Claire Primo, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

Understanding the basics of how to assess your pet’s vital signs at home is an important skill for every pet parent. Vital signs are measurements of your pet’s most important body functions (like temperature, for example). Knowing what’s normal and what’s not will allow you to respond fast while providing your veterinary team with the …

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With the COVID-19 pandemic among us, people (including myself!) are becoming hyper focused on ways to boost immune function in order to keep themselves well. A healthy immune system stands a better chance at warding off nasty infections and other disease processes. As we review our own wellness plan, improving our pet’s immune function feels …

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CBD has been receiving a lot of press in the veterinary world, and for good reason. With studies emerging on CBD use for dogs with seizures and arthritis, CBD for pets is at an all-time high.  The problem is, the CBD industry is a hot mess. It’s highly unregulated and not all products are created …

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Myth: Cats are small dogs.Truth: Cats are a unique and beautiful species, and deserve to be treated as such! We have approached feeding our cats as if they were simply smaller versions of their canine counterparts for way too long! With more information on feline diet than ever before, we finally have the knowledge to advocate for …

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Our pets are family, and we want to feed them the best diet possible. The reality is that high quality diets can be expensive. In this article, I am going to give you some cost saving tips! 1. Subscription plans and auto-renewals If you’re shopping online, sign up for the subscription plan or auto-renew option …

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Raw diets for dogs have so many benefits including better digestion and improved gut bacteria (1). However, feeding raw can be costly. There are SO many raw foods on the market, and it can be confusing to figure out how much it will cost each month.  In this article, I am going to break down …

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As a long time veterinary nurse, I have medicated a lot of cats.  A seasoned nurse makes administering medications look like a breeze. The truth is, knowing the right technique is huge! In this blog, I want to dish out all my juicy secrets on how to medicate your kitty in ninja-like fashion.  First, let’s …

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Dehydration feels awful. It can cause headaches, low energy, nausea and more. Many common conditions in cats and dogs causes dehydration such as pancreatitis, kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). For mild to moderate dehydration, you can learn to hydrate your pet at home. In this article, I am going to walk you through …

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One of the things I have learned working in a house call practice is cats are curious creatures. It’s what we love about them, and also what can make “cat proofing” your home so difficult. Cats have an innate want to explore and play, which can lead to getting themselves into some trouble. Here are …

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how much should I feed my pet? boulderholisticvet dr. angie krause

If you’re like me, you’re not always sure how much to feed your pet. Overfeeding can cause obesity, which is linked to diabetes, arthritis, orthopedic problems and an overall decrease in quality of life. But food is also love, and it’s a great way to feel involved and in control of the health and wellbeing …

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YOU Can Do Massage For Your Senior Dog or Cat Watching your companion age can be very difficult. Many people feel helpless to ease their pet’s growing aches and pains. There are MANY therapies you can use such as acupuncture, anti-inflammatories, herbal medications and supplements. Sometimes these therapies are not available or not economical. Good …

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