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 >>

Dog Wellness


The Benefits of Using an AAHA-Accredited Veterinary Hospital

Pet owners always want peace of mind knowing that their cherished pet is receiving the best care possible when sick or injured. While trust in veterinary care typically comes from a long-standing relationship throughout a pet's life, sometimes a pet requires medical attention that their regular veterinarian can't accommodate. This might be the case when traveling with your pet, in an emergency when your veterinarian's office is closed, or when your pet needs care beyond what your veterinarian can accommodate.


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Gray Muzzle Dogs: 5 Things to Know About Your Aging Pet

Dogs are often categorized as senior dogs by a combination of their breed and age, with small breeds considered "senior" at 10-11 years, medium-sized breeds at 8-10 years, and giant breeds at 5-6 years. Genetics and lifestyle are also significant factors in how fast a dog ages, with fit, healthy dogs adding years to their lives. The appearance of gray on a dog's face and muzzle is often the first reminder a dog owner will be caring for a senior dog soon.


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How To Trim Your Dog's Nails

Caring for a dog's nails is often overlooked until a scratch during playtime reminds you they're overdue for trimming. Regular nail trimming is important, as poor nail maintenance can lead to cracking, splitting, or breakage. As explained by the American Kennel Club, any of these scenarios could mean discomfort for your dog.


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10 Commonly Asked Questions About Dogs and Their Surprising Answers

Sometimes, we witness our dogs acting strangely or doing something that makes us curious. Much like humans, dogs have habits, rituals, and personality traits that make them unique, and we're left to decipher what they mean in the absence of human conversation.

From wrapping their paws around your arm to tilting their head, we've compiled the top 10 most commonly asked questions about dogs and their surprising answers.


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8 Perfect Pet-Friendly Causes to Support on Giving Tuesday

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there’s still one more event to take place as the holiday season kicks into full gear. Today is Giving Tuesday and a time to think about how you can make the world a better place. This global day of giving takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year. It’s an ideal opportunity to take a step back from the holiday shopping frenzy and donate to organizations that rely on the generosity of their supporters.


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Happy National Rescue Dog Day: 7 Great Reasons to Adopt a Rescue Dog

May 20 is National Rescue Dog Day, a day set aside to bring awareness to the countless loving and amazing dogs in shelters who are eagerly awaiting the day they’ll be adopted into their "furever" homes. National Rescue Dog Day was founded by Lisa Wiehebrink, who rescued her dog Cooper in 2009 and went on to create the Tails That Teach book series, which teaches children how to be kind and gentle with their pets.


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How to Promote Wellness and Longevity In Your Devoted Dog

Every dog owner has the best of intentions when it comes to their dog’s health. It goes without saying that they want their dogs to be happy and healthy, enjoying their years to the fullest. The thing is, dog wellness is multifaceted, covering exams, vaccinations, nutrition, exercise, and mental stimulation. Because it can feel overwhelming to busy owners, critical elements of their dog’s well-being can be overlooked.


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