Rau Animal Hospital:
2135 Jenkintown Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-515-5542
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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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How to Train Your Cat

January is National Train Your Dog Month, and that seems only natural. After all, most people think about how they’ll train their dog, and they work hard to make sure their best canine friend is well trained. But there are more cats as pets in the U.S. than dogs, and many homes have multiple cats. Why is there no “National Train Your Cat Month?” Is it because we think of cats as aloof and independent – too much so to be trainable? … Well, yes, but that doesn’t mean that perception is a reflection of reality! Cats, despite popular opinion, can absolutely be trained.


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Top New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners

Happy New Year! Need some inspiration for your resolution list? Why not include a few “to do” items that will benefit your pet, too? Check out our top five suggestions just for pet owners — and their four-legged friends — here.

1. Sign up for pet insurance.

How it benefits you: Pet insurance saves owners money and, more importantly, keeps them from having to make urgent decisions about a pet’s health based on finances.


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The Art of Pet Grooming

Drowning in dog hair? Coughing up cat fur? You’re not alone! Pet grooming is important, especially now that spring is coming, and our furry friends leave more and more bits of themselves everywhere they go. It’s up to us as responsible pet owners to keep them clean, well-groomed and free of troublesome mats and tangles. Of course, that can be easier said than done – especially if you have a fluffy cat or dog (or one who particularly adores mud puddles).


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Ask Vickie: OraVet® Dental Hygiene Chews

Have a question about your pet's oral health, like which oral health products are better for your pet, or how often you should brush your pet's teeth? Ask Vickie! Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), CVJ will be answering some of your most pressing pet oral health questions on this monthly blog segment: Ask Vickie!

Want to submit a question to Ask Vickie?
Email your question to socialmedia@rauanimalhospital.com. Make sure the subject line is...you guessed it ⎯ Ask Vickie!


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Caring for Your Senior Pet

Would you wait seven years to get a physical check-up from your doctor? Most of us wouldn’t and our pets shouldn’t, either—especially as they get older.

On average, pets age seven times faster than people. This means that most dogs and cats reach adulthood by age two and middle age by four. By age seven, most dogs—particularly larger breeds—are entering their senior years!


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Top New Year Resolutions for Your Pet!

The New Year is a time to reflect on the past year, and also to set goals to improve your life for the new year ahead. Same should go for the life of your pet! Here are some resolution worthy goals to set for your dog or cat in 2017.

#1 Pet Weight Loss 

  • It is important to measure food & count calories for your pet's daily meals.


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What is Feline Hyperthyroidism?

One of the most common diseases affecting older cats, hyperthyroidism is caused by the overproduction of thyroid hormones that increase the body’s rate of metabolism.

These excessive hormone levels push the body’s metabolism into overdrive, resulting in weight loss and increased appetite. This disease also often leads to hypertension (high blood pressure).

Fortunately, hyperthyroidism can be easily managed and with treatment, most cats continue to live full, healthy lives.


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Pumpkin and Your Pet: What are the Benefits?

This time of year, pumpkin and the holidays go hand in hand. When I think of pumpkin, however, I think of a powerhouse of nutritional benefits — not only for humans, but for our furry companions as well.

Pumpkin is packed full of beta-carotene and other phytonutrients, such as lutein, flavonoids and cryptoxanthin. These natural chemicals help ward off disease and keep the body functioning properly. The bright orange fruit is also a great source of vitamins A, C, E and B, as well as minerals and fiber.


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