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

Reason Versus Impulse: A Glimpse Into Why Dogs Eat Poop

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 …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

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

The Question of All Questions: What Age to Spay/Neuter Your Dog

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). …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

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

There are many benefits of spaying and neutering your pets, it is more than a convenience – it is a wise decision for your pet, for you, and for your community. Good for Your Pet Spaying your female pet lowers their risk of developing breast cancer, which is fatal in 90% of cats and fatal …Read More

Scooty Booty: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Anal Glands in Pets

Whether you know it or not, you are probably already familiar with the mighty anal gland. Be it the incessant butt drag, that mystery smell after your dog gets spooked by something, or an encounter with the wrong end of a skunk, most animal lovers have reluctantly become familiar with anal sacs at some point. …Read More