The Universal Language of Play

Unlikely Friendships You know those unlikely friendship animal videos? The ones that might have a rhino and a goat, or an orangutan and otter, or dog and cheetah? We’re big fans of those unusual friend stories and there’s something we’ve noticed. Read on for our epiphany. Everybody’s Best Friend A recurring theme is having a …Read More

Leading a Diversity & Inclusion Webinar

Last week was an eventful one for our team! Along with incoming first year veterinary student Christina Whetsel, I recently led the Student American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Webinar Series focused on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH). The webinar was hosted with the support of Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Veterinarians and their …Read More

Keeping Your Family Safe From Zoonotic Diseases

Most people know that certain diseases can affect both pets and people, such as rabies and Lyme disease. Zoonotic diseases (transmitted from animals to humans) such as these can pose serious health risks. To protect yourself, family members, and your own pets, it’s crucial to have ongoing awareness and prevention tactics in place. The Gap …Read More

Carbon Pawprint: The Principles of Green Pet Ownership

Taking the Earth into consideration has become like second nature for so many of us; tossing that can into the recycle bin, filling up a reusable water bottle, or repurposing/repairing an old item instead of buying new, and other simple habits can make a big impact. We can take it a step further with ideas …Read More

Cheers to That! Pets In Stitches’ Top 5 Blogs of 2019

As we move into a new year, you may have been bombarded by the social media storm. In addition to all the marketing, marking the passage of time often happens at this time of year when we see all those past pictures of children and babies, or sometimes a picture of our pet from earlier …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

Difficult Times: Coping With Pet Loss

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet can be one of the hardest things we ever do. Our society doesn’t place much importance on the grief process in general, especially when it comes to pet loss. We can feel isolated and lonely just at the time when we need the most support.  Pets In Stitches realizes …Read More

How To Tell If Your Pet Is Sick (And What To Do About It)

Of all the things we wish our pets could tell us perhaps “I’m not feeling well, and here’s what’s wrong” is at the top of the list. After all, we know when our pet is happy, feeling good, and thriving…don’t we?  Most of the time, the answer is yes. But pets are also masters at …Read More

Innie or Outie? Umbilical Hernias in Pets

Most of us probably haven’t thought much about it, but pets have belly buttons just like we do. As mammals, they are connected to their mother during pregnancy through an umbilical cord that falls off after birth. The belly button, or umbilicus, is typically just a cute little scar. Sometimes, though, umbilical hernias in pets …Read More

A Pain in the (R)ear:  All About Pet Ear Infections

Our animal friends suffer from ear infections too. Pet ear infections can be painful for the animal and frustrating for their caretakers. As pet lovers it is up to us to prevent them when possible, recognize them quickly, and treat them in an effective manner.  Pets in Stitches is here to help you help your …Read More