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Win tickets to Bark in the Park

posted July 26th, 2016 by
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Bark in the Park

What better way to get through the dog days of summer than to take in a ball game with man’s best friend? Summer isn’t quite over and there are still a few more opportunities to attend Bark in the Park and enjoy a Drillers game with your pooch starting tomorrow night.

Contest winner Marcy Kilhe and her pooch.

Contest winner Marcy Kilhe and her pooch.

Those attending should have up to date vaccination records for your dog on hand and plan to enter through either the Oil Derrick or Arvest/Brady Street Entrance. Dogs are free to get in.

Throughout the remainder of the season, make sure to keep an eye on the Tulsa Pets Magazine Facebook page and website for details on how to win a pair of tickets to a future Bark in the Park game. And a big congrats to all of our Bark in the Park ticket winners so far this season:

Anna Jarrell

Alexandra Kirkpatrick

Naomi Shockey

Tonya North

Marcy Kihle

Scott Bynum

Kellie Sundberg

Whether you win tickets from Tulsa Pets Magazine or not, be sure to snap a pic of you and your pooch enjoying the game and send it to l[email protected] or share it in the comments of the Bark in the Park post on the Tulsa Pets Magazine Facebook page. Pictures will be shared in a Bark in the Park gallery in a future blog post.

Remaining 2016 season Bark in the Park  nights:

Wednesday, July 27 @7:05 p.m. vs Springfield

Wednesday, August 10 @7:05 p.m. vs Midland

Wednesday August 24 @7:05 p.m. vs Arkansas

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Getting through the dog days of summer

posted July 5th, 2013 by
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I hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July!

As the summer fun continues, here are some new ideas for helping your furry friends beat the heat:

Puppy Ice Pops

Make your own frozen treats for your pups by freezing chicken or beef broth in ice cube trays. Make sure you are using fat-free, low sodium broth without any onion ingredients.

Serve them up to your pup for a crunchy treat or add a few to the water bowl to keep it cool and add some flavor.

For more frozen treat ideas, visit

Cool down

For some cool entertainment, try freezing one of your pet’s favorite toys or treats.

Fill a large container halfway with water and add the toy. Allow it to freeze, fill the rest of the way with water and put it back in the freezer.

Give your pooch the block of ice containing his favorite toy on a hot afternoon and let him have at it.

Chill out

And for the dogs (or cats!) who would most like to spend their time lounging, check out these cooling mats on Amazon:

Pressure activated, these mats require no electricity or water and cool pets down 7 to 9 degrees.

Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Summer Gives Pets More Outdoor Time but also Increased Risk of Costly Injuries

posted August 1st, 2012 by
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No. 1 pet insurer recommends pet parents protect themselves from unexpected veterinary bills.

SEATTLE (July 31, 2012) – Pets, like humans, enjoy being outdoors in the summertime.  However, unlike humans, most pets don’t carry the health insurance needed to offset expensive medical bills related to outdoor injuries.


Today, leading pet insurance provider Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & FoundationÒ (Healthy Paws) is urging pet parents to research and purchase a pet insurance policy for their best friend.  Since pets spend more time outside during the summer, the company sees a substantial increase in injuries and veterinary bills that can be quite costly for the uninsured.


Healthy Paws COO Steve Siadek said only 1% of U.S. pets are covered by pet insurance, which could mean financial hardship for pet parents if their pet requires extensive veterinary care.


“Pet insurance is an affordable option that pet parents should consider for financial peace of mind,” Siadek said.  “With today’s economic uncertainty, many ‘rainy day’ and ‘emergency’ funds are already being tapped into for everyday expenses and might not be available to help with a pet’s medical expenses.”


Healthy Paws CEO Rob Jackson said many of the injuries pets sustain during the summer involve knees and legs and are further aggravated by the fact that many pets will continue to stay active even after an injury occurs.


“Often times, it isn’t until a day or two later when a pet parent will notice their pet start to slow down and react to the injury,” Jackson said.  “Signs to be on the lookout for include lethargy and a predominant limp in pets that are still mobile.”


Jackson said it truly pays to have pet insurance, citing some of the common medical procedures Healthy Paws customers file claims for during the summer and their associated costs:


  • Knee injuries requiring cruciate ligament surgery:  $2,000 – $3,500
  • Fractures:  $2,680
  • Foreign body ingestion such as rocks, corncobs and sewing needles:  $2,550


Jackson said a policy with Healthy Paws covers as much as 90 percent of treatment with a deductible as little as $100. Healthy Paws is the only pet insurance that offers unlimited lifetime benefits with an annual deductible.


Regardless of which insurance provider a pet parent goes with this summer, it’s important they thoroughly research policies and understand the coverage.


“A good insurance company makes it easy to understand what a plan does and does not cover,” Jackson said.


Pet parents who are interested in learning more about Healthy Paws pet insurance plans may visit for a free quote.


About Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation®

Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation was co-founded by Steve Siadek and Robert Jackson in 2009 with the mission of helping pet parents give their pets the best veterinary care available while giving back to the animal welfare community.


Now, Healthy Paws is one of the leading pet insurers in the U.S. and ranked No. 1 by customers on  The company is backed by Aon Corporation, the world’s largest global insurance broker, and insurance policies are underwritten by Markel Corporation with over $1 billion in surplus.  For more information about Healthy Paws Pet Insurance & Foundation, or to receive a free quote, visit


Through their 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Healthy Paws Foundation, Healthy Paws provides cash grants to pet adoption organizations specifically for life-saving vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries and advanced medical treatments of homeless pets in their care. To learn more about their mission to save more homeless pets and how you can help, visit