With the global pandemic continuing to impact our lives, it is more important than ever that pets and pet parents take certain precautions to ensure they stay healthy and avoid contracting COVID-19. This ever-changing virus continues to perplex many medical professionals. We understand that the health of your pet is a top priority as well, so our team at Bluestar Pet Hospital and Grooming educate pet parents on the changes that are occurring within pet care and new COVID-19 updates. Our pets in St. Johns, Florida, are in safe hands, even as we learn more each day about pet services during this pandemic. Below are common questions asked regarding pets and COVID-19.
What do I do if I get sick with COVID-19?
If you contract COVID-19, it is smart to have a plan in place for the care of your pets during that time. Make sure you have adequate supplies in the event you need to quarantine, both for yourself and your pets, including medications, potty pads, cat litter, and food.
What protocols are in place at Bluestar Pet Hospital and Grooming?
Our protocols are constantly changing due to the increasing information being released regarding this complex condition. We strongly encourage pet parents to call our practice before visiting to determine what protocols are currently in place.
What if I have COVID-19?
Take care of yourself, and quarantine for the safety of others to avoid spreading the virus. While there is little information about passing COVID-19 to your pet, it is still a good idea to reduce contact with your pet while recovering from COVID-19 as a precaution. Consider having your pet stay with someone else during this time to ensure they stay healthy.
What if I have COVID-19, but my pet needs medical care?
Start today in planning for the worst so you can be prepared. Line up a friend or family member who can be responsible for bringing your pet into our practice if you are unable to due to a positive COVID-19 screening.
Call Bluestar Pet Hospital and Grooming today!
If you are in need of treatment or services for your cat or dog and live in the areas of Jacksonville and St. John’s, FL, we strongly encourage you to book an appointment with our practice. We are open seven days a week, offering both weekday and weekend services at both of our office locations.
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!