I think my pet is in pain. Is there anything I can give them over the counter at home?
Can my pet get COVID-19?
Why do I need heartworm & flea prevention if I’m not seeing fleas and my pet only goes outside to potty?
When it comes to fleas, think of it this way: do you treat your home for termites even though you don’t see them and/or your home is not currently being damaged by them? Prevention is best! Why wait for your fur baby to be infested with fleas before treating? Flea allergy dermatitis (a skin contact allergy) is also very common of pets. A common myth is that in order for your pet to have a flea allergy, you would see the fleas on your pet. This is often not the case with a flea allergy. The most common allergy from the flea is its salvia, meaning once a flea bites, your pet can break out and have a terrible skin reaction, even if the flea is no longer on your pet. This will cause your pet to itch like crazy and can develop into a skin infection including hair loss, hot spots, and a very uncomfortable pet. Again, prevention is the best way to keep your pets healthy and their veterinary costs to a minimum.
What if my pet ate something it shouldn’t have?
Although veterinarians are very knowledgeable, there are many things veterinarians may not be able to anticipate. There are so many things that can be toxic to pets, and that’s why pet poison hotlines were created. Pet poison hotlines have a very large data base and can let you know if your pet needs to see the veterinarian based off of what was ingested and how much was ingested. For more information on Pet Poison Hotline visit: https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/, or https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control.
Does my pet really need to wear the E-cone?
If I have more than one pet, can I get a discount for the other?
Can I make payments on my pet’s bill?
I found a pet. What should I do?
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!