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. Read more >>

What To Do In A Dog Emergency

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We are NOT a 24-hour emergency hospital.

If your dog has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: 215-884-0453

What To Do In Case Of An Emergency

There are times when you are certain that your dog 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.

Please contact one of our below-recommended partners. Please review this information carefully and keep it easily accessible in the event of an emergency.

Pet Poison Helpline *Fees Apply
(800) 213-6680

CARES (Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services)
2010 Cabot Blvd., West Suite D
Langhorne, PA 19044
(215) 750-2774

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates
2626 Van Buren Avenue
Norristown, PA 19403
(610) 666-1050 (M-F 8am-6pm); (610) 666-0914 (All other hours)

VSEC (Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center) – 3 locations
301 Veterans Highway
Levittown, PA 19056
(215) 750-7884

1114 South Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(267) 800-1950

625 Ridge Pike, Building B,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(484) 567-799

Dog Emergencies That Require Immediate Attention

We have compiled the following list of some emergency situations in order to help you decide whether or not your dog requires emergency care:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Actively Bleeding Wound
  • GDV and Bloat
  • Collapse or Profound Weakness
  • Major Trauma
  • Dog Fight
  • Protracted Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Struggling to Urinate
  • Loss of Use of Legs
  • Severe Pain
  • Known Exposure to Toxins


What To Do If Your Dog Eats Something Poisonous

If you see your dog ingest a toxic substance, or even if you suspect that he or she has, it is important to seek emergency dog care immediately. If your pet has ingested a toxic product, please call the ASPCA Poison Hotline at (888) 426-4435.