San Bruno Pet Hospital 1111 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066
Phone: (650) 583-5039
Fax: (650) 763-8620

Hospital Hours
M-F: 7:30a-6p
Sat: 8a-5p
Appointment Hours
M-F 8:30a-5:30p
Sat: 8:30a-4:30p

After Hours Emergency
Emergency Clinic

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only and NOT a substitute
for a visit to your
veterinarian. If you feel
that your pet has a
problem that may require
urgent attention
call us at (650) 583-5039
immediately. If after hours,
contact the emergency
clinic (650) 348-2575.
6 Tick-Borne Diseases You Should
Know About

If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call San Bruno Pet -- they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.

1. Ehrlichiosis 
Canine ehrlichiosis is a relatively new disease and comes in multiple forms that are often specific to different U.S. regions. The disease is caused by a type of bacteria called rickettsia, which can affect people (and cats) as well. Learn more about different forms of ehrlichiosis or see the number of reported cases in dogs in your area

2. Anaplasmosis
Canine anaplasmosis can be found throughout the United States, primarily in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and north-central states, as well as California. Caused by a bacteria transmitted from ticks that have previously bitten host animals such as deer and rodents , anaplasmosis can cause joint pain, high fever, and more. Find out more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of canine anaplasmosis or see the number of reported cases of canine anaplasmosis in your area.

3. Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is transmitted by two types of ticks – the black-legged tick and the deer tick – and can affect dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. It has also been found in every U.S. state and some Canadian provinces. Ticks are often hard to spot, making it incredibly difficult to spot a tick bite, and symptoms of Lyme disease are often difficult to detect until several months after infection. Learn more about Lyme disease and the importance of protecting your pet or see the number of reported Lyme disease cases in dogs in your area.

4. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Despite its name, Rocky Mountain spotted fever is found throughout the U.S. and Canada, though its highest concentration is in the Rocky Mountain states, California, and the Southeast. This infection can appear suddenly, with severe illness lasting about two weeks. Find out what to watch for and how it’s diagnosed.

5. Babesiosis
This tick-borne disease is caused by a blood parasite that infects a dog’s red blood cells. Dogs can become infected when feeding ticks pass the microscopic parasites, known as Babesia, to them. Like other tick-borne diseases, symptoms are often vague and sometimes difficult to identify.

6. Hepatozoonosis
Unlike other vector-borne diseases that are transmitted by tick bite, both forms of canine hepatozoonosis are transmitted when a dog eats or otherwise ingests an infected tick. Like other tick-borne diseases, symptoms are difficult to detect, but can include loss of appetite, weight loss, and depression. Learn more about canine hepatozoonosis.

By Matt Henry