Pandemic Wins and Losses

Shelter-in-place orders and social distancing helped clear shelters but present challenges Written By Lauren Cavagnolo Most Oklahomans recognize March 16 as the date Gov. Kevin Stitt declared an emergency in all 77 state counties due to the arrival of the novel coronavirus pandemic. It’s a date that also sent many animal rescue organizations scrambling to […] read more >

Acclimating Your Dog to the World

Acclimating Your Dog to the World (and Why It’s Important)              Written By Travis Brorsen Pet Expert, Trainer and TV Host   Nothing is more frustrating or embarrassing than taking your dog somewhere only to have him act like he’s never been beyond your front door. People stare, point, judge, and some might go as […] read more >

Boarding Spotlight: Woodland West Pet Resort

Caring for Tulsa pets for half a century and still growing By Anna Holton-Dean Photos by Cindy Alvarez For 54 years, the Clark family has been caring for animals of the Tulsa area. Dr. Ross Clark, CEO of Woodland West Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, was the founding DVM at Woodland Animal Hospital at 51st […] read more >

VACCINATIONS FOR YOUR DOG:

Dr. David Bailey of the Tulsa SPCA shares what you need to know By Kristi Eaton Just like with humans, man’s best friend needs the proper medications and vaccinations to stay healthy. Heartworms are a major consideration for your dog. Dr. David Bailey with the Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) […] read more >

Training Tips With Mary Green

BY Mary Green CPDT-KA: Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed; CDBC: Certified Dog Behavior Counselor; CNWI: Certified Nose Work Instructor; K9 Manners & More, Broken Arrow, Okla. TRAINING TIP:  Keep a leash on your door. When someone comes to the door, you can quickly leash your dog. It’s terrifying to think your pup could bolt out […] read more >

The Possum Is Awesome:

Man’s (Solitary) Other Best Friend Story and Photo by Kim Doner Over the years, I’ve lost count of how many people insist they want to turn wildlife into pets (or, worse, they bragged they had done so). The list has been endless: crows, raccoons, squirrels, owls and bunnies are the most common species desired. I […] read more >

Guinea Pig Basics for Owners

Do’s and Don’ts for a happy, healthy guinea pig By Lauren Cavagnolo Whether you bring them into your home or the classroom, guinea pigs—also known as cavies— can make great pets. But for first-time owners, there are some do’s and don’ts to be aware of before making a commitment. Guinea pigs were brought to Europe […] read more >

The Story of ‘Jughead’

Properly disposing of plastic containers can save pet lives                                                                                        By Sherri Goodall Photos Courtesy of Oklahoma Alliance for Animals Look at the picture on the left, then look at the picture on the right. Thankfully, the photo on the right is Jake (aka Jughead) today—a handsome fellow with a loving future and a new name. […] read more >

Edgewood Veterinary Hospital

One clinic, many decades of care By Bill Snyder Photos by Cindy Alvarez Just west of the 51st and Harvard intersection is one of Tulsa’s oldest continually operating veterinary clinics. Edgewood Veterinary Hospital caters to pets and their people by offering expert care in a comforting environment. Today, the clinic is owned by Dr. Hans […] read more >

WELCOME!

TulsaPets Magazine and its companion website TulsaPetsMagazine.com provide Tulsa pet owners with the perspectives of a bi-monthly magazine, the interactive, up-to-the-minute insights of a local news source, and the humane conscience and social media involvement of the Tulsa pet community. Only here will you find a one-step resource for local pet products, services and events as well as adoption and pet care information. All of it is sprinkled with lots of pictures of local pets!