Treatment considerations and options for dogs diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma

According to the Veterinary Cancer Society, one in four dogs will be diagnosed with cancer at some point. Fortunately, veterinarians have never had more knowledge and technologies within arm’s reach to treat these cancers. Additionally, Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming works with clients in and around Jacksonville, Florida, to minimize or eliminate the risk factors associated with many cancers.  Soft tissue sarcoma represents a relatively common type of cancer, accounting for 15% of all canine skin tumors. In addition to the skin, this group of malignant cancers can arise in the fat, muscle, cartilage, and other subcutaneous connective tissues.  As with … Continue reading

5 common surgical procedures and related services: for the long, healthy life of your pet

While the word “surgery” can inspire dread among even the most no-nonsense pet parents, all healthy pets at some point or other will undergo at least one surgical procedure: spaying and neutering. These surgical services are critical to your dog’s and/or cat’s health. Unspayed females, for instance, are at a considerably greater risk of developing deadly uterine infections (pyometra) and mammary cancers than their spayed counterparts. When you spay or neuter your pets, you are also doing a great service to your community by controlling the pet population. Here, we at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming in Jacksonville, Florida, provide … 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!