What Dog’s Think: Reading Dogs’ Emotions Isn’t innate, It’s Learned
October 26, 2020
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
Alternative Sterilization vs. Spay/Neuter
August 17, 2020
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
July 7, 2020
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
Hypoallergenic Dogs: What’s The Hype?
December 17, 2019
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!
Great in Theory, Retractable Leashes Can Actually Be Dangerous
September 18, 2019
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
What’s The Importance of Dog Socialization and Training?
July 24, 2019
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
Reason Versus Impulse: A Glimpse Into Why Dogs Eat Poop
June 20, 2019
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
A Spotlight On Post Surgical Pet Care
July 25, 2018
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
The Scary Truth About Foreign Bodies in Pets
November 29, 2017
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.
The Question of All Questions: What Age to Spay/Neuter Your Dog
November 15, 2017
It may seem like a straightforward question, but surprisingly, “When is the right time is to spay or neuter your dog?” may be one of the trickiest questions out there. For rabbits and cats, the answer is fairly straightforward (4-6 months of age for the former and by 5 months of age for the latter).