxiety, one paw at a time. We chatted about the company and discussed why Furlore pet beds are a great way to soothe and relax your anxious bestie.
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and why you started the company?
Growing up in a family that loves pets, we have had many dogs over the years that have really suffered with anxiety, I understand how bad it feels as the owner, and wanted to do something about it. Additionally, the statistics on dog and cat anxiety are quite high in not just Australia, but throughout the world. We spent countless days, and hours of testing and evaluating to finally create products to help with pet anxiety. Its purpose from day one is not only to help pets but also the “pawrents” who are trying to give their pets a joyful life.
2. How did you come up with the name Furlore?
The ‘Fur’ refers to the ‘fur babies’ and ‘Lore’ means traditions and culture. We want our products to be loved and remembered by all ‘fur babies and their ‘pawrents’ just as we always remember stories being handed down from generation to generation.
3. How does the Furlore calming bed relieve anxiety?
From the combinations of downy soft materials to the specific dimensions and shape, each of our products is engineered to release tension in pets and relieve their anxiety. They will feel hugged, secured and this allows them to curl up for a full night of undisturbed sleep.
4. Are Furlore calming beds good for pet travel?
Definitely! A study found that one of the most common reasons for anxiety in dogs and cats is travel. This is because they have to adapt to a totally different situation from their lovely home, so our portable calming products are the perfect choice to bring wherever you go. It also features a removable and machine washable cover for easy care as well as hygiene.
5. What colours do the beds come in?
Our products come in 8 luxurious colours that suit any household beautifully such as ombre grey, ombre khaki, dark grey, light grey, soft pink, light coffee, apricot, and gold.
It is recommended to make note of what things make your pets anxious and be mindful of this. If their anxiety is severe, always speak to a veterinarian or qualified pet behaviouralist to get to the bottom of your animal’s issues.
You can find out more information about Furlore, by following them on their socials or visiting their website: