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True Care for a True Companion: Hank’s Surgery & Recovery

Hank is one of the sweetest dogs we have ever met! A 2-year-old American Bully, he soon became one of our most challenging patients. Hank is “brachycephalic”,  which means that he has a relatively broad, short skull. Not all of these dogs have health problems, but many have what is called “brachycephalic airway syndrome.” Hank …Read More

Cat Mating Season

With the arrival of Spring comes warm weather, longer days and kittens! Lots and lots of kittens. The cat mating season is upon us, so how can we best tend to the health and wellness of our cats during this time? Understanding the Reproductive Cycle of Cats What Does Being “In Heat” Mean? Simply put, …Read More

Sun Exposure for Dogs

As I watched my dog happily basking in the winter sun, snow all around, I wondered if pets need sun just like people do. Most of us know it’s important for people to get sun exposure, but did you know it’s key for pets too? In this article, we’re going to discuss the advantages of …Read More

A Healthier Mouth for a Happier Pup

Warning: The following contains post-op pictures that are graphic. Though the purpose is for educational reference, viewer discretion is advised. Up there in years but still a sprightly pup, Harley is a 12-year-old dachshund referred to Pets In Stitches in October 2020 for a dental cleaning and teeth extraction by Dr. Sue Rancurello. Due to …Read More

The Universal Language of Play

Unlikely Friendships You know those unlikely friendship animal videos? The ones that might have a rhino and a goat, or an orangutan and otter, or dog and cheetah? We’re big fans of those unusual friend stories and there’s something we’ve noticed. Read on for our epiphany. Everybody’s Best Friend A recurring theme is having a …Read More

Adapting to New Plans

Warning: The following contains post-op pictures that are graphic. Though the purpose is for educational reference, viewer discretion is advised. On September 8, 2020, Copper, a very sweet golden retriever, underwent surgery at Pets In Stitches to have a very large mass on the side of his abdomen removed. The mass was folding over, causing …Read More

Playtime Ideas for Your Cat

Sending Messages Has your cat been climbing over your keyboard as you try to work? Or pawing at the pages when you read a book? Your cat might be trying to communicate! Namely: “Let’s play!” Here are some ideas for activities to keep your feline friend stimulated and happy. Perks Why should you incorporate play …Read More

What Dog’s Think: Reading Dogs’ Emotions Isn’t innate, It’s Learned

Interpreting Indicators What your dog is  thinking has been the topic of countless movies, shows, comic strips, and books. Their body language can give us cues, but it might not be as natural as we think to interpret their communication. Recent research shows we can’t exactly read a dog’s emotions automatically. We learn this skill …Read More

Extra Measures of Love by Pets In Stitches

As Pleasant As Possible  When your furbaby gets handed over to us, we want to make the experience as pleasant as possible—for both you and your little loved one. We go above and beyond to ensure your pet is comfortable before, during, and after surgery.  Less Stress, More Healing Not only are these extra measures …Read More

Healthy Food Options for Your Rabbit

Bugs Bunny Was Wrong What’s up, doc? That iconic rabbit has actually led us astray. Carrots shouldn’t be a main food for bunnies. The tops of carrots are acceptable, though. Need suggestions beyond the carrot greens? What is good for your rabbit and what you should avoid is actually a bit complicated. That’s all due …Read More