Since joining Pet Age more than two years ago, I’ve witnessed several landmark events—including acquisitions, recalls and retirements—that have helped shape the pet industry. And although Pet Age will be observing its 48th anniversary in a few months, I have much to celebrate this month.
As we put the February issue to bed, I am honored to serve as Editor-in-Chief of Pet Age, which is stronger than ever. I am proud and fortunate to work with two amazing assistant editors, Megan Jander and Joanna Tong, who are committed to producing the best content available to our readers.
My team is delighted to present the issue that you have before you, and our readers will find it contains a plethora of information in an attractive and easy-to-read design. February is National Pet Dental Health Month and, of course, we dedicate our cover story to that significant topic and how today’s dental products are having a huge impact on pet health.
Joey Herrick, the founder of Lucy Pet Products and a 2016 recipient of Pet Age’s Icon Award, is the subject of Five Questions for February, while Stella & Chewy’s CMO Mark Sapir answers our Back Story profile questions. In addition, the products included throughout this issue extend over a wide range of pet categories, from freeze-dried treats in the Focus On section to appropriate products for keeping the colorful clownfish in this edition’s Pet of the Month.
As the leading media brand in the pet industry, Pet Age engages our audience in a variety of manners. Obviously we publish a monthly magazine, which is also available in a digital format on our website, www.petage.com. We post additional and expanded content on the website, while also keeping our subscribers informed via our weekly e-newsletter and sharing breaking news on our different social media platforms. No matter the format, our goal is to offer easy-to-understand content that is unique, compelling, entertaining and informative.
Pet Age is committed to sharing the knowledge we gain from meeting many of the thousands of manufacturers, distributors, retailers and other members of the industry throughout the year, and a few months ago we launched TAiLS & toys, a consumer website dedicated to all things pet-related, from product spotlights, videos and photos to pet stories, listicles and quizzes.
Lastly, I want to thank those who made this issue possible and who have helped Pet Age come this far. With much gratitude to all our supporters, contributors and pet industry friends, we are proud to be Pet Age, and we wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you, and enjoy!
Glenn A. Polyn