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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    • Stephanie JonesStephanie Jones

      This place is full of the kindest, most compassionate people. Dr Mckerney is Zoey’s favorite and she has gone above and beyond to always give Zoey the best care. Even while Zoey is hospitalized, Dr Mckerney and the staff have checked on her regularly. It means the world to us 💜💜💜

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      All of my dogs have been going there for almost 9 years. Staff and doctors are very caring.

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      We started seeing Dr Cahoon and Dr McKerney because we needed alternative health care for our 12yr old mutt. We specifically chose Veterinary Healing Center for their knowledge and experience with Eastern Medicine applications. Our family is overjoyed for our pet and the pain relief he is now experiencing since starting his treatment plan just a few months ago. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The prices are comparable to other veterinary offices. I highly recommend their services for your pets needs.

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      They take care of our pets as if they are their own! Everyone is welcoming and their holistic approach is appreciated!

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      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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      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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      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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