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A Message Regarding COVID-19

A Message Regarding COVID-19

Dear 2 Paws Up family, We understand that everyone has questions and concerns about the coronavirus, so we wanted to reach out to you and share what we are doing to keep your households and pets healthy, safe, and comfortable as we continue our services. We are...

Underweight Dogs

Underweight Dogs

There are many resources available to deal with a chubby puppy, but fewer resources to help an underweight dog gain weight. Dogs can sometimes struggle to maintain healthy body weight for various reasons and when recovering from protracted illness or a surgical...

Weight Loss Coaching for Dogs

Weight Loss Coaching for Dogs

In the Clinician’s Brief of 2013 from the 12th Annual American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) Clinical Nutrition & Research Symposium showed a fascinating study relevant to the care and feeding our barking four-legged friends. It seems that dogs lose more...

A Doggy and Me Diet Book

A Doggy and Me Diet Book

October 12 is the annual date of National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. It was also the day in 2011 that Peggy Frezon chose to release her book Dieting with My Dog. Peggy Frezon has shared her weight loss experience with her dog and decided to write about their joined...

Weighing Your Dog at Home

Weighing Your Dog at Home

While we may not get a treat every time we step on the scale, your dog may, especially if he stays still and the vet encourages good behavior with positive reinforcement. However, pet owners should also keep aware of their pet’s weight and occasionally weight them at...

Finding Your Dog’s Healthy Weight

Finding Your Dog’s Healthy Weight

Each dog is unique and can vary in size even within their breeds. The “average” weight for a cockapoo is impossible to determine. Each breed has its own unique physical characteristics. While the breed standard weight of two breeds could be 45 pounds, the breeds could...

6 Reasons Why Your Dog Needs Exercise

6 Reasons Why Your Dog Needs Exercise

Dogs have a unique way of bringing the best out of us and we love them for it.  But it's not just all about good times and companionship - it's about good physical and mental health too.  Just as exercise is important for our health it is likewise important to our...

Battling Pet Obesity

Battling Pet Obesity

Battling Pet Obesity with the Healthy Weight Protocol Pet obesity is a serious health threat to our beloved animal companions. Obesity does not affect just humans. Domestic pets also are facing an obesity epidemic. Veterinary science is doing increased research into...

Should I Have a Cancer Specialist for My Cat

Should I Have a Cancer Specialist for My Cat

There are many common cancers out there that are seen in cats. A few of these are lymphoma, and cell tumors. These are the standards ones that most people are used to and that they see on a regular basis. There is a ton of information out there that will tell you how...

Why is it That Some Dogs Are Aggressive

Why is it That Some Dogs Are Aggressive

Aggression is very scary when you are not used to it, it can scare the person who the dog does not like and it can also scare the pet owner. There is a possibility that the owner of a pet may be responsible when harm is inflicted on another person. There are many...

FeLV and FIV Infections in Cats

FeLV and FIV Infections in Cats

Of all the infectious diseases in cats, none are as feared as FeLV and FIV—justifiably so. Between 2-4% of feline population in the U.S. is a carrier or is infected with one or both of these potentially fatal viruses. Many clinics use an in-house test that checks for...

Whisker Fatigue in Cats

Whisker Fatigue in Cats

While “whisker fatigue” sounds like what men who get tired or shaving may get, it’s possibly a very stressful condition a cat can get.   WHY DO CATS HAVE WHISKERS? For cats, whiskers are much more than facial adornments that add to their cuteness, Dr. Neil...

The Worth of Professional Pet-Sitting

The Worth of Professional Pet-Sitting

Why professional pet services? Most pet owners have neighbors, friends, or family that have cared for their animals. While this is great, a favor can often not be as reliable as a professional service. Hiring a pet sitter gives pet parents the ability to schedule what...

7 Reasons Why We Love Cats

7 Reasons Why We Love Cats

There are literally hundreds of reasons why we cat parents love our cats.  Ask any cat lover why they love cats so much and you’ll likely get an earful of reasons.  You might even be subjected to tons of cute cat pics and videos.  That’s because not only do we love...