Allergy & Dermatology

If you’ve ever suffered from an allergy or other type of skin condition, you understand all too well how uncomfortable and unpleasant it can be. The itchiness. The pain. The way it can interfere with every area of your life.

Did you know that companion animals can suffer from many of the same allergies and skin conditions that we can, and they can also experience the same unpleasant side effects? For pets, just as for humans, skin disorders can have a tremendous impact on quality of life. If your pet is experiencing some type of skin problem, whether it’s just excessive itching or a visible problem with the skin, coat, ears or feet, the team at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital can help!

Our experienced doctors are skilled at identifying, diagnosing and treating a broad range of dermatological problems. We employ the use of a broad range of diagnostic tools to help us pinpoint the exact cause of the problem, including but not limited to skin cultures, biopsies, laboratory tests, skin scrapings and more. Some of the dermatological problems we can assist with include:

  • Allergies (food, environmental)
  • Skin Infections (bacterial, fungal)
  • Parasites
  • Infections of the Ears
  • Diseases of the Feet
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Autoimmune Problems
  • Tumors/Growths
  • Skin Cancer

Once we’ve reached a definitive diagnosis, we’ll then work on developing and implementing an appropriate treatment protocol to address and overcome the problem once and for all. We may recommend various treatment options, including the use of topical creams, oral medications, supplements, therapy and surgery, or some combination of these.

We may also suggest making some minor changes at home. In many cases, simply changing your pet’s diet or removing certain items from your home that may be acting as irritants to your pet can reduce or eliminate the problem altogether. We’ll work with you to determine the best, and most effective course of action for your specific pet.

If you believe your pet may be experiencing some type of skin problem, don’t let them suffer another moment in pain or discomfort. Give us a call to schedule a professional dermatological evaluation today. We can help your four-legged friend live a more comfortable life.

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    • Rosie FernandezRosie Fernandez

      excellent care, wonderful technicians, very compassionate and caring veterinarians

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    • Sandee Conn ScozzafavaSandee Conn Scozzafava

      Friendly knowledgeable staff. Yearly check up for my sweet cat Roxie. She was comfortable and not traumatized. Received a thorough exam with all my questions answered. Felt confident when we left. Will continue any and all care for Roxie here!!

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    • Debbi GreerDebbi Greer

      Can not say enough about Dr. Paulson and everyone that helped with my lil Odie! They not only took very good care of him but they kept me on keel! Thank you all!!

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    • Carol N Sonny WeathermanCarol N Sonny Weatherman

      Staff is very helpful, friendly and courteous. Our four year old boy has been going to this vet since we got him at six weeks. He gets excited to go and leads me to the door. I would recommend this vet to everybody. The doctors listen to our concerns and respond accordingly.

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    • Cherri SmithCherri Smith

      my Smitty always received the best care at the Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital, The staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable, I trust them with the care of my dog. It is easy to make appointment when ever I need it. Thank you!

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    • Sharon ForsythSharon Forsyth

      Dr Legg & her vet tech did a fantastic job handling my 90 lb. lab who can really be difficult. Service at the front desk is also superb. Dr. Graves would be happy to know how well you're taking care of his patients.

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    • Margo CaronMargo Caron

      This was my first visit. I was able to have my new assistance animal seen.
      The staff made it happen. Assured me my puppy was not in any danger. I will definitely return! Thanx again!

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