Allergies & Dermatology

Underneath that layer of fluff and fur, your pet has skin that can be just as sensitive as yours. Allergies, infections, parasites, and a number of other serious conditions can impact your pet, causing discomfort, itching, and even pain. At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we want to keep your loved one as healthy on the outside as he or she is on the inside.

Our professional pet allergy and dermatology services will help us get to the bottom of what’s causing your pet’s symptoms so we can develop the most effective plan to overcome the problem once and for all. Our hospital is outfitted with modern diagnostic equipment which we can use to gather fast and accurate test results. This allows us to pinpoint the problem quickly so it can be addressed right away.

Some of the conditions that we can provide assistance with include:

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Parasites
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Tumors
  • Skin cancer
  • Diseases of the feet
  • Chronic ear infections

Once we understand precisely what we’re dealing with, the next step is developing the best course of treatment. Depending on the situation, treatment may include the use of medication, topical creams, supplements, therapy, or surgery. In some cases, a combination of methods will be recommended for optimum results. Alternative medicine options may also be available to help resolve the problem at hand. Your pet’s suggested regimen will be completely tailored to his or her unique needs.

Allergy Care

If an allergy is to blame for your pet’s symptoms, we will conduct the appropriate tests to determine which type of allergy we’re dealing with (food or environmental), as well as what factors may be triggering your pet’s reactions. In many cases, allergies can be controlled without the use of drugs, simply by making some changes to your pet’s lifestyle. For those situations that require longer-term treatment, we’ll work with you to develop a plan that will reduce symptoms and provide a better quality of life for your pet.

Wondering whether you should have your pet evaluated? Some signs to look for include:

  • Excessive scratching (more than normal)
  • Rubbing against the floor, walls, or furniture to alleviate itching
  • Biting, chewing, or licking at the affected area
  • Bald spots
  • Scabs
  • Foul odor from the ears or skin
  • Bumps or lumps on or underneath the skin

If you notice any of these signs and you suspect your pet may be experiencing a dermatological issue, give us a call. We want to help that little guy or gal live a more comfortable life!

 

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    • Senta LudwigSenta Ludwig

      We have taken all three of our dogs to Dr. Cahoon and Dr. McKerney over the past 6 years - they have kept them healthy and happy through all manner of health conditions and injuries and our 15 year golden mix would not be able to walk without the acupuncture and laser treatments they provide. They love our dogs and always spend time with us to explain what is going on. Highly recommend!

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    • Shirley Bill MurrayShirley Bill Murray

      We were so pleased that you got Baby in to see you so quickly. Thank you for your caring for our pet. Dr. McKerney is the best.

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    • Donna BrodskyDonna Brodsky

      Brought PeeWee, who lost use of his back legs, in today for the first time and were treated with calm and care. I love the Eastern approach and we all have high hopes that acupuncture, laser treatment, and some herbs will fix the hitch in his giddyup and restore his youthful step again. Fingers crossed.

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    • Jackie Jaynes-CreelJackie Jaynes-Creel

      The Veterinary Healing Center of Folsom and El Dorado Hills has been fantastic. They have been there through some of the most difficult decisions (letting our Oreo go) to just making sure our girls are healthy (annual checkups). They are loving to our Boston and Chihuahua even when the dogs are not willing to be touched. This is a very Caring place. If you want to go somewhere that is fabulous with your fur babies this is the place. ��

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    • Sheri AndersonSheri Anderson

      I have been taking my elderly Bichon, Stasha, 15 yrs. old, to Vet Healing Center since October 2019. Dr. McKerney has been our vet who has been taking care of my Stasha's acupuncture. She has been very gentle in placing the needles and with the injection following the acupuncture. Stasha actually doesn't mind her placing the needles! Stasha acts like her younger sister who it 8!
      Dr. Cahoon removed a mass by my Stasha's ear today. They also did bloodwork. Dr. Cahoon phoned me when the procedure was finished with an in depth review of what happened and his suggestions for further care. I appreciate his time being sure that I understood everything.
      Everyone at the Vet Healing Center has been pleasant, caring and very helpful from making appointments to the acupuncture and mass removal and follow up. I definitely have recommended them to others!

      Thank you for taking such good care of my little Stasha!! 🥰

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    • Annbritt OutzenAnnbritt Outzen

      Our first ever visit to them. A+ from beginning to end .

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    • Holly Hallenbeck RoushHolly Hallenbeck Roush

      Tough visit this time since my dog has Lymphoma, but got lots of support and treatment options. Been bringing my pets here since 1997 with no complaints whatsoever. ��

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