How to Ease Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety While Away

When the Dog Parents Are Away While the pandemic was in full force, people worked from home in higher numbers than ever before. Now, many are back to working outside of the home, in the office. We’re not sure how you feel about that transition, but we can assure you that your dog would prefer …Read More

Preventing Future Problems in Male Dogs

Warning: The following contains post-op pictures that are graphic. Though the purpose is for educational reference, viewer discretion is advised. Sometimes an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In this case, we’re talking about the nether regions of your male dog. Pets In Stitches staff will sometimes suggest a procedure called a …Read More

Sun Exposure for Dogs

As I watched my dog happily basking in the winter sun, snow all around, I wondered if pets need sun just like people do. Most of us know it’s important for people to get sun exposure, but did you know it’s key for pets too? In this article, we’re going to discuss the advantages of …Read More

A Healthier Mouth for a Happier Pup

Warning: The following contains post-op pictures that are graphic. Though the purpose is for educational reference, viewer discretion is advised. Up there in years but still a sprightly pup, Harley is a 12-year-old dachshund referred to Pets In Stitches in October 2020 for a dental cleaning and teeth extraction by Dr. Sue Rancurello. Due to …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

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

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

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

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

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