Rau Animal Hospital:
2135 Jenkintown Road
Glenside, PA 19038
Fax: 215-884-8851
Mon - Fri: 8am - 9:30pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm
Sun: 8am - 3pm
Here at Rau Animal Hospital, it is our passion and privilege to be the guardian of your pet’s healthcare. As your trusted advisor, it is also our responsibility to keep you appraised of any potential threats to your animal’s welfare.
Please visit Prevent the Spread of Dog Flu to learn about how to protect your pets and to get the latest information about dog flu outbreaks. Our latest COVID-19 update can be found HERE.


6 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day With Your Pet

Happy Earth Day!  Across the nation, people everywhere are pitching in to help celebrate Mother Nature by creating a more sustainable planet. But no celebration is complete without sharing it with your best friend. Here are some fun ways you can celebrate Earth Day (or any day!) with your pet:

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Have you heard about our Feline Wellness Offer?

For just $99, your cat will receive a physical exam, rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, fecal test*, and nail trim (normally $136.65).  Your cat can also benefit from these special savings from now through February 28th, 2014. Don’t forget to mention the feline promo special when scheduling your appointment!
We know that getting your cat to the vet can be a challenge, but these tips can help make the experience less stressful – for you and your cat!
1.    Carrier Considerations

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Introducing the Rau Cares App for iPhone and Android!

Now you can connect with Rau Animal Hospital anytime, anywhere – right from your phone! Available for iPhone and Android, the new Rau Cares app provides you with scheduling features, emergency contact information, promotions, reminder notifications, a social media portal, photo sharing, and much more. Connecting with us has never been easier or more convenient!

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Has Your Cat Hit a Litter Box Low?

All cats instinctively know how and when to use a litter box, right? Wrong! Unfortunately, some kittens may need some training, and some adult cats may need help adapting to various changes. By following these easy steps, you can help your cat learn to love the litter box. 
Choosing the Litter Box for You

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Frazzled Felines & Scaredy Cats

There are millions of cats in the United States – approximately 86 million owned cats compared to 78 million owned dogs. More than half of those cat owners say their cat hates the vet. There tends to be a lot of hiding, scratching, yowling and gnashing of teeth as soon as that carrier comes into view. Often times, the process of bringing cats to the vet is so stressful, pet owners opt out of going altogether.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) shares the following statistics:

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Zoonosis and You

What exactly is zoonosis? Zoonosis is any disease that is transmittable from animals to humans under natural conditions. Zoonotic diseases can be caused by parasites, viruses, bacteria and fungi. Those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the elderly, and people undergoing cancer therapy, are more susceptible to zoonotic infections than others.

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Kick the Ticks!

As summer finally arrives, so do our least favorite bugs. Ticks are here, hiding in the woods and grass, eagerly waiting for a meal. The victim? You and your pet. 
Pet owners should keep in mind that it has to be VERY cold to kill a tick, at least 10 degrees F, and it has to stay at that temperature for some time. All it takes is temperatures of around 40 degrees F for ticks to be active. For that reason, we should take precautionary measures for ourselves and our pets should be on a flea and tick preventative year-round!

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Dog Days of Summer

The summer months are finally here! It’s officially time for fun in the sun. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year when our furry companions are at risk for heat stroke.


Did you know that dogs don’t sweat? At least not the same way humans do. They expel heat through the pads of their paws and by panting. Unfortunately, panting is not always enough when it is extremely hot and humid.

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