Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

FDA Warning on Grain Free Food for Dogs

Dr. Angie Krause · Grain Free Pet Foods: What You Should Know In July 2018 the FDA issued a warning to dog parents about the potential correlation between grain free diets and the heart condition, Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). On June 27th of 2019 the FDA released more information about recently reported cases including breeds of …

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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 home 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 …

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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 …

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should spay neuter pet boulderholisticvet blog post

The best age to spay or neuter cats and dogs is a very controversial subject in veterinary medicine. Many studies published in the last ten years have revealed significant risks to the health of dogs that are spayed and neutered. (Cats seem to be less affected and I will cover this in detail later.) With …

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heartworm prevention pet needed need it boulderholisticvet blog post

Most pet parents want to limit their pet’s exposure to chemicals and medications. I am frequently asked if heartworm prevention is necessary. In this article, I will share my thoughts and opinions about preventing heartworm disease and what I recommend for my patients. I am exceedingly lucky to live in an area that is NOT …

Heartworm Prevention: Does your pet need it? Read More »

acupuncture cats dogs help boulderholisticvet blog post

Acupuncture has been an invaluable part of my practice. Evidence of the use of acupuncture for animals can be found dating back several thousand years ago. It is a safe and effective therapy that can improve quality of life and longevity for many pets. In this article I will share with you how I use …

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coping grief loss pet boulderholisticvet blog post

Everybody and everything dies. We all know this and it doesn’t make losing a pet any less painful. As a practicing veterinarian, I experience loss and grief weekly. It’s the part of my job that doesn’t get easier. Our society doesn’t honor and acknowledge grief in a way that is helpful for those grieving. My …

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cooking dog balanced diet boulderholisticvet blog post

The pet food industry is fraught with controversy, conflicting information and constant recalls. It’s no surprise that many dog guardians want to prepare their pup’s diet in their own kitchen. Unfortunately, the veterinary industry has made cooking a balanced diet seem like a complicated and unreachable goal. In this article, I want to give you …

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cannabis cbd cats dosing correctly boulderholisticvet blog post

In this article, I am going to walk you through how to calculate a dose of CBD for your kitty. My favorite CBD product is HempRx by Rx Vitamins for Pets. For kitties, I recommend starting with the HempRx Soft Chewz or the HempRx oil. If you have multiple kitties, I recommend using the HempRx Forte to save money. This version …

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cannabis cbd dogs dosing correctly boulderholisticvet blog post

In this article, I am going to walk you through how to calculate a dose of CBD for your dog. My favorite CBD product is HempRx by Rx Vitamins for Pets. For small dogs, I recommend starting with the HempRx Soft Chewz or the HempRx oil. If your pup is 20 lb or larger, I recommend using the HempRx Forte to …

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anxiety dogs cats boulderholisticvet blog post

As our world’s pace becomes faster and more frenetic, anxiety is more common in people and unfortunately for our pets. I empathize with my many anxious patients. Often, pet parents don’t recognize when their cats and dogs are anxious and many things they do to help can make it worse. In this article, I am …

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Cannabis for Pets: Beyond the Basics

As legislation for medical and recreational marijuana sweeps the country, the application of cannabis for dogs and cats has become a point of focus for pet parents and the veterinary community. This article, will cover more detailed information about cannabis and it’s medicinal use in dogs and cats. For a more basic understanding of cannabis …

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hypothyroidism pet dog boulderholisticvet blog post

Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) in dogs is a common disease and is also one of the most overdiagnosed diseases in small animal medicine. I must admit since graduating from veterinary school over 10 years ago, I have struggled to accurately diagnose dogs with hypothyroidism. There is little agreement among veterinary internists and endocrinologists when it comes …

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