Nutrition & Weight Management

Balanced nutrition and a healthy weight can do wonders for your pet, from supporting a better immune system to managing certain chronic medical conditions. The right diet and exercise can even extend and improve your pet’s overall quality of life.

The problem is, not all pet foods are created equal. With so many choices available to you, and little information regarding the topic of weight control, how can you really be sure that you’re adequately managing this aspect of your pet’s health? The answer is simple – you enlist the help of a pro.

At Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills, we are experienced in all aspects of companion animal nutrition and weight management. We can work with you to develop a customized diet and exercise plan that will bring out the very best in your very best friend.

It starts with proper nutrition…

Understanding your pet’s unique nutritional needs can be a challenge if you’re not quite sure what to look for. The team at Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills can help. We’ll start by conducting a comprehensive physical exam, taking into account a number of important factors, such as your pet’s breed, age, weight, and current health status. This will provide us with a clear picture of what type of food would help your pet achieve optimum health. We will also advise you on how much and how frequently you should be feeding your pet.

Then, move on to weight…

The second part of the process is weight control. This is particularly important because companion animals that are overweight are more likely to develop a number of serious medical conditions, such as diabetes. Conversely, pets that don’t weigh enough are also at risk of injury or illness. The key is determining exactly what weight range would be ideal for your pet, and then developing a plan for exercise and calorie control that will help achieve and maintain that healthier weight.

Ongoing maintenance…

Lastly, we will need to work on maintaining the good results we’re achieving over time. As pets age, their health care needs change, including those associated with diet and exercise. At certain intervals during your pet’s lifetime, we will need to re-evaluate our approach and make any necessary changes to our plan so that it continues to be as effective as it was originally designed to be.

Your pet’s body is like a well-oiled machine. Make sure you’re providing that machine with the right fuel and proper maintenance, and your reward will be many happy, healthy years of companionship with one another. Give us a call today to schedule a professional nutritional analysis. You’ll both be glad you did!

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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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    • Megan ShanahanMegan Shanahan

      I have been bringing my dogs and cats to Dr. Brad Cahoon for 15 years now. I trust him and his staff to care for and diagnose my pets. They are located conveniently and open 7 days a week. I won't go anywhere else!

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    • Chris DanleyChris Danley

      Dr Cahoon is a dedicated and skilled Vet who has cared for our Labrador for over 10 years. He is serious about finding solutions to problems and illnesses and has been very direct and honest about issues we have experienced. We love our dog as family though every few years he tries to kill himself in various ways and Dr Cahoon and the Veterinary Healing center has been there for us. For that we are very appreciative.

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    • Linda PelochinoLinda Pelochino

      Our dog Mucho was in intense pain last Christmas and having trouble walking. After a few weeks of rest and pain medication Dr Cahoon began treating him with laser and acupuncture therapy along with Chinese herbs. We are happy to report Mucho is now a happy active fellow. As we continue with his therapy, we are very grateful for this wonderful veterinary clinic.

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      Excellent care and service! The entire staff is professional, knowledgeable and caring.

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    • Elise KuikenElise Kuiken

      We have been taking our two dogs here for over 10 years. Dr. Cahoon always makes sure to explain everything and find options for our dog who has had a lot of health problems. Even though we live farther away now we still drive just to see them.

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      Our dog has been a patient for over 12 years and has received up to date care for allergies plus alternative medicine. Would recommend!

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