A Guide to Microchips: Keep Your Pet Safe!

In a randomized survey of more than 1,000 pet-owning households, the ASPCA reported that 15% of respondents had lost a dog or cat over five years. Accidents undoubtedly happen. Our pets’ natural curiosity gets the best of them. Fortunately, most of those pets (85%) were reunited with their families. The ASPCA notes that pet tags and microchips contributed to many of these reunions, with one in six dogs being returned due to this identification.  At Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming in Jacksonville, Florida, we encourage using both tags and microchips. Unlike tags, microchips “stay put.” They don’t fall off or become unreadable due to … Continue reading

Microchips: The secure, safe, proven way to reunite lost pets with their families

Collars can fall off. Dog tags may become worn and unreadable. But microchips are not prone to breakage, and they can’t be lost. So, the microchip process in Jacksonville, Florida, at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming presents a predictable way to reunite pets with their worried and devastated parents. The process is also safe, secure, non-invasive, comfortable, affordable, and straightforward.  How to find a lost pet with microchips: The facts The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that, while one in three pets will be lost in their lifetime, the dogs that are microchipped are more than twice as likely to be found … Continue reading


Meet Dr. Venkat Gutta Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming

Dr. Venkat Gutta
Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming

At Blue Star Pet Hospital and Grooming, Dr. Venkat Gutta provides high-quality and modern veterinary services to all your furry friends! At Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team are committed to providing your pets with both a full-service Veterinary Hospital and a modern grooming salon (St. Johns location only) for dogs and cats. Our primary commitment is to provide your companion animals with the highest quality medical care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent yet affordable veterinary care. At Bluestar, we also think that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of you and your pet are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve clients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210, and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery, techniques, advanced diagnostic testing, or even flea and tick control products, we give you access to the best and most cutting-edge treatments and technologies. At Bluestar, we believe that your pet is the STAR!