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More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Cat Mating Season

Ahhh, spring is in the air. The air is warmer, flowers are blooming, and… the birds and the bees are in full swing. Cat mating season is upon us, and if you have an intact pet, or your yard is simply home to a feral population, you probably haven’t missed that fact. So what do …Read More

Pyometra Takes a Bite Out of Life!

Recently, thirteen-year-old, Sugar, was brought to Pets In Stitches when she faced a life threatening situation – pyometra. This means her uterus was infected. She had lost weight, energy, and appetite and death was knocking at her door. Her owners were distraught over the thought of losing their beloved companion. The infection in Sugar’s uterus …Read More

We Are Grateful For…

… dogs that exhibit warning signs of their stress. Such signs can be very, very subtle. Those veterinary professionals with years of experience will recognize such signals and respond appropriately to the patient. Some pet parents will not recognize these signs and sometimes are reluctant to accept that their pet needs special handling. Trust your …Read More

Ovary Sparing Spays and Vasectomies Now Offered!

Alternatives to traditional spay and neuter are here to stay! (A condensed version of a longer article by our Dr. Rastetter published in several national breed publications.) For many years the decision to neuter or leave a dog intact has rested on a foundation of science, dogma, and culture. Several recent peer-reviewed studies based on …Read More

Tattooing My Pet When Spayed or Neutered? Why?!

If your pet is spayed or neutered at Pets In Stitches, you’ll find out that we tattoo after surgery. Why though? It’s pretty simple… to save lives and prevent future surgeries. Scars left from a spay can be fairly small and slight – difficult to differentiate a scar from a spay, a healed scratch, or …Read More