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Human Food and Your Pet

For a 20 lb. dog, 1 small oatmeal cookie is the caloric equivalent of 1 hamburger or 1 entire chocolate bar for a person.

If a 10 lb. cat ate 1 ounce of cheddar cheese, it would be the same as if a person ate 3-1/2 hamburgers or 4 whole chocolate bars.

For a 20 lb. dog, eating 1 hot dog is the same as a person consuming 3 entire hamburgers or 2 whole chocolate bars.

Just 1 potato chip for a 10 lb. cat is the caloric equivalent of 1/2 of a hamburger or 1/2 of a chocolate bar for a person.

One ounce of cheddar cheese for a 20 lb. dog has the same number of calories as 2-1/2 hamburgers or 1-1/2 chocolate bars do for a person.

For a 10 lb. cat, 1 cup of milk has the same number calories as 4-1/2 hamburgers or 5 chocolate bars do for a person.

Contrary to Popular Belief
Dogs do not sweat by salivating, they sweat through the pads of their feet.

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Professional Staff

Meet The Doctors


Dan R. Kirby, DVM;
Veterinarian: Dr. Kirby earned his BS in Bio-Medical Science in 1979 from Texas A&M University and graduated Cum Laude with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He has been a practicing veterinarian for 25 years and has been the owner and director of Alamo Heights Pet Clinic for 11 years. Under Dr. Kirby's ownership, AHPC has passed stringent guidelines to become an AAHA accredited hospital, He has expanded and remodeled the clinic and has furnished it with the latest in veterinary technology. Dr Kirby's veterinary interests are surgery, ultrasonography, rehabilitation therapy and a holistic approach to medicine.

Dr. Kirby is married and has 3 children. He hosts a radio show every Sunday morning on KTSA 550 am from 11 a.m. - Noon, His interests include photography, archeology, fishing, kayaking, hiking and basketball. The Kirby's have 3 dogs, 1 bird, 1 rabbit, 1 hamster and ? cats. For more information on Dr. Kirby, click here.


Claudia S. Alldredge, BS, DVM;
Veterinarian: Dr. Alldredge, has been an AHPC associate for the past 11 years, she graduated Cum Laude with a DVM from Texas A&M University in 1981 and she worked in a AAHA certified small animal/exotic practice in Fort Worth for 15 years before relocating to the Texas Hill Country in 1996.

Dr. Alldredge is married to a veterinarian specializing in large animals and has a mobile service in the Hill Country. Together they have 3 children. She admits to having quite a menagerie of animals; 12 dogs, 7 cats, 1 parrot, 2 miniature donkeys and 3 horses. Her interests include horses and she is an avid gardener.



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