Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

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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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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 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 internist and endocrinologist when it comes to …

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When we welcomed my daughter to our family several years ago, I underestimated how hard the transition would be on my pets. They struggled, and I was too preoccupied with a sick child to help them. Soon we will be welcoming another child to our family, and I know how to prepare my pets. I …

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probiotics for cats dogs boulder holistic vet angie krause

The Basics The bacteria that live in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract are critical in maintaining health and vitality. This population of bacteria goes by many names including gut flora, intestinal flora, microbiome, microbiota and many more. The gut flora helps digest food, modulate the immune system and can even influence hormonal balance and brain chemistry …

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holistic approach cushings disease boulderholisticvet blog post

Cushing’s Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism) is a common hormonal imbalance in middle-aged and older dogs. It can be difficult to diagnose and can require harsh drugs to treat. Fortunately, I have seen much success with Cushing’s disease using diet and alternative therapies. If your dog has been diagnosed with Cushing’s, you can skip right to the treatment …

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being your pets best medical advocate boulder holistic vet angie krause

Today I am sitting in a specialty hospital with my cat, Simba. He has been losing weight, vomiting and has pancreatitis. It’s hard to be on the other side. I am always humbled when I become the ‘client’ and my pet becomes the ‘patient’. As a holistic veterinarian, one of my missions is to help …

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