Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

how to transition dog food

Have you ever wondered how to transition dog food successfully? Transitioning from one diet to another can be tricky for some pups and their people. While I generally recommend gently transitioning from one diet to another, most dogs with a healthy digestive tract can switch without a transition. You might consider transitioning your dog slowly …

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dog is not eating

When your dog skips a meal, it can be a sign that something is wrong. It can be hard to know what to do and when to take action when your dog is not eating. In this article, I am going to outline what may be causing your pup’s inappetence and the steps you need …

Help! My Dog Is Not Eating! 6 Steps To Take Now Read More »

essential oils for cats

We all have a friend who swears there is an essential oil to treat any ailment you may have. Maybe that person is you! As essential oils become more and more popular, kitty parents who use them to treat themselves are beginning to wonder whether using essential oils for cats can provide the same benefits. …

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cat is overweight

Most cat parents are surprised to learn that their cat is overweight. As a society we have normalized a certain plump body condition for kitties. Think Garfield. Unfortunately, when cats are overweight, they are at a higher risk for conditions like diabetes and arthritis. In this article, I am going to teach you how to …

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dog has diarrhea

As much as we’d all like to deny it, poop happens! So does diarrhea. Every dog experiences episodes of diarrhea but when should you be concerned about your pup’s runny stool? What should you do? In this article, I am going to outline when to seek veterinary care and what you can do to help …

Holistic Approach to Diarrhea in Dogs Read More »

Experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic is hard. We are living through a historic event, and our “new normal” is temporarily and dramatically altered. We are collectively scared and anxious. Our minds go to the worst case scenario. Unfortunately, everyone will be affected by this pandemic. It’s hard to know if you will be the one who …

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As the novel Coronavirus makes it’s way to the United States, I’ve had many pet parents reach out to me with concern on how this may affect their cat or dog. To top it off, on February 28th, 2020 a Pomeranian tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At first, it was thought that this dog …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your cat or dog Read More »

Last year the FDA released a warning about the side effects from certain flea and tick prevention products. These side effects include seizures, muscle tremors and loss of balance. Scary, right?  Since this warning, I have received hundreds of requests from around the country asking for a safe and natural flea and tick control for …

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Watching your dog have a seizure is a helpless feeling. What’s even more frustrating is that 30% of dogs that start anticonvulsant medications like Keppra or phenobarbital continue to have seizures. Some of these drugs can have debilitating side effects and can affect your dog’s quality of life. This leaves pet parents, like yourself, looking …

Seizures in Dogs Read More »

home cooking for allergic dogs boulderholisticvet dr. angie krause

Food allergies can cause a myriad of symptoms in dogs including ear infections, itchy skin, scooting and stomach upset. When I suspect food allergies in my patients, I consider the following options to help pet parents identify the offending foods: Amino Acid Based Diet. You can read more about this option here. In my experience, …

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FDA Warning on Grain Free Food for Dogs

Last July the FDA issued a warning to dog parents about the potential correlation between grain free diets and heart condition, Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). On June 27th of 2019 the FDA released more information about recently reported cases including breeds of dogs and brands of food. This has left many pet parents scared and more …

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Fourth of July Pet Safety Boulderholisticvet

Did you know that July 5th is one of the busiest days for animal shelters across the country? Fourth of July can be one of the most dangerous holidays for both cats and dogs. Here are a few ways you can keep your pet safe: 1. Manage Your Pet’s Anxiety Many pets break out of …

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homemade frozen kong recipes

Freezing treats into Kongs can provide your dog with a safe chew toy or distraction. These are great for rainy days or when your pup will be alone. The ingredients are healthy and the Kong won’t damage your dog’s teeth. You will need: Kong Masking tape (for the hole at the bottom) A jar or …

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feline hyperthyroidism treat naturally boulderholisticvet blog post

As a holistic veterinarian, I am often approached by cat parents who are looking for a more natural approach to hyperthyroidism in their kitties. If you do a quick Google search on Methimazole (the oral medication commonly used to treat hyperthyroidism), it’s perfectly understandable why guardians are apprehensive about long term use of this drug. …

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link pets health endocannabinoid system boulderholisticvet blog post

When I started to investigate the medicinal properties of cannabis, I discovered a body system I had never heard of before, the endocannabinoid system. I earned a BS in Biomedical Science and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and I don’t remember a single mention of this system! In this article, I am going to give an …

Your Pet’s Endocannabinoid System Read More »

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