Lost and Found: How Pet Microchipping Technology Can Benefit You

It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare. You return home, expecting to be welcomed by the usual jingling collar and doggy kisses, or by the familiar purring as your cat winds around your ankles. You turn the knob and open the door, but you are only greeted by silence. Even the most responsible pet owners can’t guarantee that …Read More

Pet Parasites: The Importance of Screening and Protection

Pet parasites are pesky all year long, but spring does encourage their proliferation. The warm weather and increased amounts of rain bring to life, not only the blossoms, but also many viruses and parasites. Because most of us enjoy being out-and-about with our pets during the warmer months, it’s important to understand the risks that …Read More

Why Spay Surgery is Important for the Health of Pets and the Community

It’s a surgery that veterinarians have been performing for a long time, but it is an often underappreciated procedure. At Pets in Stitches, spay and neuter procedures are our focus and expertise. Let’s explore all of the reasons why spay surgery is a healthy and responsible choice. Why is Spay Surgery Important? Having your pets spayed …Read More

How Pet Dental Health is Integral to Overall Wellness

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know just how painful it can be. Most of us also know how important oral hygiene is to overall health. But did you know our pets’ teeth are prone to the same problems? Many pets suffer unnecessary pain, tooth loss, worn teeth, and dental disease because pet owners …Read More

Proactive Pet Ownership: A Word on Pet Wellness

In veterinary medicine today, pet wellness is the cornerstone of responsible pet care. Where once pets (generally) only saw their veterinarian for routine vaccinations and emergency care, a proactive approach is now recommended for pets of all ages. Just because your sweet pet seems to be happy and healthy on the outside, doesn’t mean that …Read More

Check Your List: Think Twice Before Giving Pets as Gifts

The idea of giving a pet as a gift is not a new one. We’ve all seen movies or read stories depicting the adorable new puppy or kitten waiting under the tree or popping out of a gift box, tied with a pretty red bow. Although the excitement of a new pet can’t be beat, …Read More

Beyond the Spay or Neuter: Hormone Sparing Pet Sterilizations

You have heard over and over to spay or neuter your pets, and there is good reason for this. The pet overpopulation problem is out of control, and there are documented health risks associated with unaltered pets. In recent years, however, it has come to light that removing the hormones from the pet may not …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