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St. Francis Pet Clinic

St. Francis Pet Clinic Since 1981 St. Francis Pet Clinic has been providing progressive, compassionate, and comprehensive high quality veterinary care with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care.

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What makes a good pet sitter? Whether you're looking for a pet sitter to care for your fur-kid during your vacation or o...
03/07/2022

What makes a good pet sitter? Whether you're looking for a pet sitter to care for your fur-kid during your vacation or on a regular basis, finding the right person can be challenging. Before you start looking, think about the characteristics and skills that are particularly important to you. Here are 10 traits a good pet sitter should have. https://www.care.com/c/stories/6206/10-things-to-look-for-in-a-pet-sitter/en-gb/

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03/06/2022

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03/05/2022

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Every idea shared and every opportunity seized by you has helped us achieve our success. We greatly appreciate your effo...
03/04/2022

Every idea shared and every opportunity seized by you has helped us achieve our success. We greatly appreciate your efforts. Thank you.

Dogs, in a way, are "multilingual"; humans who speak different languages have come up with different ways to represent t...
03/03/2022

Dogs, in a way, are "multilingual"; humans who speak different languages have come up with different ways to represent the sounds dogs make. So if you talk about how dogs say "woof" in a non-English-speaking country, you'll probably be *dogged* by confused looks. https://www.rd.com/list/dogs-different-languages/

If you suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous, call us immediately.
03/02/2022

If you suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous, call us immediately.

Just a reminder to give your pet his parasite preventative!
03/01/2022

Just a reminder to give your pet his parasite preventative!

What would your pet's #1 peeve be?
02/26/2022

What would your pet's #1 peeve be?

Brushing your dog's teeth may actually prevent some serious canine health problems. In this video we learn the proper te...
02/24/2022

Brushing your dog's teeth may actually prevent some serious canine health problems. In this video we learn the proper technique for brushing your dog's teeth, how often you should brush your dog's teeth, and what are some other home care options to keep your dog's teeth healthy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsNlLLSBWLU

The thought of brushing your cat's teeth probably hasn't even crossed your mind, but just like us humans, cats also requ...
02/23/2022

The thought of brushing your cat's teeth probably hasn't even crossed your mind, but just like us humans, cats also require dental care to stay healthy. If you take things slowly, give them lots of praise and try and make it a positive experience, with time brushing your cat's teeth will become easier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KPmWOQydfY

This day combines two of the most happy-making things we have in this life: dogs and exercise. So grab your walking shoe...
02/22/2022

This day combines two of the most happy-making things we have in this life: dogs and exercise. So grab your walking shoes, a leash, and some treats for the road, and take your favorite pooch for a stroll to celebrate National Walking the Dog Day!

We all know that we love our pets everyday, but today it's mandated! Tell us what you do to "love-on" your pet!
02/20/2022

We all know that we love our pets everyday, but today it's mandated! Tell us what you do to "love-on" your pet!

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02/19/2022

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Happy Valentine's Day!
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day!

Stay safe and enjoy!
02/13/2022

Stay safe and enjoy!

Enjoy and stay safe!
02/12/2022

Enjoy and stay safe!

Our pets are the best! And their parents are pretty special too!
02/11/2022

Our pets are the best! And their parents are pretty special too!

Some cat cravings are easy to understand: Cream, catnip, mice.But plastic bags, houseplants, wool, paper, rubber bands? ...
02/10/2022

Some cat cravings are easy to understand: Cream, catnip, mice.But plastic bags, houseplants, wool, paper, rubber bands? Why would a cat eat those? The urge to eat nonfood items - called pica - can be pretty common in cats. https://icatcare.org/advice/pica-in-cats/

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, call us to schedule an appointment.
02/09/2022

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, call us to schedule an appointment.

Talk to us about the right time to spay or neuter your pet.
02/08/2022

Talk to us about the right time to spay or neuter your pet.

Accidents happen, and pets can get burned for one reason or another just like their owners can. When this happens, it is...
02/07/2022

Accidents happen, and pets can get burned for one reason or another just like their owners can. When this happens, it is best to have a hands-off policy and leave your pet’s burn treatments to us. Read why: https://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pet-talk/pet-burns/

We LOVE our pets - and their people are pretty great too!
02/06/2022

We LOVE our pets - and their people are pretty great too!

What would your cat put on their candy heart?
02/05/2022

What would your cat put on their candy heart?

Hang in there!!
02/03/2022

Hang in there!!

It's National Cat Health Month! If you see any of these signs, it's time to bring your cat to see us!
02/02/2022

It's National Cat Health Month! If you see any of these signs, it's time to bring your cat to see us!

Just a reminder to give your pet his parasite preventative!
02/01/2022

Just a reminder to give your pet his parasite preventative!

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01/30/2022

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138 W Ortega St
Santa Barbara, CA
93101

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 7pm
Tuesday 7am - 7pm
Wednesday 7am - 7pm
Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 7am - 7pm

Telephone

(805) 963-0577

Website

stfrancispetclinic.com

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There are many things about our modern lifestyle that conflict with our pets’ natural and instinctive needs. In those situations, dog and cat pheromones can help to provide a sense of safety and well-being. What are pheromones? https://www.petmd.com/dog/behavior/how-do-calming-dog-and-cat-pheromones-work
A reputable dog breeder is an expert in the breed they're selling and cares for their dogs in the same way you will. Here's how you can tell a real breeder from a wannabe, or even worse, a "puppy mill." https://www.rd.com/list/signs-you-cant-trust-dog-breeder/
Did you know that since your pets are smaller and spend more time at home, they can exhibit signs of carbon monoxide (CO) before humans? Here are some signs to watch for, so you can protect your pets: https://www.technicalsafetybc.ca/blog/8-signs-your-pet-may-be-suffering-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
If your cat could ask you anything, what would it be?
A Crocodile, an Owl, and a Turkey all hug their humans in this touching video from 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUsiY8FxoWs
It probably comes as no surprise that sugar is not the best food for your pet to be eating, as many of the negative impacts of sugar on humans—from weight gain to dental problems—also apply to our pets. It's another reason to keep treats to a minimum and human food out of their reach. https://www.thesprucepets.com/can-dogs-eat-sugar-4847013
Playful biting, joyful jumping and incessant chewing may be 'cute' when your dog is a puppy ... but can turn into serious behavior issues by the time he's an adult. Start training now before those naughty puppy behaviors become bad habits forever. https://www.dogster.com/puppies/will-your-puppy-outgrow-these-behaviors
A day to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Enjoy!
It's hard to believe we first ran this post 19 months ago! Here's to a better 2022!