Our Blog

Difficult Times: Coping With Pet Loss

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet can be one of the hardest things we ever do. Our society doesn’t place much importance on the grief process in general, especially when it comes to pet loss. We can feel isolated and lonely just at the time when we need the most support.  Pets In Stitches realizes …Read More

How To Tell If Your Pet Is Sick (And What To Do About It)

Of all the things we wish our pets could tell us perhaps “I’m not feeling well, and here’s what’s wrong” is at the top of the list. After all, we know when our pet is happy, feeling good, and thriving…don’t we?  Most of the time, the answer is yes. But pets are also masters at …Read More

Great in Theory, Retractable Leashes Can Actually Be Dangerous

Whether it’s in the kitchen or the garage, the simpler the tool the more effective it is, right? A basic cheese grater or a classic hand-held wood planer not only gets the job done, but they clean up easily.  Similarly, a basic 6-foot leash is the right choice for a responsible dog owner. Although, retractable …Read More

Innie or Outie? Umbilical Hernias in Pets

Most of us probably haven’t thought much about it, but pets have belly buttons just like we do. As mammals, they are connected to their mother during pregnancy through an umbilical cord that falls off after birth. The belly button, or umbilicus, is typically just a cute little scar. Sometimes, though, umbilical hernias in pets …Read More

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