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Thank You For Checking Out Creatures Corner!

Thank You For Checking Out Creatures Corner!

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

December 9, 2012

I hope everyone received helpful advice by looking at my blogs and articles for the college paper. Also, I hope everyone has gained some knowledge when it comes to taking care of your pets health. The thing is, animals don’t speak to us and tell us that they don’t feel good. So it makes it harder...

Safety Precaustions To Take To Keep Your Pet Safe During The Christmas Holiday

Safety Precaustions To Take To Keep Your Pet Safe During The Christmas Holiday

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

December 6, 2012

The exciting part of the year is coming our way. Christmas time is a time that many Americans look forward to. Decorating the house and the Christmas tree, opening presents, and spending time with families. It’s always nice to have the household pet celebrate the holiday season as well. The question...

Rabbits Need Veterinary Care Too! Some Signs Of Illness To Look Out For In Your Pet Rabbit.

Rabbits Need Veterinary Care Too!  Some Signs Of Illness To Look Out For In Your Pet Rabbit.

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

November 24, 2012

Most individuals think the only animals that need to be seen by a veterinarian are dogs and cats. Unfortunately, almost any type of animal needs to be seen by a veterinarian. This includes your typical pocket pets, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets. In fact, rabbits should technically be seen...

What’s Up Doc?

What's Up Doc?

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

November 24, 2012

Giving your rabbit a fresh and healthy diet is a very important aspect to a rabbits health. Many people look at the cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, and automatically think a rabbits diet consists of carrots. This is false. Carrots can be given as a treat in small amounts every once in a while. Carrots...

Keeping Your Pet Safe During The Holidays

Keeping Your Pet Safe During The Holidays

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

November 19, 2012

It’s that time a year where families all throughout the United States celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas and other festive holidays with a fresh home cooked meal. People look forward to all the favorites such as turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, and of course a delicious pie etc....

Keep Pets Warm During The Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy

Keep Pets Warm During The Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

November 8, 2012

I hope everyone is doing well from Hurricane Sandy. In addition, I hope all of your furry friends are safe as well. Throughout New York, many families are experiencing power outages. Temperatures are dropping and it’s important to keep everyone warm, including any pets. Unfortunately it’s a tough...

Ear Infections In Canines

Ear Infections In Canines

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

November 8, 2012

Did you notice your dog excessively itching his/her ears or shaking his/her head constantly? These are some common sides of an ear infection. Ear infections are common in canines that have “droopy” ears, such as Golden Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels. The reason for this is that their ears are...

Veterinary Care for a Senior Dog

Veterinary Care for a Senior Dog

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

Is your dog getting to the point where he/she does not have as much “spunk” anymore like he/she used to? This is considered normal in an older dog to a certain extent. It’s just like an older person. They cant do things like they used to do when they were younger. This does not mean that senior...

Toxicity of Chocolate in Canines

Toxicity of Chocolate in Canines

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

It’s that time of year again. Halloween has just past and candy is plentiful. Trick or treating with the kids, dressing up the kids and pets in costumes, and taking safety precautions by looking through a child’s candy bucket. While looking through the candy bag, make sure certain precautions...

Importance of Pet Grooming to an Animals Health

Importance of Pet Grooming to an Animals Health

Katherine Wirth, Staff Writer

October 19, 2012

There are many responsibilities to owning any type of animal, especially a dog or a cat. They have to be pampered just like children. For example, dogs need to be fed and walked throughout the day. Also, they need to be seen by a veterinarian at least once a year. Just obtaining an animal can be a...

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