Dentistry

Clean, strong teeth and healthy gums are cornerstones to your pet’s overall health and well-being. Without regular care, your pet’s mouth can become home to everything from tartar and plaque buildup to gingivitis and dangerous bacteria which can eventually lead to more serious problems, like dental disease and even organ damage. Many pet owners are surprised to learn that lack of adequate dental care can even shorten their four-legged friend’s lifespan.

The good news is you can help your pet beat the odds and enjoy a clean, healthy mouth for life, simply by making a commitment to regular dental care. Veterinary Healing Center of Folsom offers comprehensive, professional pet dental care for both routine, preventative care as well as the treatment and management of existing oral health problems.

Our hospital is well-equipped and our team highly skilled in all aspects of pet dentistry. Whether it’s a simple exam or cleaning, or a more advanced procedure like an extraction or oral surgery, your pet will be in excellent hands with us! Even if you’ve never given your pet’s oral health a second thought, it’s never too late to start. We’ll get your loved one on the path to good dental health in no time!

Some of the common signs that a pet may be suffering from a dental problem include:

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

If your pet exhibits one or more of these signs, it’s time to schedule a dental exam. Give us a call today. We’ll work with you to get your loved one smiling pretty for many years to come!

 

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    • Heather C.Heather C.

      Went to the Folsom location for the first time today. It's a smidge closer to where I live and they had an opening so I figured, I love the El Dorado... Read More

    • 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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      For nineteen years, four dogs and one cat Brad and his team have been there for us with expertise and compassion.

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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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      We brought our older dog Daisy in for various health issues and surgery. The office staff and veterinarian were extremely polite, patient and caring. The... Read More

    • Laura Lee RogersLaura Lee Rogers

      Dr. McKerney has been treating my cockapoo, Waldo, with accutpunture for a couple of months now due to a spinal injry that resulted in paralization in the hind area. Waldo can now walk, a little wobbly. When recommended to me we did not know if Waldo would ever be able to walk again. Dr, McKerney is worth our drive (50miles) and time. She was also very thorough in reviewing all of Waldo's medical records prior to seeing him. Waldo is never expereinces any anxiety about going - that says a lot!

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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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