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 -12pm & 1pm - 3pm
Rau Too Lower House:
2135 Jenkintown Road
Glenside, PA 19038
215-515-5542
Fax: 215-884-8851
Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30am-5:30pm
Tues & Thurs: 12pm-8pm
Sat: 9am -3pm
Sun: closed
 
 
 

Services


Anesthesia/Surgery

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Our well-equipped surgical suite and trained OR technicians are prepared to perform a wide variety of surgical procedures, from routine spays to emergency surgery. Our anesthesia technicians provide constant monitoring throughout all procedures to offer an extra margin of safety, especially for our older and high-risk patients.

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Boarding

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Our accommodations are equipped for cats and dogs under 50 pounds who are patients of the hospital. Each pet has his/her own ample indoor space complete with soft blankets and/or towels.   

Our guests enjoy plenty of time to stretch and exercise throughout the day. Dogs have use of our fenced-in yard, four to five times daily. Cats can play with various cat toys and individually explore the enclosed feline boarding area.

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Canine Laboratory Tests For Veterinary Care

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Canine Blood Tests

A blood test or lab test allows us to learn information about your dog's health which can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries that analyze chemical components in the blood.

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Canine Surgical Procedures

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What To Know When Your Dog Needs Surgery

At Rau Animal Hospital, we understand that it can be frightening to receive the news that a dog surgery is being recommended. If one of our veterinarians is recommending a surgical procedure, rest assured that it is with the best interest of your dog. It is important to us that you understand the reasons as to why a surgical procedure is being recommended and are able to comfortably make the right decisions regarding your dog's health.

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Cat Dermatology

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Most cats will scratch on occasion but if you notice that the occasional scratch and regular grooming turns into a cat who appears uncomfortable, cat skin problems may be present and you should schedule an appointment with one of the veterinarians here at Rau Animal Hospital.

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Cat Medications

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If you’re like a lot of cat owners, you know your cat’s daily routine. If you notice your cat is not following his usual activities, or if you see a change in behavior patterns, those could be subtle but important clues that your cat is sick. As a pet parent, it’s time for you to step in and get the vet on speed dial.

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Cat Spaying & Neutering

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What Is Cat Neutering?

Cat neutering refers to the castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male cat so that he cannot impregnate a female cat. Only a veterinary surgeon can properly and safely perform cat neutering surgery.

Cat neutering surgery includes the following procedures:

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Cat Vaccinations - Everything You Should Know

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The importance of vaccinations to the overall health and longevity of your cat cannot be understated. Cat vaccines are medically and scientifically proven to combat the incubation and transmission of crippling and fatal feline diseases. Our veterinary staff is dedicated to educating pet parents about the importance of cat vaccinations, including what cat vaccines are necessary, and when they should be scheduled.

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Dentistry

Dental health is as important for pets as it is for people. Dental disease causes bad breath, pain, and infection in the mouth which can lead to weight loss and infection in other parts of the body. For optimal safety, all dental procedures are performed with constant patient supervision and intravenous fluid support. Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, teeth extractions, root canals, and oral surgery.

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Diagnostic Care

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Rau Animal Hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for your pet’s complete health care needs. Our on-site digital X-ray and ultrasound equipment provide high- quality images that aid our veterinarians in evaluating musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems. Ultrasounds are also helpful in diagnosing kidney, bladder and gallbladder stones, masses, tumors, and other organ changes, as well as, pregnancy detection.

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Dog Acupuncture

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How Can Acupuncture Help My Dog?

While acupuncture isn't appropriate for every dog or every situation, it can safely be used to treat dogs with a variety of health conditions, especially those suffering from pain or inflammation. Dogs with arthritis, digestive problems, kidney disease, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, asthma and certain neurological disorders can all benefit from acupuncture.

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Dog Allergies

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Dog Allergy Symptoms

While not usually life threatening, allergies in dogs do cause discomfort. Most symptoms are associated with dermatologic problems but some can also lead to chronic respiratory issues in some dogs if untreated for long periods of time. Sometimes an owner will bring their dog to a veterinary appointment, suspecting a serious medical condition and end up finding out that their canine companion has an allergy.

Here are some allergy symptoms commonly found in dogs:

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Dog Cancer - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

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At Rau Animal Hospital, we understand that your canine companion is not just a pet, but that he or she is a beloved, cherished family member. The mutual bond of love and loyalty between you can make a diagnosis of any form of dog cancer very difficult to hear. Our veterinarians and support staff are empathetic, compassionate and trained to focus on both the emotional and medical aspects of dog cancer.

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Dog Dental Care - Bad Breath, Teeth Cleaning, Dog Dentist

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It is important to realize that your dog will never tell you when it is experiencing dental pain. All dogs will endure some level of dental disease and dental pain during their lives. The best way to minimize these issues is for your dog is to start out with a great dental health routine at home.

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Dog Licenses

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Our Glenside office sells dog licenses!

A number of people come in for their appointments and ask us why their dog needs a license. The answer? Because it is the law, and the fine for not having your dog licensed is $300 plus court costs!

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Dog Nutrition

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The keys to canine nutrition

The dietary components that represent the fundamental keys to canine nutrition are proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. The combinations and amounts of these components are based entirely on a dog's age, weight, physical and/or medical condition, and lifestyle. This is why there are many kinds of dog food for each phase of your canine companion's life.

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Dog Vaccinations

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What Are The Core Dog Vaccinations?

Core puppy vaccinations and dog vaccinations are considered vital to all canines based on a universal risk of exposure, the severity of disease, and the risk of transmission to other dogs, as well as other animal species including human beings.

The American Animal Hospital Association's Canine Task Force considers the following dog vaccinations to be core:

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Emergency & Critical Care

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While we are NOT a 24 hour emergency facility, please call us if you feel that your pet requires emergency treatment so that we can assess their needs. We may recommend that you transport him/her directly to your nearest 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital. 

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Heartworms In Dogs - Symptoms and Treatments

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What Is Heartworm Disease?

While outdoor playtime certainly offers numerous benefits, it also increases the risk of exposure to heartworm in dogs. This does not mean that dogs are completely safe indoors. It simply means that potential exposure to heartworm infection increases with more exposure to the outdoors.

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Kitten Care

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Make The Most Of Your First Visit To The Vet

During your kitten’s first veterinary visit, we will perform a thorough physical exam and gather information from you to help get a complete picture of your kitten’s health. This is also your opportunity to gather all of the important kitten care information you need to be an informed, responsible and loving guardian. Below are some of the topics we will address at the first visit:

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Laser Therapy For Cats

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What Is Laser Therapy For Cats?

At Rau Animal Hospital, we are always looking to new ways to care for your cat. Medicine and technology are constantly advancing and we embrace staying at the forefront of the best medical and surgical care. We are proud to offer laser therapy for cats at our veterinary clinic.

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Microchipping

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Rau Animal Hospital is pleased to offer microchipping services through HomeAgain. We believe that microchipping is one of the best ways you can ensure your pet’s safety.

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Optimum Feline Nutrition - What Should You Feed Your Cat?

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The Pros And Cons Of Different Types Of Cat Food

Feline nutrition is very important for general health. However, the plethora of dietary options, brands and formulas available to consumers can be confusing, when deciding which kind of cat food is best for your feline friend’s health and wellness.

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Pain Management

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Proper pain management has become an important specialty area in veterinary medicine, just as it has in human medicine. There are as many different types of pain as different ways to treat it. At Rau Animal Hospital we take treating your pet’s pain very seriously and will work together with you to develop a pain management regime specifically tailored to your pet.

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Preventative Care

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A thorough physical examination is the foundation of your pet’s health. At Rau, we care as much as you do, and we take the time to learn about you and your pet at every preventative care visit.

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Preventing And Treating Heartworms In Cats

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At Rau Animal Hospital, our highly experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary support staff have been helping educate our clients and win the fight against heartworms in cats since 1920. The importance of heartworm prevention for cats cannot be overstated. Once a cat has contracted heartworms, it cannot be cured.

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Preventive Care That Will Ensure A Happy, Healthy Cat

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What Is Involved In A Cat Preventive Care Program?

At Rau Animal Hospital, we understand that prevention is truly the best medicine where the health and wellness of your cat is concerned. This is why we offer our feline patients and their human counterparts a comprehensive array of cat preventive care services that promote cat health,wellness and longevity of life.

A cat preventive care program consists of:

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Puppy Care

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Make The Most Of Your First Visit To The Vet

During your puppy’s first veterinary visit, we will perform a thorough physical exam and gather information from you to help get a complete picture of your puppy's health. This is also your opportunity to gather all of the important puppy care information you need to be an informed, responsible and loving guardian. Below are some of the topics we will address at the first visit:

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Senior Dog Care

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Taking The Physiological Changes Of Aging Dogs Into Consideration

We love providing senior dogs with the care and support they need to age gracefully and comfortably. We understand that the experience of caring for older dogs can be a tremendously rewarding one that enhances and enriches the lives of dogs themselves, as well as their human caretakers. We truly are dog people at heart. We love to lend insight and guidance into caring for older dogs.

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Spaying or Neutering Dogs

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Spaying is a term that describes the ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of portions of the reproductive system of a female dog. Neutering is a term that describes the castration, or the removal of the testicles of a male dog. Veterinarians perform these surgical procedures, which render dogs incapable of reproducing.

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The Importance Of Cat Wellness Exams

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It is very important to have a veterinarian examine your cat at least once a year. Cats age significantly faster than humans and therefore it is imperative for cat owners to stay on top of wellness exams in order to catch any potential health problems before they begin. Most cat illnesses are much easier and less expensive to treat and cure when caught in the early stages before they progress or develop complications.

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Veterinary Services

Rau Animal Hospital offers two offices at one convenient location!

We believe that providing comprehensive and reliable pet care, will ensure the success of our mission. Rau offers two veterinary offices for your convenience with additional exam rooms and flexible scheduling:
 
Glenside -- 2135 Jenkintown Road, Glenside PA 19038 (215) 884-0453
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    Veterinary Services For Cats

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    Since the 1920s the veterinarians and support staff at Rau Animal Hospital have sought to achieve the highest standards of veterinary medicine. We believe that cats are part of the family, yours and ours. Our clients' response to the care we provide is the strongest testament to the quality of care we provide for their cats.

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    What Blood Tests Can Tell You About Your Cat's Health

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    When Will A Veterinarian Order Blood Tests For Cats

    Sometimes in the case of an eye or ear infection, your feline friend's medical condition affords a veterinarian the opportunity for a relatively straightforward diagnosis. However, other times the results in the need for further examination. In such a case, your veterinarian will order feline blood tests to aid in his or her investigation. The following situations can result in the need for blood tests for cats:

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    What To Do In A Cat Emergency

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    If your cat has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: 215-515-5542

    What To Do In Case Of An Emergency

    There are times when you are certain that your cat has an emergency (ie: hit by a car) and there are times when you are very concerned but not convinced that it is an emergency requiring immediate care. Call our hospital immediately so we can properly assess the severity. In some cases, we may recommend going straight to your nearest 24 hour veterinarian.

     

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    What To Do In A Dog Emergency

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    If your dog has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: 215-515-5542

    What To Do In Case Of An Emergency

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    What To Know About Your Cat's Pre and Post-Op Surgical Care

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    Understanding Why A Cat Surgery Has Been Recommended

    At Rau Animal Hospital, our primary concern is for the health and well being of your cat. Unfortunately, there may arise a circumstance when a surgical procedure is in the best interest of your feline friend, and in these times you will need to make that decision. We understand what that feels like, and our veterinarians and staff are here for you too.

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    What To Know When Your Cat Needs Anesthesia

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    There may be a time when your cat will require a procedure or surgery for his continued health. Knowing the basics about how anesthesia will be is used in cat surgery and the recovery basics will help ease your mind while kitty is under our care.

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