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What’s The Importance of Dog Socialization and Training?

Why do some dogs easily meet strangers and handle strange situations, and others cower in fear, or worse, become aggressive? There are many factors, but one main reason is proper dog socialization and training. Whether you have a new puppy or an older dog, the benefits of spending time and energy in these two areas …Read More

Reason Versus Impulse: A Glimpse Into Why Dogs Eat Poop

There are plenty of quirky behaviors specific to dogs, but quite possibly the most disgusting among them is eating poop, otherwise known as coprophagy. While this behavior is 100% normal, the fact that dogs eat poop can place owners at odds with their best friends. The good news is that there are reasons why they’re …Read More

Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Return: The Essence of Cat Colony Care

Regardless of how people feel about feral cats, the fact is, they are out there – and, in some places, numbers are abundant. The single most effective way to handle feral cat populations is to manage their numbers with the Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, and Return (TNVR) method. This internationally accepted, humane approach not only controls …Read More

A Pain in the (R)ear:  All About Pet Ear Infections

Our animal friends suffer from ear infections too. Pet ear infections can be painful for the animal and frustrating for their caretakers. As pet lovers it is up to us to prevent them when possible, recognize them quickly, and treat them in an effective manner.  Pets in Stitches is here to help you help your …Read More

Plants, Foods, and Medicines, Oh My! Common Pet Toxins

We love our pets and want to take the very best care of them we can. We do everything we can to protect them – such as microchipping, parasite control, and making sure they’re up to date on their vaccinations (among other safety precautions). But even with all the care and concern we show our …Read More

The Truth of the Matter: Periodontal Disease In Pets

Your pet may not need to smile for the camera, but their teeth do matter. If left untreated, what you may think of as normal “doggy breath” can quickly progress to full blown periodontal disease.   Also known as dental disease, periodontal disease in pets is the progressive inflammation of the supporting structures of the …Read More

The Heavy Truth About Feline Obesity

Is your cat fat? If so, he’s not alone. According to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 60% of American felines are overweight or obese. It can be easy to think a few extra pounds on your kitty just adds to his cuteness factor. It can’t be that big of a deal, right? Sadly, that’s …Read More

Coming Out on Top: Pets In Stitches Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

As we wrap 2018 up with a bow, the time has come for us to take a look at Pets in Stitches’ mark on 2018 by way of our pet care blogs. The blog is a pleasure to write and publish, and we hope it provides you with useful information about Dayton pet care and …Read More

Overcharged or Undervalued? What is the Real Cost of Veterinary Care?

The cost of owning a pet seems to be constantly increasing. Even paying for routine items and services such as pet food, parasite prevention, and grooming can put a strain on one’s pocketbook. If you’ve been in to see us at Pets In Stitches, you know we offer an affordable alternative for routine services. However, …Read More

Affordable and Amazing: All About Our Veterinary Technology Teaching Program

Whether you’re a new client or you’ve been bringing your pet in to see us for years, you’re probably aware of the compassionate care and high level of service your pet receives each and every time they Pets In Stitches. However, did you know that in addition to being a state-of-the-art medical facility, we’re also …Read More