Editors Letters Category

Apr 7, 2017

C’mon Get Slappy!

It’s slap-ya-mama good!” So many unique aspects attracted me to Pet Age last year, and even more have compelled me not to regret my decision to come on board. One aspect in particular made an immediate and lasting impression on me: The wide divergence of people and cultures one encounters in the pet industry. Last […]

Mar 14, 2017

Four-Legged Ambassadors

The first quarter of 2017 has been anything but casual for Pet Age. We attended the Greater Philadelphia Pet Expo and the Pet Industry Leadership Conference in January. We covered the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and were present at both Groom Expo West and Super Pet Expo in February. This month, of course, […]

Feb 10, 2017

It’s Dental Time

Oral health is a major part of an animal’s overall health. While February is National Pet Dental Health Month, it’s vital for pet owners to know they should practice a regular dental care routine at home. Yearly vet exams of a pet’s teeth and gums are also recommended. To address the significance of oral health […]

Jan 10, 2017

Change is Good

As we enter 2017, I can’t help but examine my life. I love my family, I am in good health, and my work is exhilarating. Contentment, however, does not mean standing still but rather thinking about ways to improve. The best time to change is when you’re feeling great about yourself. Do you love who […]

Dec 20, 2016

Glance Back, Move Forward

When I was presented with the mission of writing a retrospective of the past 45 years of the pet industry, I initially found it to be a daunting task. As I studied the history of this wonderfully diverse field, reflecting the progress of education and technology, it’s impossible to ignore how much we have changed […]

Dec 19, 2016

Always in Vogue

This being the winter holiday season, it was easy for assistant editor Colleen Murphy to find content for the Pet Age cover story on the pet industry’s passion for fashion (p. 12). Clothing has become a very popular trend among pet owners, especially for consumers who own a dog. According to the 2015-2016 APPA National […]

Nov 4, 2016

Delivering Diversity

As I perused the contents of the November issue for a theme to inspire my first Editor’s Note since joining Pet Age, I realized that I was unable to limit myself to a single subject. There are too many exciting topics packed into this issue to examine just one in my Editor’s Letter. Take the […]

Oct 6, 2016

Uncharted Territory

As someone who had yet to be involved on the back end of the pet industry (that is, past the line of consumerism), I had little idea what to expect when I began at Pet Age. Compound that with the fact that I was a recent college graduate and you begin to understand that I […]

Sep 12, 2016

It Was 45 Years Ago Today

Welcome to our 45th Anniversary issue! It’s quite a milestone for a magazine to still be going strong after 45 years. It’s also a milestone I share with Pet Age, as I’m two months older than this publication. According to tradition, the gift for the forty-fifth year is sapphires. I’ve always been more partial to […]

Aug 1, 2016

A Change Will Do You Good

This is a milestone issue you hold in your hands. On top of our normal coverage of all that is new and noteworthy in the pet industry, we’ve got other really big things going on in this issue. The first thing you are likely to notice is our redesign. The Pet Age team has been […]

Jul 6, 2016

Getting My Feet Wet

As I mentioned in my last letter, I’m in the planning stages of setting up my first saltwater tank. My eventual goal is to have a mini reef tank with corals, clams, fish and other interesting and beautiful organisms. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and talking to marine tank keepers so I will […]

Jun 2, 2016

Road Dogs

Pets get to go on summer vacations, too.


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