St. Francis Animal Hospital provides affordable veterinary care to all owned pets in the surrounding Jacksonville area. Locally founded and inspired, we are a non-profit organization that treats all of our patients with quality, tender healthcare.
On DECEMBER 1, DONATE to St. Francis Animal Hospital and DOUBLE Your Donation!
Thanks to the generosity of anonymous donors, when you give to the Helping Paws Fund on #GivingTuesday, your donation will be DOUBLED! That means, your donation will make a bigger impact and help MORE less-fortunate family pets in need of medical care.
Your donation dollars will provide:
- $25 antibiotic injection
- $50 basic ultrasound
- $75 average overnight hospitalization care
- $100 hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment
- $125 X-Rays
- $150 extensive lab work for sick pets
- $300 blood transfusion
- $500 life-saving emergency surgery or snake bite antivenin
SHARE YOUR #Unselfie ABOUT WHY YOU SUPPORT ST. FRANCIS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
When you donate to St. Francis Animal Hospital on #GivingTuesday, post your #Unselfie photo on our Facebook page! CLICK HERE to download the St. Francis #Unselfie template for your St. Francis Animal Hospital #Unselfie photo message.
This Thanksgiving, we hope you and your pets have a safe and healthy holiday. To help you prevent any problems, please read these Pet Safety Tips from the ASPCA pet poison prevention experts for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that your pets can enjoy, too. In the event you may need veterinary care on Thanksgiving Day, St. Francis Animal Hospital will be OPEN!
THANKSGIVING HOURS OF OPERATION
Thursday, November 26, 2015: 8:30am – 5pm
If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don’t offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.
Sage can make your Thanksgiving stuffing taste delicious, but it and many other herbs contain essential oils and resins that can cause gastrointestinal upset and central nervous system depression to pets if eaten in large quantities. Cats are especially sensitive to the effects of certain essential oils.
No Bread Dough
Don’t spoil your pet’s holiday by giving him raw bread dough. According to ASPCA experts, when raw bread dough is ingested, an animal’s body heat causes the dough to rise in his stomach. As it expands, the pet may experience vomiting, severe abdominal pain and bloating, which could become a life-threatening emergency, requiring surgery.
Don’t Let Them Eat Cake
If you’re baking up Thanksgiving cakes, be sure your pets keep their noses out of the batter, especially if it includes raw eggs-they could contain salmonella bacteria that may lead to food poisoning.
Too Much of a Good Thing
A few small boneless pieces of cooked turkey, a taste of mashed potato or even a lick of pumpkin pie shouldn’t pose a problem. However, don’t allow your pets to overindulge, as they could wind up with a case of stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse-an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis. In fact, it’s best keep pets on their regular diets during the holidays.
A Feast Fit for a Kong
While the humans are chowing down, give your cat and dog their own little feast. Offer them Nylabones or made-for-pet chew bones. Or stuff their usual dinner-perhaps with a few added tidbits of turkey, vegetables (try sweet potato or green beans) and dribbles of gravy-inside a Kong toy. They’ll be happily occupied for awhile, working hard to extract their dinner from the toy.
Veterinary Care Available Thanksgiving Day
In the event you pet gets sick on Thanksgiving Day, St. Francis Animal Hospital will be open.
Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, 8:30am – 5pm
Wishing you and your pets a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!