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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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NOTE: These are offered
as general information
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.
Intestinal Parasites and Dogs A-Z

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

All dogs and cats are at risk for parasites. External parasites like fleas and ticks are usually easy to spot if you know what to look for, but others, like intestinal parasites, can easily go undetected.

According to Kansas State, 34% of dogs in the U.S. have some form of intestinal parasite. Worse, these parasites can be hard for pet parents to spot and can pose a threat to both you and your pets. So San Bruno Pet has put together information to help you protect your whole family from the most common internal parasites. 

Why Does San Bruno Pet Want a Poop Sample?
It may seem like a strange request, but it's always a great idea to bring a fresh poop sample from your dog for his regular checkup. Find out why here.

Roundworm and Dogs
These hard-to-detect parasites can cause issues from weight-loss, to diarrhea, to human infection. Find out what you need to know about roundworms.

Hookworms
Hookworms are an intestinal parasite that can cause diarrhea, weight loss, anemia and other problems in dogs and other animals. Find out how to protect your family from this common parasite.

Tapeworms
Tapeworms are a common intestinal parasite that can infect both pets and people, but should you worry? Get the facts about the most common type of tapeworm infection, Dipylidium caninum.

Whipworms
Whipworms are relatively common in dogs and can live in an environment for many years waiting for a host. Find out how to keep your dog safe while still enjoying the great outdoor.

Giardia
Giardia is a nasty parasite that can affect dogs, cats, and even people. This video talks about the life cycle of Giardi and how both pets and people come into contact with it.