Dentistry

Are you confident that your pet’s dental health is as good as it should be? Bad breath is more than just a nuisance – it could actually be a sign that your pet is suffering from a dental problem. Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills is your one-stop-shop for professional pet dentistry. Whether it’s a routine exam or cleaning, an advanced oral health care procedure or helpful tips for home dental care, you can count on us!

Dental care is serious business…

Without adequate care, plaque and tartar can begin to build up on the teeth and below the gum line, leading to bacteria which can spread disease throughout your pet’s entire body. If dental disease is allowed to develop and worsen, it can result in infection that can lead to everything from painful tooth loss to heart, lung, or kidney disease. That’s why dental care is such a serious matter.

The good news…

The good news is your pet doesn’t have to become a part of these troublesome statistics. All it takes is a commitment to ongoing dental care – both professional and at home. At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we recommend that every pet receive a comprehensive dental exam at least once a year. This will allow us to stay on top of your pet’s oral health, and identify areas of concern so that we can address them right away.

Our team of professionals is well trained in administering a broad range of dental care services, from routine preventative care to the advanced treatment of existing oral health problems. We use modern equipment and conduct all dental procedures with the utmost attention given to patient safety and comfort. Even if you’ve never given your pet’s dental care much thought, it’s never too late!

Signs to watch for…

Some of the more common indicators that your pet may need dental attention include:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Inflamed or bleeding gums
  • Swelling around the mouth or face
  • Obvious pain when touched near the mouth area

If any of these signs present themselves, even if you bring your pet in regularly for care, give us a call right away to schedule a dental exam. The sooner we can get a potential problem under control, the better the outcome for your pet.

Finally, there’s the important role that you play as part of your pet’s dental health care team. Annual cleanings aren’t always enough to keep the plaque, tartar, and bacteria at bay. It’s important that you make an effort to continue the work we started by caring for your pet’s oral health at home, in between professional appointments. If you need help, just ask! A member of our team would be happy to provide a demonstration of home brushing techniques and offer any advice and guidance you need.

Don’t take chances with your companion’s life and longevity. Make a commitment to dental care and help that little critter beat the odds! Together we’ll work hard to help your animal companion enjoy a happy, healthy smile for life!

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    • Margaret Daly ClaessenMargaret Daly Claessen

      The Veterinary Healing Center in El Dorado Hills is fantastic. My cat Marshmallow and I have been with them for a year. I brought Marshmallow there for a second opinion about his breathing problems because of asthma and upper respiratory issues. He was getting injections about every 6 weeks, and those many trips to the vet were very stressful on him. Dr. McKerney, took Marshmallow off the injections - steroids and convenia – and put him on a tablet of doxycycline. She felt that his main issue is upper respiratory. Marsh has not had any breathing problems for a year, and he is happy to take his pill in a pill pocket! I have such a positive experience when Marshmallow and I visit. Marsh is not the best behaved patient, and Dr. McKerney is wonderful and is always so patient and gentle with him, and the staff is patient and gentle with him, too – I am grateful, and thankful!!

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    • Sandy Wedekind DeKreekSandy Wedekind DeKreek

      We have been taking our Labrador to The Veterinary Healing Center for almost two years to treat her with eastern medicine/procedures for radiating pain from her neck to down her front leg. After about 6 acupuncture treatments and cervical formula powder supplements we saw a remarkable improvement! She went from limping and barely able to climb stairs to running around the yard and jumping into the pool! She was like a brand new dog! We continue with monthly maintenance treatments and we couldn’t be happier with the results! We now take our English Golden Retriever puppy there for checkups!

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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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      Dr K absolutely fantastic he saw Brutus on short notice and the care he received was excellent the staff was very courteous and caring

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      Today was my first time bringing my 2 dogs here ami and kuma, I just moved from downtown to el dorado hills so I needed to get a new local vet.
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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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