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Carbon Pawprint: The Principles of Green Pet Ownership

Taking the Earth into consideration has become like second nature for so many of us; tossing that can into the recycle bin, filling up a reusable water bottle, or repurposing/repairing an old item instead of buying new, and other simple habits can make a big impact. We can take it a step further with ideas …Read More

Cheers to That! Pets In Stitches’ Top 5 Blogs of 2019

As we move into a new year, you may have been bombarded by the social media storm. In addition to all the marketing, marking the passage of time often happens at this time of year when we see all those past pictures of children and babies, or sometimes a picture of our pet from earlier …Read More

Hypoallergenic Dogs: What’s The Hype?

If you are allergic to dogs, you may be all too familiar with sneezing, watery eyes, and coughing that go along with being in the presence of a canine friend. But maybe you’ve been wondering or wishing that it wasn’t so. After all, there’s nothing quite like having a four-legged pal to enjoy life with!  …Read More

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