Rau Animal Hospital:
2135 Jenkintown Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-515-5542
Fax: 215-884-8851
Hours:
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. Read more >>

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Chip Your Pet Month: A Pet Parent’s Guide to Microchipping

May is Chip Your Pet Month, so it’s a perfect time to learn more about dog and cat microchipping. Sometimes, our furry family members wander further than they should or run away because of fear or stress. When this happens, microchipped pets are more likely to find their way home. Having your pet chipped boosts your odds of reuniting with them if someone steals them.


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Specially-Abled Pet Day: Why You Might Consider Opening Your Home to One!

On May 3 every year, National Specially-abled Pets Day sheds light on our precious pets with disabilities, from blindness to limb loss. Not only does it educate the public about the need to adopt these special pets from shelters, but it also highlights why they make such exceptional companions and the unique needs to consider when it comes to their care.


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What Veterinarians Want You to Look For in a Chew Toy

Chew toys for dogs can be kind of a controversial topic for numerous reasons. There's so much mixed information, especially online, that it's hard to sort through and find a genuinely accurate source. It's so important to be able to stimulate your dog's mind and give them something to do during the day. Safe and effective toys are hard to find, though, so that's why we're here to help you make educated decisions. Enjoy this blog all about safe chew toys and how to find them!


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National Heartworm Awareness Month: How to Prevent Heartworm in Dogs

Heartworm disease is potentially fatal to dogs, caused by foot-long worms that live in their heart, lungs, and blood vessels, causing severe distress to their organs. It affects dogs the most, as they are natural hosts for heartworms — meaning they are the ideal environment for heartworms to mature into adults, mate, and produce offspring. When left untreated, dogs can have a burden of several hundred worms at a time, causing lasting damage to their heart, lungs, and arteries. The damage can lead to a shorter lifespan and a poor quality of life, even if treatment is successful.


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How Parasite Prevention Plays a Key Role in Your Pet’s Health

Dogs and cats are curious by nature, often investigating every corner of the yard, sniffing everything along their path, licking things of interest, and playing with fellow neighborhood pets. These natural tendencies mean they innocently expose themselves to potentially harmful elements, including parasites.


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