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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

Kitten in a Box

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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More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Cat Mating Season


Ahhh, spring is in the air. The air is warmer, flowers are blooming, and… the birds and the bees are in full swing. Cat mating season is upon us, and if you have an intact pet, or your yard is

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Pyometra Takes a Bite Out of Life!


Sugar came into Pets In Stitches losing the battle for her life. Read about her experience and how an infected uterus can affect our female pets. Pets In Stitches Fall 2015 Newsletter

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We are grateful for…

Body Language of Fear in Dogs

…dogs that exhibit warning signs of their stress. Such signs can be very, very subtle. Those veterinary professionals with years of experience will recognize such signals and respond appropriately to the patient. Some pet parents will not recognize these signs

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Ovary Sparing Spays and Vasectomies now offered!

Dr. Rastetter and Tatyana, her first Ovary Sparing Spay

New advanced options for preventing pregnancy other than traditional spay and neuter are now available at Pets In Stitches. Read the Pets In Stitches Summer 2015 Newsletter to learn more!

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Tattooing my pet when spayed or neutered? Why?!?!

Dog Spay Tattoo

If your pet is spayed or neutered at Pets In Stitches, you’ll find out that we tattoo after surgery. Why though? It’s pretty simple…to save lives and prevent future surgeries. Scars left from a spay can be fairly small and

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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