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Practice Name

Alamo Heights Pet Clinic

Primary Location
6488 N. New Braunfels Ave
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210-821-5544
Fax: 210-821-5563

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Tuesday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Wednesday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Thursday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Friday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Saturday8:00 a.m.12:00 pm
SundayClosed
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Pet dentistry is often overlooked by pet owners, but is in fact an instrumental aspect of pets health. Oral hygiene is one of the leading contributors of poor health in our pets, resulting in costly visits to the animal hospital.

Understanding Your Pet’s Dental Health

Plaque build-up and tarter are not always a sign of poor health, but the effects that it has on your pet’s overall health could be detrimental. Once plaque adheres to the teeth, your pet is at risk of developing tarter or calculus. The calculus will attract more plaque, eventually pushing up the gums and/or creating pockets in the gums. This could lead to the gums deteriorating and teeth loosening. In many cases, the problem will require emergency pet surgery for root canals and oral lesions.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

We perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

  •  Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
  •  Schedule regular dental cleanings
  •  Brush your pet’s teeth daily, or if every other day give your pet a dental hygiene chew
  •  Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health

Food/Prescription Refill Order

Please give us up to 24 hours to respond to your request. Medication
refills are subject to doctor approval. We will contact you when your
refill is ready for pick-up.

Featured Services

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

Dr. Kirby has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.

- John D. / San Antonio, TX

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Tuesday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Wednesday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Thursday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Friday7:30 a.m.6:00 p.m
Saturday8:00 a.m.12:00 pm
SundayClosed


  • INTRODUCING "KIRBY", GUIDE DOG IN TRAINING

    Due to our successful, first time ever, Fiesta Medal sale

    we were able to sponsor and name this sweet girl.

    We want to thanks all of you that purchased a medal(s)

    to help us support this wonderful organization 

Meet the Doctor

Meet The Doctor Dr. Kirby earned his BS in Bio-Medical Science in 1979 fromTexas A&M University and graduated Cum Laude with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Read More

Contact

  • 210-821-5544
  • 6488 N. New Braunfels Ave San Antonio, TX 78209
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