So Much In Heat: Flank Spay Part 2

Timing is Everything  Summertime means many things. Lemonade, pools, flowers in bloom, and litters of kittens being born everywhere. Most of us know this is the time of year cats most commonly have their kittens, but did you know how soon after giving birth you can spay a cat? It might surprise you. Within 3 …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

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

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

The Heavy Truth About Feline Obesity

Is your cat fat? If so, he’s not alone. According to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 60% of American felines are overweight or obese. It can be easy to think a few extra pounds on your kitty just adds to his cuteness factor. It can’t be that big of a deal, right? Sadly, that’s …Read More

A Spotlight On Post Surgical Pet Care

Surgeries are an unpleasant, but necessary, part of life for people and pets. The days and weeks following any surgery are an important time of rest and recovery, and having a devoted caretaker at home is absolutely essential for proper healing to occur. We take post surgical pet care seriously at Pets In Stitches, which …Read More

A Smart Approach to a Big Problem: The Advantages of Flank Spays in Cats

Spring is in the air, and so are kittens. Heaps and heaps of kittens. At Pets in Stitches, we know this time of year is kitten season, and while those fluffy balls of fur are a lot of fun, they can be too much of a good thing. Spaying and neutering play an important role …Read More

The Scary Truth About Foreign Bodies in Pets

What do socks, corncobs, balls, shoes, hair ties, and pennies have in common? Among other infamous items known to tantalize bored, curious, or hungry pets, these household items can become foreign bodies in pets. It usually begins as a game, batting around objects as toys, but licking, chewing, and biting can quickly result in consumption. …Read More

Calm, Happy, And Fixed! The Many Benefits Of Spaying And Neutering Your Pets

It can certainly be fun to envision what your pet’s puppies, kittens, or bunnies would look like, and to imagine yourself surrounded by those adorable little fluff balls. However, having an intact pet comes with more responsibility than many people realize, and the risks of not spaying and neutering your pets far outweigh any potential …Read More

Critical Mass: All About Bumps in Pets

It is not unusual for animals to develop a lump here or a bump there, especially as they get older. So when is a growth something you need to worry about, and when is it something to just keep an eye on? Pets in Stitches wants you to know which bumps in pets are bad, …Read More