A guide to FDA announcements on recalled pet food from Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming, St Johns Florida

The veterinarians at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming in St. Johns and Jacksonville, FL, have developed a particular interest in nutritional consulting. We appreciate that proper nutrition, which evolves with your pet’s needs, is an integral part of their sustained health and well-being. We are proud to be an authority that you can trust for the latest, credible information on everything from animal companion dietary “trends” to announcements issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to recalled pet food products. The correct information is empowering and can be applied to protect your pet from health threats and … Continue reading

Why Pet Dental Care is Vital to Your Dog and Cat in St Johns and Jacksonville FL

If you ever had a toothache, you know how miserable the pain can make you feel. Dogs and cats have the same pain when they have a terrible toothache. Often, we do not know that our furry best friend is trying to deal with painful dental issues. Yearly teeth cleaning and gum checkups are essential for continued good health in your dog and cat. Dental cleaning is such a small thing to do for your pet to keep them healthy. Read on to find out what methods are used for excellent dental care in St. Johns and Jacksonville, FL. Your … Continue reading

Dermatology for pets and Proactive care is more than a “shiny coat,” which supports a healthy life

Among humans and animals alike, the skin is the largest organ and is multi-functional; it partly protects your internal organs from outside environmental threats and regulates body temperature. So, when your pet’s skin is not healthy, it can affect his or her comfort, quality of life and even increase the risk of developing systemic problems. Likewise, the skin can also reflect internal problems. Many systemic diseases or imbalances can manifest as dull hair or itchy, inflamed, and flaky skin. Dermatology care at BlueStar Pet Hospital & Grooming in St. Johns, FL, is proactive. We work with our clients to prevent … Continue reading

For the good of your pet, your household, and community: State-of-the-art neutering services in St. Johns, FL

You probably know that spaying and neutering your pet is the “right thing to do” to prevent the heartbreaking situation of too many pets, too few loving homes for them to call their own. However, when you seek out neutering and related sterilization services for your pet at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming in St. Johns, FL, you are also encouraging the long, healthy life of your dog or cat. And you are fostering the most joyful and healthy relationship between you and your fur baby and other members of your household. A common procedure with many benefits Hormones are … Continue reading

Parasite Testing Expertise in Jacksonville, FL

Intestinal parasites are a common but powerful and potentially dangerous condition that can affect both cats and dogs. Parasites can have a serious impact on your pet’s wellbeing and can progress to more complicated and severe conditions if left untreated. At Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming, we offer precise parasite testing and control, helping make sure your pets stay healthy and happy for as long as possible. If your pet does have parasites, we take an effective and safe approach to removal without further stressing them. Testing is done with the same level of precision and delicacy, making sure your … Continue reading

Find an Emergency & Critical Care Pet Hospital in Jacksonville

When an emergency happens that affects your pet, you want an immediate response from someone who knows what to do. The expert team at Bluestar Pet Hospital is very familiar with emergency situations, and they can offer emergency and critical care services for your pet at their Jacksonville, FL, and other Florida locations. Patients with an emergency issue can call (904) 720-4272 or (904) 720-4275 for a prompt response. Our team will take your call the moment you need it, and they can offer guidance to any problem over the phone. They will also set up an appointment that moment, … Continue reading


Soft tissue surgery is a type of surgery that involves surgery on tissues that are not bone. There are many different types of soft tissue surgeries that can be performed in cats. Apart from a simple routine spay or neuter procedure, the most common soft tissue surgeries in cats are foreign body removal, bladder stone removal, or mass removal. At Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming, our veterinarians are no strangers to these types of surgeries. Cats are notorious for eating things like hair ties and strings! These foreign objects can cause a blockage in the intestines which can lead to … Continue reading


Periodontal surgery in cats and dogs is a topic we get asked about often here at Bluestar Pet Hospital & Grooming. Before discussing the surgery options, the first question we are often asked is, “what are the periodontal tissues in my pet?” Periodontal tissues consist of the gum tissue—the gingiva, tooth socket, tissue covering the root, and ligament that attaches the root to the bone. There are many different periodontal surgeries that can be performed in cats and dogs that all depend on your pet’s individual situation and needs. The most common periodontal surgery in cats and dogs is some … Continue reading


What even is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is gum disease. Gum disease is present in animals as well as humans. It can be mild to severe and can cause many problems affecting your pet’s health. It is very rare for an owner to notice periodontal disease signs since there are often no symptoms until the periodontal disease is very advanced. Sometimes bad breath can be an early indicator of oral health. Once periodontal disease is in its advanced stages, your pet will have been living with chronic pain for some time. Because it advances slowly over time, your pets won’t … Continue reading

What are some signs that my pet needs emergency services? Jacksonville, FL vet gets you through the “worst”

At Bluestar Pet Hospital and Grooming, we take great pride in our accessible, urgent care and state-of-the-art emergency vet services. This provides peace of mind to pet parents. In some situations, moments matter. Drs Sri, Gutta, and Amar of our Jacksonville, FL location are happy to provide a guide to get your dog or cat back to feeling his or her best in no time. What “trouble signs” should I watch for? Well, that depends on if you have a dog or cat. Cats tend to be more subtle in their expressions of pain or discomfort. Dogs can be more … 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 topmost commitment is to provide your companion animals with high-quality medicinal care. Dr. Gutta strongly believes in treating your four-legged companions as family members and providing them with excellent veterinary care in a value-friendly manner. At Bluestar, we also believe that it is important to educate you, as a pet owner, and ensure that the unique needs of your pet and you are met at all times. Through Bluestar, Dr. Gutta and his team serve patients in Durbin Crossing, Jacksonville, St Augustine, St Johns, CR 210 and other areas. Whether it is pet vaccinations, surgery equipment, and 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!