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We have a lot to talk about! Things are busy at Pet Rescue Rx as we get the word out about us. Read some of our recent articles or listen online to our radio interviews below. If you are from the media and would like to run a story, please contact us here. We are always available and willing to share our story!

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Ask Dr. Buckley - Strange Things Your Dog Does

Q: Dr. Buckley, why does my dog like to roll in stinky stuff?

A: Anyone who has spent time with their dog will notice behaviors which we ask ourselves, why do they do that? Click here to read the full article.

Ask Dr. Buckley - Vacation with Pets

Q: Dr. Buckley, we are planning our family summer vacation and want to include our pugs, Iggy and Snoops.  My question is, do you have any advice on what we might need to be aware of or prepared for before we set out on our journey?

A: I hope you and your family have a wonderful time planning a vacation and enjoying some down time. Click here to read the full article.

Ask Dr. Buckley - May is National Pet Month
At the time I knew my pets which included not only dogs and cats but also ducks, rabbits, chickens and pigs opened my world to the simple love and companionship which they provide. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Periodontal Disease
Q: Dr. Buckley, what can be done about my dog’s bad breath?
A: Bad breath in our pets is a common problem.  The underlying cause many times is a buildup of plaque and bacteria in the mouth. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Cold Virus in Pets
Q: Dr. Buckley, can dogs and cats get the common cold?
A: During cold and flu season many of us suffer through the congestion, sneezing, aches and pains associated with it. But, do our pets get colds? Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Your Cat’s Eye Health
Q: Dr. Buckley, I wonder if you can tell me more about my cats’ health as it relates to her eyes?
A: I was examining a cats eyes recently and was again amazed by the color and beauty. If you look really close even at your own eyes you will see something amazing. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Arthritis
Q: Dr. Buckley, I have a senior lab and she is suffering from arthritis. How can I help her live out her final years in comfort? (I don’t like the prospect of constantly medicating her, but will do what I need to).
A: As a veterinarian working with patients who cannot tell you how they are feeling or where they have discomfort I try to relate some human responses to pain and discomfort when formulating a diagnosis. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Holiday Safety for Your Pets
Q: Dr. Buckley, Do you have any Holiday Safety Tips for my Fur Friends?
A: Happy Holidays! Here is a quick, easy to read review of some of things to be aware of to keep your pets safe over the holidays.  Click here to read the full article.


Thanksgiving Safety Tips
To Keep Your Pets Safe!

As the holiday season quickly approaches, so do the increased number of visitors to our homes.  While in the human world we enjoy and are prepared for this time of year the same cannot be said for our furry friends. Many unfamiliar visitors and lots of different foods can be a hazard to our pets.

Here are some important things to remember before the celebrations begin:

Establish a Safe Place for Fido and Kitty
Although well meaning, visitors may cause your pet to become nervous and even frightened. As such, if you plan on having company to celebrate your Thanksgiving meal, you will want to have a safe place available where your pet can slip away to. Try to set up a nice space with their bed, crate, and favorite toys as well as a water bowl in the area.

Foods that are best not served to your pets:

  • Turkey Skin/ or possibly undercooked meats
  • Stuffing
  • Fruit
  • Onions
  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol, Coffee and Tea
  • Dough or Batter that is not yet cooked
  • Nuts
  • Greasy Foods

Sometimes our guests like to feed our curious pets from the table. Don’t be shy, ask them not to and explain that many of the foods we enjoy are not good for your pet and can make them seriously ill.

Clean up Time
It’s nice to lay back and relax after a big turkey feast, but don’t let the leftovers sit out for long.  Get some help and clean up promptly after the feast. This will discourage any curious scavenging that might happen around the table and in the kitchen.
Trash, the trash!  Empty your kitchen garbage as soon as you are done cleaning. That can be one of the most temping places for your friend to nose around. 

Exercise your Pet Before and After
Before your guests are due to arrive you may want to take that puppy out for a good walk/run/play.  Anything that works best to tire your pet out will do. Your pet will be satisfied and less anxious when your guests start to arrive. Finally, after dinner suggest a walk. You might be pleasantly surprised by the family joining in.  Your pet will be happy as can be!

As this wonderful holiday season approaches, we at Pet Rescue Rx cannot thank everyone enough for letting us support your favorite rescue/shelter throughout the year.   It is the least we can do for all of you who really are the ones saving lives and making a difference. 

Because of you, we have donated over $50,000 since we opened our webstore in June of 2013. 

We wish everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. 

Glenn Buckley, DVM

Ask Dr. Buckley - Heart Disease
Q: Dr. Buckley, is heavy breathing or panting in a senior dog considered normal or is there a potential health issue I need to deal with? My dog Boomer is an active lab and is 10 years old.  
A: Thank you for this great question! Don’t ignore these symptoms in Clover.  Do be sure to visit your Vet.  Let’s look at a possible link to heart disease as it relates to Boomer  Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Halloween and Your Pets
Q: Halloween has become a huge tradition and is shared by kids and adults alike.  If everyone is enjoying the evening then certainly our pets may be a part of the fun.  

A: Here are a few things that you may consider this Halloween to keep your pets safe and happy.  Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - TNR Trap, Neuter and Return
Q: Dr. Buckley, I live in the county and we have many barn cats that we care for, but I feel like everywhere I go I see so many stray cats.  I can’t take them all in. What can I do, what is available to possibly help these homeless animals?

A: It would be wonderful if every stray and feral cat had a home where they can be cared for and safe. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Diabetes
Q: Dr. Buckley, my dog was just diagnosed with diabetes. What do I need to know about caring for a pet with diabetes?

A: Just like humans our pets can be diagnosed with diabetes and treatment options are available which can provide a long and healthy life.  Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Flea Season
Q: What do I need to know about fleas?

A: What Are Some Signs of Fleas on our pets? Droppings or “flea dirt” in your pets’ coat.  Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Lyme Disease
Q: What do I need to know about my dogs and what ticks have to do with Lyme Disease?

A: Ticks will become much more active in the warm weather and both humans and dogs need to be protected from the potential of Lyme disease.  Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Bloating
Q: A friend recently had a dog which “bloated”.  What exactly is this condition?

A: Bloat is a very serious, life threatening condition which needs immediate medical attention.  In medical terms, it is a called a gastric dilation.  Click here to read the full article.

Ask Dr. Buckley - Adopting a Cat
Q: Dr. Buckley, I have adopted many dogs over the years but as I get older I am thinking I might prefer to have a cat around the house.  It is becoming more difficult for me to get out for walks. What can you tell me about cats?

A: You should absolutely adopt a cat!  You can have an indoor cat who will keep you company and they are generally low maintenance.  Here are some great cat facts. Enjoy! Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Pet Insurance
Q: Dr. Buckley, I was thinking about purchasing health insurance for my pets.  What are your thoughts about pet insurance?

A: Many of the large expenses of caring for our pets come about after an accident or illness.  The routine costs of spay/neuter, vaccines and wellness items are also becoming more expensive. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Puppy Mills
Q: Dr. Buckley, What exactly is a Puppy Mill?

A: If I could change one thing in the world it would be to educate everyone on what a puppy mill is and why adoption from an animal shelter or rescue is so cool.. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Food Dilemma
Q: Dr. Buckley, I am overwhelmed by the selection of dog and cat foods available today. Some get a little expensive but I would like to feed my pets well. What do you recommend??

A: Just as with our diets, it is important to make good choices for your pets. You can apply the same basic understanding of what makes a good human diet to them: less processing, lower fat content, quality ingredients, less sugar. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Anti-Freeze Poisoning
Q: Dr. Buckley, I have heard that antifreeze is toxic to dogs. What can you tell me about this?

A: First and foremost, to avoid antifreeze toxicity in our pets buy: Propylene Glycol anti-freeze which is SAFE if ingested. DO NOT use Ethylene Glycol which is deadly if ingested. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - When to Say Goodbye 
Q: How do I really know when it is time to say goodbye to my pet?

A: As an emergency Veterinarian over the past 15 years, I feel my greatest responsibility is helping make the decision on when we should say goodbye to our pets. Click here to read the full article.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Rat Poison
Q: My Husband says our dog won’t come close to the rat poison he wants to put in the yard, but I’m skeptical. What’s your advice?

A: Using rat/mouse poisons around your home may seem like a good idea, but the consequences can be serious for your pet. As a veterinarian, I have treated many cases of pets ingesting these toxins, so it’s important to know the facts. Read the complete answer here.
Ask Dr. Buckley - Toenail Trimming
I need to trim my cat’s and dog’s toenails, but this is no easy task. Is there a better way?Click here to view the answer and helpful steps to follow!
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Check it out! Our Dr. Buckley is being featured in The Buffalo News weekly to answer your questions. Click here to view the full article!
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