Digging through all the new developments in the pet world for all you cool cats and kittens are Marc-Andre and Iain Runcie-Unger of popular pet blog Katzenworld. If your moggy has been moping while you’re locked down together, read on for tips to keep them content and back to making biscuits, and what it is about the pet blogging community that keeps Marc-Andre feeling all things feline.
What keeps you enthusiastic about the pet blogging sphere?
All the changes and new developments that come about in the pet world are simply amazing. And if it wasn’t for us pet bloggers reporting on them and analysing them for the larger public, who else would be able to dig through them all?
What’s your favourite thing to post about and why?
Trends in new connected technology for pets, due to the improvements they offer for both humans and pet companions alike.
How have you had to change your approach and content now that people are self-isolating with their pets?
There are a lot more tips and advice posts around how to deal with the things you need to do as a pet guardian during lockdown. What if your pet is poorly and you’d normally rush to the vet immediately? When should you go, and how else can you get advice?
What would be your top pieces of advice for keeping pets entertained/not freaked out by how much more time they get to spend with their humans right now?
Make sure they have a safe location in your house. A cosy hiding space or pet bed, for example, that allows them to retreat and spend time on their own!
What is the weirdest thing your pets have done?
One of our cats snuck over to the neighbour to steal food from their lunch.
What’s your take on exotic pets, and how can people be dissuaded from buying animals that aren’t suited to living so closely with people?
While people are often attracted by unusual exotic pets, I would always advise doing your research first! Many exotic pets or even exotic breeds of cats are not suited to living like your regular moggy.
Which animal charities should people be supporting?
International Cat Care, as they provide a wealth of advice to cat owners, vets and fellow charities while also actively supporting global welfare efforts in the cat world.
How do you collaborate with brands, and which kind of brands do you really like working with?
It really depends on each brand but I always try to make it a fun two-way communication. I like working with brands that see you as a long-term partner and not just the blog of this week’s collaboration.
For PRs looking to work with you and your blog/website, how would you prefer they approach you and with what kind of content?
Via email first as we are all often busy during the day with our daytime jobs. Make sure all content is cat focused! While other pets can of course take part we really do not like mass emails that focus on other animals with hardly any reference to cats.