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Win tickets to Wednesday’s Bark in the Park

posted July 17th, 2017 by
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Bark in the Park

If you have not been to a Driller’s Bark in the Park game this season, don’t miss your chance to snag tickets. Later today, Tulsa Pets Magazine will give away a pair of tickets to Wednesday night’s game.

The perfect summer activity, the winners will be able to enjoy America’s favorite past time along with their pooch. The Tulsa Drillers will play Arkansas at 7:05 p.m.

As always, attending dogs should be up to date on vaccines and enter through the Oil Derrick or Arvest Brady Street entrance. Dogs are only permitted in the general admission lawn section or Budweiser Terrace.

Visit to win.

Remaining 2017 Bark in the Park nights at ONEOK Field

July 19 vs. Arkansas

Aug. 2 vs. Springfield

Aug. 16 vs. Corpus Christi

Aug. 30 vs. NW Arkansas

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

PetZone returns to Blue Dome for 2nd year

posted May 16th, 2017 by
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PetZone returns to Blue Dome for 2nd year

The Blue Dome Arts Festival welcomes back the PetZone for its second year.

Presented by Dr. Chet Thomas of City Veterinary Hospital of Tulsa, the PetZone provides a fun space geared toward dogs during the annual festival.

The backyard space will include sod, shade, water, a picket fence and will feature local pet businesses and organizations.

Tulsa SPCA and Oklahoma Alliance for Animals will host pet adoptions. OAA will also be offering microchipping. PetsWell Pantry, Tulsa’s only food truck for pets, will have plenty of treats on hand and Dr. Thomas will host Q&A sessions and offer nail grindings.

Other PetZone participants this year include:

KC Landscape Design

Bouse Fur House


Companions Forever Pet Memorial

GracieLand Hound Dog Hotel

Rebecca Blacksher Art

Jessica Doll Art

Dogs Poop We Scoop – DPWS

All pets must be registered and check in upon arrival. At check in, each pet will receive a treat and Blue Dome bandana which will show they have checked in.

Owners are asked to clean up after their pet and assume full responsibility for actions of their furry friends.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]







Win Roughnecks Bark in the Park Tickets

posted May 4th, 2017 by
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Bark in the Park is back for another season!

This year, in addition to the Drillers games, there will also be a Bark in the Park night during a Roughnecks match for the first time.

Two Tulsa Pets Magazine readers will win 2 tickets to the Roughnecks match against the Vancouver Whitecaps at 7 p.m. May 11, 2 scarves and 2 T-shirts each. The giveaway will be first come, first served on at noon on May 8.

As always, attending dogs should be up to date on vaccines and enter through the Oil Derrick or Arvest Brady Street entrance. Dogs are only permitted in the general admission lawn section or Budweiser Terrace.

Keep your eye on Tulsa Pets Magazine’s website and Facebook page for future Bark in the Park giveaways as well.

Bark in the Park nights at ONEOK Field 2017

May 31 vs. San Antonio

June 14 vs. NW Arkansas

July 19 vs. Arkansas

Aug. 2 vs. Springfield

Aug. 16 vs. Corpus Christi

Aug. 30 vs. NW Arkansas

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Botanic Garden Dog Night is back

posted April 5th, 2017 by
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If you have not yet made the trek about 8 miles north of downtown to see the amazing sights at the Tulsa Botanic Garden, this is the perfect opportunity for any dog lover.

Thursday, April 6, will kick off the first dog night of the season at the Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive.

From 5-8 p.m., leashed dogs are welcome to explore the gardens with their owners. Dog Night

The Tulsa SPCA‘s mobile adoption unit will be on site with adoptable animals. PetsWell Pantry will be passing out samples of fresh, organic dog food and treats.

Dog Night will take place 5-8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month through August. Dogs must also be up to date on vaccinations and registration and only one dog per person. Please plan to clean up after your dog while visiting the gardens.

The event is free for Garden members and their dogs; Admission is $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3-12; $4 per dog for non-members.

For those who attend be, sure to snap a pic of your pooch and send it to me at [email protected] for use in a future post.

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]


Chiropractic care beneficial for pets

posted February 21st, 2017 by
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Holistic healthcare for our families, both human and furry members, continues to gain popularity. If you haven’t had a chance to read about Dr. Corinna Tressler and her work with acupuncture, be sure to pick up the January/February issue of Tulsa Pets Magazine or read it online.

Also falling under the umbrella of holistic healthcare is chiropractic care, an Eastern medicine approach that deals primarily with the mechanics of the spine and associated joints. Exams include adjustments or a short, controlled thrust by hand directed at a joint to improve function and motion.

Dr. Willa Weisel, DC, CAC,bonnie_dr_duree_shoulder_adj_236x300 is a doctor of chiropractic care who is also certified in animal chiropractic through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Her practice, American Chiropractic Clinic, is located in Shawnee but she makes monthly visits to Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Norman.

Many pet owners who seek chiropractic care for their animals do so because of an injury.

“If you have a dog or a cat, you know they have a tendency to be very active and to jump on and off of things. And that very thing is what can be the start of repetitive stressor that leads to a real significant disability for them,” Weisel said. “It’s almost always the case that I don’t see that dog or cat or horse until the problem is so big that it is really disabling for the animal.”

Weisel is also involved with a variety of canine sports and will attend agility trials and other events to adjust dogs that become injured on the spot.

“If you have a dog that is involved with sports, agility, fly ball, discs, those types of things, they are athletes just like you and I are athletes if we are out playing volleyball or running track,” Weisel added. “So they need to get checked. They are going to have problems just from the repetitive stress exerting themselves in a physical nature like that.”

While chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary care, it does offer a drug-free and noninvasive approach that can be used preventatively as a wellness tool in addition to treatment for existing problems.

“It should be a wellness treatment, a supportive treatment,” Weisel said. “We all have bumps and grinds, everyday.”

Though Weisel began her career focusing on chiropractic for people, her first animal adjustment happened by chance in 1988. A client who wanted her to adjust a foal born with an S-curve in its back approached Weisel and she agreed to take a look at the horse and give it a try.

“I went out there and this little horse was really cute. She couldn’t go backwards and she couldn’t go to the right and so she had kind of adapted to that,” Weisel recalled. “She had taken the horse several places and they had all advised her to euthanize the horse and she just couldn’t bring herself to do it. This little horse was not thriving though. She had diarrhea and she wasn’t processing food. I made one simple adjustment on her pelvis and it was so interesting … I can still see this blonde little horse, she turned around and she touched her nose right on her butt to the right and then she galloped off to the right and kicked her heels up and came back around.”

From that moment on, Weisel knew she would pursue expanding her practice to animals. Shortly after becoming certified through the AVCA, Weisel moved to Oklahoma and opened her practice in Shawnee in 2006.

In addition to the cats and dogs that visit her in the office, Weisel has had the chance to work with goats, sheep, a rabbit, a duck and even a llama.

“I was very much interested in pursuing that part of my practice and it has just grown and I love it,” Weisel said.

Weisel books appointments in Oklahoma City the first Saturday of the month, in Tulsa the third Saturday of the month and in Norman the second Tuesday of the month. To make an appointment, call 405-275-6363. You can learn more about Weisel and her clinic at or follow her Facebook page.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, l[email protected].

Tulsa’s first puppy bowl

posted February 2nd, 2017 by
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Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl has been a welcome addition to Super Bowl Sunday for the past 13 years bringing together America’s love of dogs and football. This year, Tulsa gets its very own Puppy Bowl to add to the mix.

Saturday, Feb. 4, stop by R Bar and Grill between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as the Tulsa SPCA and Humane Society of Tulsa showcase 20 of their adoptable puppies. All dogs will be available for adoption from their prospective rescue. The event is free and donations are encouraged.

Also on Saturday, Midtown Kia will be hosting a Super Bowl Adoption Paw-ty. Oklahoma Alliance for Animals and Horizon Animal Heroes will be on site from noon to 4 p.m. In addition to adoptable animals, there will also be $10 microchipping with registration, free pet tags, free hot dogs, face painting and raffle items.

And of course, don’t forget to watch Puppy Bowl XIII on Animal Planet at 2 p.m. Sunday.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

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