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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    • Laura GeigerLaura Geiger

      I want to make an official post commending Dr Julie Santagata Paulsen and Dr Nathan Gimball and their team at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital...

      While Dr Gimbal was away, I was frantic when i came in to see them. Dr Paulsen put my heart and mind at ease. Dr Paulsen is compassionate and has a terrific bedside manor. This all occured during a very upsetting time for me with my 18 year old dog Tina.. when Dr Gimball returned he reviewed Tina's chart from her visit with Dr Paulsen and both of them agreed on the diagnosis. Dr Gimball performed Tina's surgery and the surgery went fantastic ! Tina looks and acts like a spring chicken !! You should see her, her face looks less stressed and there's a sparkle in her eyes again !!

      Between Dr Gimball and Dr Paulsen, I have complete confidence in both vets and their staff !! I cannot say enough about them and Ocean Breeze Animal hospital.

      If your a fan of Dr Gimball, you will love Dr Paulsen !! She is a wonderful addition to Ocean Breeze and I'm thrilled shes there !

      I thank them from the bottom of my heart !!

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    • Kim FloodKim Flood

      Great vets and staff ! Binx was impressed too !!

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    • Joe K.Joe K.

      I am very appreciative to Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital for their kind and caring service for one of our beloved Cats. When one of our rescue Cats had a... Read More

    • Carole NicholsCarole Nichols

      The vets, techs & receptionists are all very much in tune with both the patient and the owner. They are very compassionate and they listen to me when I ask questions or offer my input. Very happy with the service I have received with both of my dogs.

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    • Betty MoonBetty Moon

      the doctors and staff are wonderful and caring...

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    • Nicole FosterNicole Foster

      I can’t thank Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital enough for what they did for our family. It was the toughest decision deciding it was time to put our family dog to sleep and it was extremely hard on my children. They made a very hard decision for my family as comfortable as it could be. The staff was amazing and really cared about what my family was going thru.
      We Can’t thank you enough 💙

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    • Henry W.Henry W.

      We moved here on November of 2016. We had our two cats transported to this facility directly. They were great!

      Last week we were preparing for Hurricane... Read More