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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
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The Wrong and Right Ways to Collect a
Poop Sample

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.

Your dog’s annual exam is a very important one. San Bruno Pet will want to check for anything likely to cause your dog problems in the future. So when we ask you to bring a poop sample, it’s not because the practice is starting a collection, it’s because we need to check it. A poop sample allows us to better understand what is happening inside of your dog. It may reveal intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, coccidia and giardia. So how do you collect a poop sample the right way? Here are some tips:
  • Fresh is best when it comes to poop
  • Collect the freshest poop sample and bring it to your veterinarian the same day
  • You can seal the sample in a ziploc® bag (use two bags so that you do not contaminate anything else).
Here are some reasons why veterinarians recommend yearly fecal testing and what exactly is tested for.

In the meantime, here are some hilariously bad ways to collect a poop sample, enjoy!