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Understanding the Basics of Rabbit Care


Rabbits are commonly mistaken for rodents, but they actually belong to the taxonomic order Lagomorpha. Varying in size between 8 to 20 inches long, rabbits boast powerful hind legs, a fluffy little tail, and a constantly twitching nose. Fluffy white,

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Why Spay Surgery is Important for the Health of Pets and the Community

Two Cute Domestic Short Hair cats snuggling

It’s a surgery that veterinarians have been performing for a long time, but it is an often underappreciated procedure. At Pets in Stitches, spay and neuter procedures are our focus and expertise. Let’s explore all of the reasons why spay

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How Pet Dental Health is Integral to Overall Wellness

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If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know just how painful it can be. Most of us also know how important oral hygiene is to overall health. But did you know our pets’ teeth are prone to the same problems?

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Proactive Pet Ownership: A Word on Pet Wellness

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In veterinary medicine today, pet wellness is the cornerstone of responsible pet care. Where once pets (generally) only saw their veterinarian for routine vaccinations and emergency care, a proactive approach is now recommended for pets of all ages. Just because

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Check Your List: Think Twice Before Giving Pets as Gifts

Getting a Puppy for Christmas

The idea of giving a pet as a gift is not a new one. We’ve all seen movies or read stories depicting the adorable new puppy or kitten waiting under the tree or popping out of a gift box, tied

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A Good Samaritan’s Guide to Trapping Feral Cats

cute purebred cat

If you have a free roaming cat population in your area, you probably know how quickly these groups can grow. While cats are very self-sufficient, these kinds of cat colonies are very susceptible to disease and injury. Pets in Stitches

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Why Spaying and Neutering Rabbits is Important

Cute rabbit sitting on marble surface

Many people are surprised to learn that spaying and neutering rabbits is actually in their best interest. Similar to dogs and cats, having a rabbit “fixed” supports health, longevity, and can make life more pleasant for your bunny (and for you).

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The Down and Dirty on Ear Tipping in Cats

You may be familiar with the image of that stray cat that mills around your neighborhood with part of his or her ear missing. Before you spend too much time thinking up fantastical stories about how that ear tip may

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Babies Having Babies:  Why Spaying Your Kitten is Important

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When we welcome a mischievous little ball of fluff into our heart, the last thing we are thinking about is that animal reproducing. However, cats can, and do, enter sexual maturity at a very young age. Feline owners need to

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Beyond the Spay or Neuter:  Hormone Sparing Pet Sterilizations


You have heard over and over to spay or neuter your pets, and there is good reason for this. The pet overpopulation problem is out of control, and there are documented health risks associated with unaltered pets. In recent years,

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Don't just take our word for it...

I live in California and was here visiting my family here in Ohio when my 10 month old puppy went into heat. Never wanting to experience THAT again, I was referred to your office by a friend of the family. From first contact, your staff was extremely helpful and informative, explaining the whole process and suggesting a date a few weeks later that my dog could be safely operated on.

On that morning, your staff explained to me, in person, step-by-step, exactly what was going to take place and answered any questions I had. Later that day, after surgery, I picked my dog up and took her home to recover. Your staff kindly called to check in the next day.I missed their call the first day and meant to call them back, but they were on the phone to me before I even got that far!

The concern and support of your staff was evident in every step of the process and to know that I could go to your website to seek visual confirmation that her surgery was healing correctly made me feel especially safe.

I just wanted to thank your staff for making this major surgery one of the easiest things I’ve ever done. your excellent care resulted in a remarkably speedy and stressless recovery, (for both my dog AND I.) Now that it’s over , I realize that I am feeling a great sense of relief.

I trusted you and you came through with what you promised: a reputable, safe, affordable, low-cost spay. Congratulations on your remarkable and stellar approach to such an important service.

Patricia Merritt, pet parent to Shiba