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.
Cat Myths Debunked
1. True or false? Cats don’t need to see the veterinarian as often as dogs. 
False, just like dogs the best medicine for cats is prevention. You should also consider that cats are actually much better at hiding symptoms of illness than dogs are. In other words if you don’t have routine blood work done on your cat, you may not be aware of illness until it’s too late. Protect your cats and bring them to San Bruno Pet often.

2. Cats can't be trained
Many people believe that cats can't be trained. This simply is not true. Watch this video on training a cat to sit. Here's more information on cat training.

3. Cats are mean
Cat owners already know that there’s no truth to this rumor. Not only are cats warm and affectionate, sometimes they’re even heroes! Cat's have been known to save the lives of dogs and people.

4. Cats are evil or "bad luck"
The association between black cats and evil occured during the middle ages. Because black cats walked around at night, had glowing eyes, and moved stealthily, they were thought to have supernatural powers. They were even thought to be witches' servants or even reborn witches. Let's face it, during the middle ages many things were considered to be evil for equally arbitrary reasons. Furthermore, superstitions often vary by region, and in many parts of the world cats are considered good luck.

5. All cats hate water
While most domestic cats would rather not bathe in, swim in, or otherwise interact with water, there are exceptions: The Turkish Van, Turkish Angora, Bengal, Savannah, Norwegian Forest, Maine Coon, and other breeds may look forward to baths.

6. Cats always land on their feet
Cats do have a remarkable abilitly to control their bodies in mid-air and shift balance; usually they will manage to land with their feet on the ground. Still, it's not a certainty and more importantly many people - espeically children - will mistakenly assume that all cats will also land without injury. It's important to talk with kids about playing gently and equally important to make sure all of your windows are closed or screened.