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Welcome to St. Francis Animal & Bird Hospital

For those who demand the very best of veterinary care for their dogs, cats, and exotic pets

“Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” 
--Author Unknown 

A memorial is a wonderful way to remember a loved one. It is a way to keep your pet’s memory alive and to celebrate his or her life with others. A memorial is also a way to help you through the grieving process. We encourage you to post a photo and a memorial about your pet on our Pet Memorial Wall.

To get started, click here. If you have any questions or concerns about this site, please contact us at (651) 645-2808 or group@stfrancisabh.com.

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Happy Halloween: Beware of Chocolate Toxicity

Happy Halloween: Beware of Chocolate Toxicity

Most people enjoy chocolate, and not surprisingly, most pets do too! Unfortunately, chocolate can be toxic to pets and can lead to severe clinical signs including vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, hyperactivity, tremors, seizures, ataxia (‘drunkenness’), increased heart rate, heart arrhythmias, increased blood pressure, increased body temperature, difficulty breathing, and even death.

The toxic compounds in chocolate are methylxanthines – this includes both theobromine and caffeine. These compounds inhibit cellular


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