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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

Alternative Sterilization vs. Spay/Neuter

Discussing The Alternative You may not even realize there’s another sterilization option besides spay or neuter in dogs. What’s the main difference? With alternative sterilization you have the choice of a vasectomy or hysterectomy, which will spare the testicles and ovaries. Your dog will not be able to reproduce, yet will continue to produce sex …Read More

Leading a Diversity & Inclusion Webinar

Last week was an eventful one for our team! Along with incoming first year veterinary student Christina Whetsel, I recently led the Student American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series focused on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH). The webinar was hosted with the support of Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Veterinarians and their …Read More

Holy Shed!

As the temperature rises, you might be finding more fur than usual on your floor. This article has suggestions on how to keep your vacuum from getting clogged. More Heat, Less Fur Summertime! The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and your dog’s fur is likely exhibiting a mass exodus. So, is there anything …Read More

Keeping Your Family Safe From Zoonotic Diseases

Most people know that certain diseases can affect both pets and people, such as rabies and Lyme disease. Zoonotic diseases (transmitted from animals to humans) such as these can pose serious health risks. To protect yourself, family members, and your own pets, it’s crucial to have ongoing awareness and prevention tactics in place. The Gap …Read More